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Tony Tran, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology



Tony Tran, M.D.

Tony Tran, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1060
Phone: 409.772.4887
tt3tran@utmb.edu

Clinical Expertise

  1. Transthoracic Echocardiography
  2. Transesophageal Echocardiography
  3. Nuclear Cardiology

Clinic Location

University Cardiology Clinic in Texas City, University Hospital Clinics in Galveston.

Research Interests

  1. Echocardiography
  2. Diastolic Dysfunction
  3. Preventive Cardiology

Overview

Dr. Tony Tran is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. His educational background includes a BS in Biology from the University of Houston - Honors College in 1993. While doing his undergraduate studies, he was involved in various research programs, including an undergraduate internship in the Department of Biology at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois as well as a summer research fellowship in the Eukaryotic Transcriptional Regulation Section of the National Cancer Institute in Maryland. He also worked in the Division of Biochemistry at the University of Houston for his Senior Honors Thesis.

Dr. Tran completed his MD at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, during which time he was a research fellow twice in the Biomedical Sciences Exchange Program-Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (BMEP-DAAD) and worked at the Institüt für Biochimie, Charité Hospital/Humboldt Universität in 1994 and Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in 1997, both in Berlin, Germany.

He completed the Medical Research Investigator Track (MeRIT) clinical investigator pathway in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 2002, during which time he was involved in basic science research in Dr. Douglas Mann's heart failure laboratory. He also completed his fellowship in Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine 2004.

Dr. Tran's interests include medical student and resident education as well as patient care. His research interests are in diastolic dysfunction and cardiac imaging. Dr. Tran sees patients at University Cardiology Clinic, Mainland Pavilion Center.

Education

Degree Year Institution
B.S. 1993 University of Houston
M.D. 1997 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency
Internal Medicine
 
2002
 
Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease
Nuclear Cardiology
 
2004
2005
 
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Select Publications

  1. Tony Tran, Roger Rossen, Douglas Mann, "Recent Insights into the Molecular Pathophysiology of Viral Myocarditis." Priniciples of Molecular Cardiology. Ed. Marschall Runge and Cam Patterson. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2005. 145-153.
  2. Diwan A, Tran T, Misra A, Mann DL. Inflammatory Mediators and the Failing Heart: A Translational Approach. Curr Mol Med. 2003 March; 3(2): 161-82. Review.

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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