Lan Vu, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.A.S. in Clinical Research2008 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)

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    Dr. Lan Vu is a pediatric surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Her research interests include outcomes for children with surgically correctable birth defects. Her interest in global health includes establishing sustainable collaborations with countries in Southeast Asia.

    Born in Vietnam, Vu immigrated to the United States in 1981. She earned her medical degree from UCSF. Her time as a medical student included a year as a research assistant to Dr. Hanmin Lee in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery. During this time, she also worked as a domestic violence counselor in the Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco.

    Vu finished her general surgery residency at UCSF. During her residency, she completed a two-year pediatric surgery research fellowship and earned a master's degree in clinical research. She completed her pediatric surgery training at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

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    1. Nutritional Management of Infants With a Giant Ruptured Omphalocele: Clinical Observations From a Single Institution Case Series. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 03 01; 76(3):e61-e65. Burke S, Laverde R, Klarich MK, Vu LT. PMID: 36302247.
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    2. Sa1635: IMPACT OF NUTRITION AND GROWTH MEASURES ON POUCHITIS FOLLOWING PROCTOCOLECTOMY FOR PEDIATRIC ULCERATIVE COLITIS. Gastroenterology. 2022 May 1; 162(7):s-449. Patel PP, Stekol SE, Kao KE, Heyman HM, Vu VL, Verstraete VS. .
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    3. Oral Feeding in Infants After Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair While on Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: The Impact of a Dysphagia Provider-Led Protocol. Dysphagia. 2022 10; 37(5):1305-1313. Schwab ME, Crennan M, Burke S, Sang H, Klarich MK, Keller RL, Vu LT. PMID: 34981254.
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    4. Inaccurate Capture of Primary Language Spoken at Home in the Pediatric Medical Record Is Independently Associated with Low Parent Activation in a Pediatric Surgical Population. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2021 Nov 1; 233(5):s178-s179. Evans EL, Kim KP, Shui SA, Lazar LA, Murota MD, Jin JJ, Onwubiko OC, Vu VL, Jensen JA, Lee LH. .
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    5. Factors and Growth Trends Associated With the Need for Gastrostomy Tube in Neonates With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021 10 01; 73(4):555-559. Schwab ME, Burke S, Klarich MK, Vu LT. PMID: 34117194.
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    6. A Novel Thoracic Ultrasound Measurement After Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Identifies Decreased Diaphragmatic Excursion Associated With Adverse Respiratory and Surgical Outcomes. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:707052. Ross JT, Liang NE, Phelps AS, Squillaro AI, Vu LT. PMID: 34422729; PMCID: PMC8375432.
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    7. Symptomatic duodenal web diagnosed in a young adult. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2020 Nov 1; 62:101635. Conroy CP, Onwubiko OC, Vu VL. .
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    8. A Comparison of Spinal Anesthesia Versus Monitored Anesthesia Care With Local Anesthesia in Minimally Invasive Fetal Surgery. Obstetric Anesthesia Digest. 2020 Sep 1; 40(3):145-146. Ferschl FM, Feiner FJ, Vu VL, Smith SD, Rollins RM. .
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    9. De novo somatic mutations and KRAS amplification are associated with cholangiocarcinoma in a patient with a history of choledochal cyst. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Dec; 55(12):2657-2661. Schwab ME, Song H, Mattis A, Phelps A, Vu LT, Huang FW, Nijagal A. PMID: 32295706; PMCID: PMC7942710.
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    10. Esophagoesophagopexy technique for assisted fistulization of esophageal atresia. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Jan; 34(1):63-69. Chumfong I, Lee H, Padilla BE, MacKenzie TC, Vu LT. PMID: 29124403.
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    11. Closer Look at the Nutritional Outcomes of Patients After Primary Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 08; 65(2):237-241. Vu LT, McFarland C, Bratton B, Lee H. PMID: 28489671.
