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Thuy Tran, MD, PhD

Instructor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); ABIM Physician-Scientist Research Pathway Resident



Dr. Tran is an Instructor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and cares for patients with melanoma and renal cell cancers at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven and in Smilow Guilford. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and participated in the ABIM Physician-Scientist Research Pathway. She received her MD and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

This year, Dr. Tran received funding through the YCC K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program (IOTP) to support her work looking at anti-PD-1 and anti-VEGFR in brain metastases. In 2019 she received a five-year grant through the Yale Cancer Center-Advanced Training Program for Physician-scientists (YCC-ATPP) for her work Models of Melanoma Brain Metastasis-Associated Vasogenic Edema and Development of Novel Anti-Edema Therapies. Dr. Tran is actively involved in lab-based, translational research and in clinical trials related to melanoma and brain metastasis.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2015)
  • MD
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2013)
  • PhD
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology (2011)
  • BS
    Emory University, Biology and French (2005)

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