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Binh N. Trinh, M.D., Ph.D.

Binh N. Trinh, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

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(415) 885-3882 Patients & Clinic
(415) 353-8890 Academic Office
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  • University of California, Irvine, B.S., Biochemistry, 1996
    University of California, Irvine, B.S., Chemistry, 1996
    USC Keck School of Medicine, Ph.D., 2003
    USC Keck School of Medicine, M.D., 2005
  • Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Intern, General Surgery, 2005-06
    Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery, 2005-07, 2009-11                                                                                                                   Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Chief Resident, General Surgery, 2011-12                                                                                                           University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2012-13                                                                                                                                                                   University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2013-15
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2004-05                                                                                                                            USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2007-09                       
    Program Affiliations:
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Lung Transplantation, UCSF Heart and Lung Transplantation Program
    San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lung Transplantation Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma (BAC) Carcinoid Tumors Chest Wall Tumors Esophageal Cancer Esophagectomy Lung Metastases Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Robotic Thoracic Surgery Malignant Mesothelioma Mediastinal Masses Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Sarcomas Small Cell Lung Cancer Thymoma & Thymic Carcinoma Tracheal Tumors Hyperhidrosis
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    Inflammation in lung carcinogenesis
    Clinical outcomes research
    Discovery of novel therapeutic targets in in thoracic malignancies
    Early Cancer Detection and Screening
    Lung cancer epigenetics and biomarkers
  • Vietnamese
Dr. Binh Trinh is surgeon who specializes in surgery of the lung and chest. He is a member of the Lung Transplant Program at UCSF Medical Center. He treats patients with tumors of the chest including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors and mesothelioma and benign conditions such as lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema, hyperhidrosis, diaphragmatic hernia and tracheal stenosis. He has interest in less painful minimally invasive approaches including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotics application. His research background include the role of DNA methylation in cancer, cancer early detection, and prognosis for lung and esophagus.
Dr. Trinh earned dual medical degrees from a joint M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He went on to complete his General Surgery residency at LAC/USC followed by a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at UCSF. He joined the staff at UCSF in 2016. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Medical Association.
  1. Campan M, Weisenberger DJ, Trinh B, Laird PW. MethyLight and Digital MethyLight. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1708:497-513. View in PubMed
  2. Choi IS, Yu K, Kim J, De Guzman E, Weisenberger DJ, Oghamian S, Kim HJ, Lee KH, Carroll C, Trinh BN, Kim M, Houshdaran S, Laird PW, Jones PA, Warburton D, Liang G, Koh CJ. Alterations in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation patterns of Calca, Timp3, Mmp2, and Igf2r are associated with chronic cystitis in a cyclophosphamide-induced mouse model. Urology. 2013 Jul; 82(1):253.e9-15. View in PubMed
  3. Campan M, Weisenberger DJ, Trinh B, Laird PW. MethyLight. Methods Mol Biol. 2009; 507:325-37. View in PubMed
  4. Weisenberger DJ, Trinh BN, Campan M, Sharma S, Long TI, Ananthnarayan S, Liang G, Esteva FJ, Hortobagyi GN, McCormick F, Jones PA, Laird PW. DNA methylation analysis by digital bisulfite genomic sequencing and digital MethyLight. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Aug; 36(14):4689-98. View in PubMed
  5. Byun HM, Choi SH, Laird PW, Trinh B, Siddiqui MA, Marquez VE, Yang AS. 2'-Deoxy-N4-[2-(4-nitrophenyl)ethoxycarbonyl]-5-azacytidine: a novel inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase that requires activation by human carboxylesterase 1. Cancer Lett. 2008 Aug 08; 266(2):238-48. View in PubMed
  6. Kim M, Trinh BN, Long TI, Oghamian S, Laird PW. Dnmt1 deficiency leads to enhanced microsatellite instability in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2004; 32(19):5742-9. View in PubMed
  7. Trinh BN, Ong CN, Coetzee GA, Yu MC, Laird PW. Thymidylate synthase: a novel genetic determinant of plasma homocysteine and folate levels. Hum Genet. 2002 Sep; 111(3):299-302. View in PubMed
  8. Trinh BN, Long TI, Nickel AE, Shibata D, Laird PW. DNA methyltransferase deficiency modifies cancer susceptibility in mice lacking DNA mismatch repair. Mol Cell Biol. 2002 May; 22(9):2906-17. View in PubMed
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