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Christopher M. Tran, MD

Christopher M. Tran, MD

Christopher M. Tran, MD

Publications

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.

Undergraduate Education

2004-2008: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology w/ Natural Sciences Minor, Renaissance Scholar, Thematic Option Honors, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Medical Education

2008-2012: Doctorate of Medicine, May 2012, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Postgraduate Medical Training

  • 2012-2017, Otolaryngology Residency, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • 2011-2012, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Certificate, May 2012, Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies & Research, Nashville, TN

Certification

  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • 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

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.