BiographyThanh-Nga Trinh Tran MD PhD is a board-certified dermatologist and researcher as well as an Assistant in Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Tran graduated with a bachelor in science with honors from California Institute of Technology and obtained her MD from Harvard Medical School and her PhD from the Medical Engineering, Medical Physics program of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and a residency in Dermatology at the Harvard Combined Dermatology Program.
Dr. Tran is currently carrying out research at the Cutaneous Biology Research Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The focus of her research is on the integration of biomedical engineering, particularly nanotechnology, tissue engineering and drug delivery towards developing novel therapies for dermatologic conditions. The aim of her current work is to employ nanotechnology and nucleic acid based technologies, particularly siRNAs, as potential therapies in treating skin diseases through cutaneous application. She is also conducting a clinical trial titled "Preventing Growth of Hemangioma Tumors in Newborns," at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine.
Dr. Tran is actively involved in mentoring medical students and residents as well as in international medical volunteer work, having established a vascular anomalies clinic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she continues to devote part of her time yearly for the support and training of dermatologists there.