Tran H. Cao, MD

Resident Physician

Dr. Cao joined The Department of Family Medicine in 2020. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic - Island East. Dr. Cao earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Houston, and a Doctorate of Medicine from St. George's University School of Medicine in True Blue Grenada.

Dr. Cao is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

Dr. Cao's academic and clinical interests include preventive medicine, integrative medicine, dermatology and ophthalmology.

A Personal Note from Dr. CAO

I am a 1st generation Vietnamese-American, born and raised in Houston, Texas. I attended the University of Houston for my undergraduate degree, where I studied Biology and Chemistry. After graduating, I worked in research in the Texas Medical Center. All of my hard work was rewarded when I was accepted to and completed my medical education at St. George’s University School of Medicine.

Throughout medical school, I found myself truly enjoying aspects of every field, which supported my desire to become the best Family Medicine physician I can be. I could not have asked for a better place to reach this goal than UTMB, where I have access to incomparable support and guidance. With skilled faculty and staff, opportunities in procedures, and both outpatient and inpatient settings, I know I am already on my way to reaching all of my aspirations. Furthermore, UTMB places emphasis on preventative medicine and integrative medicine, providing patients with thorough care and treatment that they are most comfortable with. With tracks in women’s health, sports medicine, integrative medicine, faculty development and so much more, I have limitless opportunities for growth and development wherever my journey may lead me, which made it my first choice for training.

I strive to become a well-rounded family physician, capable of treating, educating, and developing strong physician-patient relationships with all ages to optimize their health. Devoting my career to this goal will be my thank-you letter to my family, educators, patients, and the great state of Texas, where I hope to one day establish a practice. Aside from medicine, I enjoy cooking and sampling different cuisines, baking, calligraphy, and traveling!

Tran Cao, MD

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

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Clinic Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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