Meet Dr. Bao Tran

Dr. Bao Tran recently joined Napa Solano Plastic Surgery. She brings with her a passion for innovation in plastic surgery, training from experts in the field, and compassion care for patients.


Dr. Tran graduated with honors from UCLA where she double majored in Physiological Science and Anthropology. She received her Medical Doctor degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2014. She then completed her surgical internship at New York Presbyterian followed by Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Between her internship and residency, Dr. Tran was an NIH research fellow at the prestigious Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center conducting projects in Breast Reconstruction and Lymphedema under the mentorship of Dr. Bernie Lee and Dr. Dhruv Singhal. She was instrumental in developing the Boston Lymphatic Center, a now designated Comprehensive Center of Excellence in lymphatic care.

During her training, Dr. Tran was mentored by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi, a world renown expert in Festoons and periorbital rejuvenation. With an immense interest for Aesthetic Surgery especially Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Tran sought out additional training and mentorship from facial aesthetic experts including Dr. Bahman Guyuron in Cleveland, OH and Dr. Tim Marten in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Tran believes in the importance of innovation and research in Plastic Surgery. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed and book chapters. She is an ad hoc reviewer for the plastic surgery journal Eplasty.

But above all, Dr. Tran is a surgeon physician first. Being able to help patients find confidence through refined, restorative surgical techniques and thoughtful care is her life passion. She listens and values patient’s aesthetic goals to deliver highly personalized care.

As a Bay Area native, Dr. Tran is excited to return home for this next chapter in her life. 


  1. Tran BNN, Didzbalis CJ, Chen T, Shulzhenko NO, Asaadi M. Safety and Efficacy of Third-Generation Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: A Series of 261 Cases. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2022 Jul 27;. doi: 10.1007/s00266-022-02992-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35896731.


  1. Tran BNN, Luthringer M, Reed L, Asaadi M. Addition of “Septal Window” to Lower Blepharoplasty for the Management of Fat of the Lower Eyelids. Ann Plast Surg. 2022 May 1;88(3 Suppl 3):S214-S218. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003129. PubMed PMID: 35276712.


  1. Bogdasarian RN, Cai SB, Tran BNN, Ignatiuk A, Lee ES. Surgical prevention of terminal neuroma and phantom limb pain: a literature review. Arch Plast Surg. 2021 May;48(3):310-322. doi: 10.5999/aps.2020.02180. Epub 2021 May 15. PubMed PMID: 34024077; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8143949.


  1. Chen AD, Ruan QZ, Tran BNN, Singhal D. Response to “Reply to ‘Integrative Medicine in Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Review of Our Literature'”. Ann Plast Surg. 2020 Oct;85(4):457-458. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002247. PubMed PMID: 32118632.


  1. Chen DH, Johnson AR, Ayyala H, Lee ES, Lee BT, Tran BNN. A Multimetric Health Literacy Analysis of Autologous Versus Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2020 Jul;85(S1 Suppl 1):S102-S108. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002348. PubMed PMID: 32187068.


  1. Oleck NC, Johnson AR, Tran BNN, Ayyala HS, Lee ES, Lee BT. A Multimetric Health Literacy Analysis of Online Information for Gluteal Augmentation With Fat Grafting. Ann Plast Surg. 2020 Jul;85(S1 Suppl 1):S97-S101. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002425. PubMed PMID: 32530853.


  1. Chen AD, Kang CO, Tran BNN, Ruan QZ, Cuccolo NG, Lee BT, Ganor O. Surgical Approaches and 30-Day Complications of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Repair Using American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric. J Surg Res. 2020 Jun;250:102-111. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.12.046. Epub 2020 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 32044506.


  1. Granick MS, Tran BNN, Alvarez OM. Latest Advances in Wound Debridement Techniques. Surg Technol


  1. Scott BB, Johnson AR, Doval AF, Tran BN, Lee BT. Readability and Understandability Analysis of Online Materials Related to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2020 Feb;54(2):111-117. doi: 10.1177/1538574419879855. Epub 2019 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 31607232.