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    12. Surgical site infections in neonates and infants: is antibiotic prophylaxis needed for longer than 24 h? Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Jun; 30(6):587-92. Vu LT, Vittinghoff E, Nobuhara KK, Farmer DL, Lee H. PMID: 24805114.
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    13. Water-absorbing balls: a "growing" problem. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct; 130(4):e1011-4. Zamora IJ, Vu LT, Larimer EL, Olutoye OO. PMID: 22987870.
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    14. Endoscopic specimen pouch technique for removal of giant fibroadenomas of the breast. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Apr; 47(4):803-7. Cheng PJ, Vu LT, Cass DL, Hicks MJ, Brandt ML, Kim ES. PMID: 22498401.
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    15. HLA-DR matching in organ allocation: balance between waiting time and rejection in pediatric kidney transplantation. Arch Surg. 2011 Jul; 146(7):824-9. Vu LT, Baxter-Lowe LA, Garcia J, McEnhill M, Summers P, Hirose R, Lee M, Stock PG. PMID: 21768429.
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    16. Outcomes of multigestational pregnancies affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Sep; 45(9):1753-8. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Keller RL, Jelin EB, Bratton BJ, Townsend TC, Nobuhara KK. PMID: 20850616.
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    17. Long-term surgical outcomes in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: observations from a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):155-60; discussion 160. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Keller RL, Bratton B, Lee H, Farmer D, Harrison M, Miniati D, Mackenzie T, Hirose S, Nobuhara K. PMID: 20105597.
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    18. Conflicts in wound classification of neonatal operations. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44(6):1206-11. Vu LT, Nobuhara KK, Lee H, Farmer DL. PMID: 19524742.
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    19. Neighbourhood contexts and low birthweight: social disconnection heightens single parents risks in Saskatoon. Can J Public Health. 2009 Mar-Apr; 100(2):130-4. Muhajarine N, Vu LT. PMID: 19839290; PMCID: PMC6973934.
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    20. 63-P: The impact of HLA disparity in pediatric kidney recipients. Human Immunology. 2008 Oct 1; 69:s39. Lowe LL, Vu VL, Garcia GJ, Stock SP. .
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    21. 58-P: Efficacy of LABScreen reagents for detection of post transplant HLA antibodies. Human Immunology. 2008 Oct 1; 69:s36. Garcia GJ, Vu VL, Stock SP, Lowe LL. .
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    22. Predicting strangulated small bowel obstruction: an old problem revisited. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Jan; 13(1):93-9. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Shawo AE, Yeh B, Gasper WJ, Harris HW. PMID: 18685902.
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    23. ROLE OF HLA MATCHING IN ORGAN ALLOCATION: BALANCE BETWEEN GRAFT SURVIVAL AND SENSITIZATION IN PEDIATRIC KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS. Transplantation Journal. 2008 Jul 1; 86(2S):201-202. Vu VL, Baxter-Lowe BL, Garcia GJ, McEnhill MM, Stock SP. .
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    24. Determination of risk factors for deep venous thrombosis in hospitalized children. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun; 43(6):1095-9. Vu LT, Nobuhara KK, Lee H, Farmer DL. PMID: 18558189.
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    25. Increasing prevalence of gastroschisis: population-based study in California. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 152(6):807-11. Vu LT, Nobuhara KK, Laurent C, Shaw GM. PMID: 18492521.
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    26. Thoracoscopic versus open resection for congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations of the lung. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan; 43(1):35-9. Vu LT, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK, Miniati D, Lee H. PMID: 18206452.
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    27. The effect of intravitreal triamcinolone on intraocular pressure. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Jun; 23(6):1253-8. Kramar M, Vu L, Whitson JT, He YG. PMID: 17559723.
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    28. Image of the month--leiomyosarcoma of the breast. Arch Surg. 2006 Dec; 141(12):1263-4. Vu LT, Luce J, Knudson MM. PMID: 17178971.
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