DR. CHRISTOPHER M. TRAN'S CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE:   To provide comprehensive and compassionate care as a general otolaryngologist with special clinical interests including sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, laryngology, sialendoscopy, general pediatric otolaryngology and facial plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Education:   2012-2017

Otolaryngology Residency
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

2008-2012

Doctorate of Medicine, May 2012
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

2011-2012

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Certificate, May 2012
Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies & Research, Nashville, TN

2004-2008

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology w/ Natural Sciences Minor
Renaissance Scholar, Thematic Option Honors
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2000-2004

International Baccalaureate Diploma
Summa Cum Laude
Canyon High School, Anaheim, CA

PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & PRESENTATIONS:   2016

Transtympanic Delivery of Antisense Oligonucleotides in Murine Model of Usher Syndrome
Tran C, Ponnath A, Flaat M, Rigo F, Amato R, Hastings M, Lentz J.
Podium presentation: Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Feb 23, 2016.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Supervisor: Jennifer Lentz, PhD
Project design, operative intervention, data collection, literature review and authorship. Development of protocol for transcanal transtympanic drug delivery in neonatal mice.

Otolaryngology: A Color Handbook
Rosenthal L, Patadia M, Stankiewicz J
Chapter: LeFort Fractures
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Supervisor: Laura Hetzler, MD
Authorship.

2014

Minimally Invasive Management of Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula with T-tube
Tran C, Fink D, Kunduk M, McWhorter A.
Publication: Laryngoscope. 2015 Aug;125(8):1911-4. doi: 10.1002/lary.25215. Epub 2015 May 28.
Poster presentation: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, 2014.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Supervisor: Daniel Fink, MD
Case series and literature review of minimally invasive management of tracheo-esophageal fistulae.

Infectious Complications of Pediatric Orbital Floor Fractures
Tran C, Lavie J, Brickman T, Jeyakumar A.
Poster presentation: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, COSM 2014.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Supervisor: Anita Jeyakuma, MD MS
Case report and literature review of infectious orbital complications of pediatric facial trauma.

2012

Cough Cost Study: High Economic Burden of Caring for Patients with Suspected Extraesophageal Reflux
Vanderbilt Voice Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Supervisor: David Francis, MD MS
Chart review to quantify clinical interventions to be used in calculating cost of evaluating EER symptoms.

2011

“The Revolving Door: America’s Hidden Danger”
Discovery Channel Communications HIV Awareness & Prevention Documentary
Tran C, Bell M, Johnson P, Simmons G, Thompson S, Thornhill T.
HBCU Wellness Project Spring Symposium 2011
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Supervisor: D’Ann Redd
Researched, coordinated, and executed HIV prevention video focused on HIV testing of former prison inmates and associated contacts.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
 

2009-2012

CRLA International Tutor Program Certified Tutor
Epps Center for Educational Development & Support
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Supervisor: Tammy Lavender.
Tutor first and second-year medical students in various medical school modules.

2009-2012

Teaching Assistant, Gross Anatomy & Embryology
Department of Integrated Didactics
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Supervisor: Arthur Jackson, Ph.D.
Assist medical students in dissections and arrange practical examinations.

2004-2008

SAT and Mathematics Instructor
Elite Educational Institute, Anaheim Hills, CA
Director: Sarah Noh, Nicholas Lee.
Instruction of SAT Math, Elementary Math, & Algebra for students grades K-12.

2003-2005

Vietnamese Bilingual Religious Education Instructor & Retreat Leader
St. Boniface Church, Anaheim, CA
Taught catechism to children and organized faith-based retreats for adolescents.

   

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  2012-present

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Resident Member

2016-2017

Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Resident Member

2014-2017

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Resident Member

2011-present

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Gamma Chapter, President 2011-2012

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Chapter Vice President 2011-2012

CONFERENCES & COURSES ATTENDED:

  2017

Triological Society 2017 Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Tulane Symposium on Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases, New Orleans, LA

2016

Association of Research in Otolaryngology, MidwinterMeeting, SanDiego, CA
Louisiana State University Sialendoscopy Course, New Orleans, LA
Residents’ Advanced Rhinology East Course, Tampa, FL
AAOA Advanced Allergy Course, New Orleans, LA

2015

Louisiana State University Sialendoscopy Course, New Orleans, LA

2014

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
AAFPRS Essentials in Facial Plastic Surgery Course, Orlando, FL
AAOA Basic Allergy Course, Orlando, FL
Combined Sections Meeting, National Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Louisiana State University Sialendoscopy Course, New Orleans, LA

CERTIFICATIONS:

  June 2012

Surgical Laser Education Certificate (Principles of Laser Physics, Safety Precautions, Clinical Applications, and Practice Situations)
Interim Louisiana Hospital, New Orleans, LA

2010-present

ACLS – Adult Cardiopulmonary Life Support