  1. Johnson AR, Fleishman A, Tran BNN, Shillue K, Carroll B, Tsai LL, Donohoe KJ, James TA, Lee BT, Singhal D. Developing a Lymphatic Surgery Program: A First-Year Review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Dec;144(6):975e-985e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006223. PubMed PMID: 31764631.


  1. Johnson AR, Tsai LL, Tran BNN, Lin SJ, Singhal D. Reply: Technological Advances in Lymphatic Surgery: Bringing to Light the Invisible. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov;144(5):942e-943e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006131. PubMed PMID: 31403560.


  1. Shah NR, Ayyala HS, Tran BNN, Therattil PJ, Keith JD. Outcomes in Chest Wall Reconstruction Using Methyl Methacrylate Prostheses: A Review of the Literature and Case Series Utilizing a Novel Approach with Biologic Mesh. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Oct;35(8):575-586. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688717. Epub 2019 May 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 31071727.


  1. Tran BNN, Johnson AR, Shen C, Lee BT, Lee ES. Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy Efficacy in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in High-Risk Patients: A Meta-analysis. J Surg Res. 2019 Sep;241:63-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.03.033. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 31009887.



  1. Tran BNN, Chen AD, Granoff MD, Johnson AR, Kamali P, Singhal D, Lee BT, Fukudome EY. Surgical outcomes of sternal rigid plate fixation from 2005 to 2016 using the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Arch Plast Surg. 2019 Jul;46(4):336-343. doi: 10.5999/aps.2018.01102. Epub 2019 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 31336422; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6657184.


  1. Tran BNN, Lee BT, Singhal D. Response to “Opinions on the Swine Model for the Surgical Prevention of Lymphedema”. J Surg Res. 2019 May;237:116-117. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.04.019. Epub 2018 May 31. PubMed PMID: 29861324.


  1. Epstein S, Tran BN, Capone AC, Ruan QZ, Fukudome EY, Ricci JA, Testa MA, Dennerlein JT, Lee BT, Singhal D. The Current State of Surgical Ergonomics Education in U.S. Surgical Training: A Survey Study. Ann Surg. 2019 Apr;269(4):778-784. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002592. PubMed PMID: 29381528.


  1. Ruan QZ, Chen AD, Tran BNN, Epstein S, Fukudome EY, Tobias AM, Lin SJ, Lee BT, Yeh GY, Singhal D. Integrative Medicine in Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Review of Our Literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Apr;82(4):459-468. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001676. PubMed PMID: 30557187; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7082151.


  1. Hughes CD, Tran BNN, Rinkinen J, Lee BT, Iorio ML. Readability, Suitability, and Complexity of Online Resources for Lower Extremity Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jan;82(1):2-6. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001636. PubMed PMID: 30300222.


  1. Singhal D, Tran BN, Angelo JP, Lee BT, Lin SJ. Technological Advances in Lymphatic Surgery: Bringing to Light the Invisible. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan;143(1):283-293. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005132. Review. PubMed PMID: 30589805.


  1. Tran BNN, Celestin AR, Lee BT, Critchlow J, Tsai L, Toskich B, Singhal D. Quantifying Lymph Nodes During Lymph Node Transplantation: The Role of Intraoperative Ultrasound. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Dec;81(6):675-678. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001571. PubMed PMID: 30113979.


  1. Zhao R, Tran BNN, Doval AF, Broadwater G, Buretta KJ, Orr JP, Lee BT, Hollenbeck ST. A Multicenter Analysis Examining Patients Undergoing Conversion of Implant-based Breast Reconstruction to Abdominally based Free Tissue Transfer. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Nov;34(9):685-691. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1641680. Epub 2018 May 7. PubMed PMID: 29734445.


  1. Epstein S, Tran BN, Capone AC, Ruan QZ, Lee BT, Singhal D. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Plastic Surgeons: A Systematic Review. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Oct;34(8):553-562. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1608680. Epub 2017 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 29166679.


  1. Tran BNN, Chen AD, Kamali P, Singhal D, Lee BT, Fukudome EY. National perioperative outcomes of flap coverage for pressure ulcers from 2005 to 2015 using American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Arch Plast Surg. 2018 Sep;45(5):418-424. doi: 10.5999/aps.2018.00262. Epub 2018 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 30282412; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6177629.


  1. Epstein S, Tran BN, Cohen JB, Lin SJ, Singhal D, Lee BT. Racial disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction: National trends in utilization from 2005 to 2014. 2018 Jul 1;124(13):2774-2784. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31395. Epub 2018 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 29660760.


  1. Tran BNN, Ruan QZ, Cohen JB, Kamali P, Doval AF, Tobias AM, Singhal D, Lin SJ, Lee BT. Does Hormone Therapy Use Increase Perioperative Complications in Abdominally Based Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction?. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun;141(6):805e-813e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004359. PubMed PMID: 29794694.


  1. Ricci JA, Tran BNN, Ruan QZ, Lin SJ, Singhal D, Lee BT. Comparing Head and Facial Computed Tomographic Imaging in Identifying Operative Facial Fractures. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Apr;80(4 Suppl 4):S219-S222. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001289. PubMed PMID: 29319569.


  1. Tran BNN, Epstein S, Singhal D, Lee BT, Tobias AM, Ganor O. Gender Affirmation Surgery: A Synopsis Using American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program and National Inpatient Sample Databases. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Apr;80(4 Suppl 4):S229-S235. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001350. PubMed PMID: 29401127.


  1. Doval AF, Riba L, Tran BNN, Rudd R, Lee BT. Literacy Analysis of Spanish Online Resources for Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Apr;80(4 Suppl 4):S189-S195. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001411. PubMed PMID: 29538001.


  1. Epstein S, Sparer EH, Tran BN, Ruan QZ, Dennerlein JT, Singhal D, Lee BT. Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons and Interventionalists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2018 Feb 21;153(2):e174947. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4947. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 29282463; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5838584.


  1. Tran BNN, Ruan QZ, Epstein S, Ricci JA, Rudd RE, Lee BT. Literacy analysis of National Comprehensive Cancer Network patient guidelines for the most common malignancies in the United States. 2018 Feb 15;124(4):769-774. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31113. Epub 2017 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 29178322.


  1. Tran BNN, Angelo JP, Lee JH, Ruan QZ, Laurence RG, Choi HS, Lee BT, Singhal D. A novel pilot animal model for the surgical prevention of lymphedema: the power of optical imaging. J Surg Res. 2018 Jan;221:285-292. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.08.029. Epub 2017 Oct 6. PubMed PMID: 29229140.


  1. Tran BNN, Fadayomi A, Lin SJ, Singhal D, Lee BT. Cost analysis of postmastectomy reconstruction: A comparison of two staged implant reconstruction using tissue expander and acellular dermal matrix with abdominal-based perforator free flaps. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep;116(4):439-447. doi: 10.1002/jso.24692. Epub 2017 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 28591940.


  1. Tran BNN, Fadayomi A, Lin SJ, Singhal D, Lee BT, Lee BT, Nahabedian MY. Cost analysis of postmastectomy reconstruction: A comparison of two staged implant reconstruction using tissue expander and acellular dermal matrix with abdominal based perforator free flaps. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep;116(4):448-449. doi: 10.1002/jso.24694. Epub 2017 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 28591935.


  1. Kamali P, Lee M, Becherer BE, Wu W, Curiel D, Tran BNN, Tobias AM, Lin SJ, Lee BT. Medial Row Perforators Are Associated with Higher Rates of Fat Necrosis in Bilateral DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul;140(1):19-24. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003413. PubMed PMID: 28338587.


  1. Tran BNN, Singh M, Lee BT, Rudd R, Singhal D. Readability, complexity, and suitability analysis of online lymphedema resources. J Surg Res. 2017 Jun 1;213:251-260. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.02.056. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 28601323.


  1. Tran BNN, Singh M, Singhal D, Rudd R, Lee BT. Readability, complexity, and suitability of online resources for mastectomy and lumpectomy. J Surg Res. 2017 May 15;212:214-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.01.012. Epub 2017 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 28550909.




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