David Dinh Tran, MD

Medical Oncology, Brain Tumor


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1751 Foothill Blvd. Suite 2 Ste 2, La Canada, CA 91011

Monday - Friday

8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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1520 San Pablo St. HC2 - Suite 3800 Ste 3800, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Vietnamese, English
About David Dinh Tran, MD
David D. Tran, MD, PhD, has dedicated his career as a physician-scientist to finding a cure for brain cancer and other formidable cancers. He specializes in treating patients with tumors of the brain and spinal cord with personalized cancer therapy based on each patient’s unique health, disease profile and genetic makeup.

Dr. Tran’s research interests include novel immunotherapeutic approaches in brain cancer, cancer genomics, cancer stem cells and brain metastasis. His research group works on several technologies to help accelerate discoveries in cancer care, including the development of powerful artificial intelligence engines and first-in-human gene therapy treatment options.

He’s been recognized for research excellence by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health; Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the Department of Defense; Society for Neuro-Oncology; World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies; Center for Advancing Innovation; Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation; and Elsa U. Pardee Foundation.

In his free time, Dr. Tran is an avid gardener and cook. He enjoys growing decorative trees, orchids and rare succulents, and says some of his best scientific ideas come to him while gardening.
“My patients are always the most influential driving force in my career, guiding everything I do professionally. Every patient story teaches us invaluable insights.

“At the USC Brain Tumor Center, we are here to help you at every step and turn of your journey.”


  • Medical Oncology
  • Brain Tumor

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • GEHA
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Brand New Day
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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