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About Hao (Howie) Tran, MD

Howie Tran, MD, is board-certified cardiologist who specializes in treating patients with end-stage or advanced heart failure. He cares for patients who require heart transplants and mechanical circulatory support devices, including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVADs). Dr. Tran is also experienced in right heart-catheterization with heart tissue biopsies.

As an associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Tran instructs students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has lectured and coauthored numerous journal articles on advanced therapies in heart failure and the use of VADs. His work has appeared in Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Heart Failure.

Dr. Tran did his medical training in advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and transplant cardiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed a general cardiology fellowship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. Dr. Tran earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

Dr. Tran is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

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For more information, see Cardiovascular Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Residency

  • Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2015-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography

Conditions and Treatments

  • Management of Heart Transplantation
  • Management of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Management of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
  • Treatment of End Stage Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Muscle Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted