Dr Tran is an internationally renowned liver specialist and was the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. She has been triple board certified by the ABIM in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology.

Education and Training

She now works as Senior Global Medical Director for Gilead Sciences in Medical Affairs focused on research for a cure for hepatitis B, global elimination of hepatitis C, and research on fatty liver disease. She maintains a specialized clinical practice at South Bay Gastroenterology.


Dr. Tran has broad research interests in the areas of viral hepatitis B and C, liver disease in women and pregnancy and liver transplantation. She is a globally recognized speaker and has been an NIH-funded researcher in the field of chronic hepatitis B, and is active in patient and community advocacy on hepatitis B prevention and treatment. She has authored and co-authored numerous abstracts, papers and books on liver disease and published in journals such as Hepatology, New England Journal of Medicine and Liver Transplantation and has served on the editorial board for Hepatology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Tran is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association. She was Vice Chair and Chair of the AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee and was instrumental in developing national clinical standards for the care of liver patients.


Dr. Tran earned her undergraduate degree at UCLA and medical degree at New York Medical College and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai, where she twice received the Leo G. Rigler Award for clinical excellence. She then went on to complete fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology/liver transplantation at University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai. She has been named a US News & World Report Best Doctor, Castle-Connelly Top Doctor, and Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor for more than 15 years.

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