Hanh-Tam Tran, M.D.

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  • Breast Surgery Clinical Associate

Languages: English, Vietnamese


Breast Surgery, General Surgery


Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-243-5230 | Fax: 202-243-5221


Hanh-Tam Tran M.D., is a breast surgeon with the Sullivan Breast Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital and a clinical associate at the School of Medicine. She completed her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Anne Arundel Medical Center and her residency training at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. Tran completed her breast fellowship at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She has experience in breast surgery including breast-conserving surgery, nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomy, remote incision lumpectomies and oncoplastic techniques.

Her current research is focused on identifying patients who could be omitted from having axillary surgery. 

Dr. Tran earned second place for Top Abstract at the Breast Cancer Coordinated Care (BC3) Conference, Washington D.C. in 2018; second place for cancer research at the American College of Surgeons, Maryland Chapter Meeting and has published several articles on breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. 

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  • Breast Surgery Clinical Associate

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery
  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2013)


  • General Surgery; Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (2018)


  • Breast Surgical Oncology; Luminis Anne Arundel Medical Center (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Hanh-Tam Tran, MD; Daina Pack, MD; Charles Mylander, MD; Laura Martino, MD; Martin Rosman, MD; Lorraine Tafra, MD, FACS; Rubie Sue Jackson, MD, MPH: Ultrasound-Based Nomogram Identifies Breast Cancer Patients Unlikely to Harbor Axillary Metastasis: Towards Selective Omission of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug;27 (8):2679-2686

Christine K. Harris, MD; Hanh-Tam Tran, MD; Katherine Lee; Charles Mylander, PhD; Martin Rosman, MD; Daina Pack, MD; Lorraine Tafra, MD, FACS; Christopher B. Umbricht, MD, PhD; Reema Andrade, MBBS; Wen Liang, DO, FACS; Rubie Sue Jackson, MD, MPH: Positive Ultrasound-Guided Lymph Node Needle Biopsy in Breast Cancer May Not Mandate Axillary Lymph Node. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Oct; 24 (10): 3004-3010

Hanh-Tam Tran MD, Asma Mursleen BS, Sahar Mirpour MD, Omar Ghanem MD, Maen Farha MD: Papillary Breast Lesions: Association with Malignancy and Upgrade Rates on Surgical Excision. Am Surg. 2017 Nov 1; 83 (11):1294-1297

Christopher P. Michetti MD, Margaret Griffen MD, Hanh-Tam Tran MD, Moira E. Crosby MPH, Amber W Trickey PhD: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Performed by Acute Care Surgeons and General Surgeons EPublished. Am Surg. 2015 May; 81 (5): E220-1. PMID: 25975316

Activities & Honors


  • Top Research Award at the Quality Improvement Showcase, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • 2nd place in Cancer Research, American College of Surgeon Maryland Chapter Meeting, 2019
  • 2nd place for Top Abstract, Breast Cancer Coordinated Care Conference
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2021


  • American Society of Breast Surgeons

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Ultraound-based nomogram identifies breast cancer patients unlikely to harbor axillary metastasis: Towards selective omission of sentinel lymph node biopsy.
    Podium, Surgical Grand Rounds, Annapolis, MD (07/12/2019)
    Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Benign papilloma excised at an NAPBC-accredited breast center: analysis of local upgrade rates for use in patient counseling.
    Podium, Quality Improvement Showcase, Quality Improvement Showcase, Annapolis, MD (03/18/2019)
    Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Nomogram incorporating axillary ultrasound results can identify a subgroup of patients unlikely to benefit from SLNB
    Podium, American College of Surgeon Maryland Chapter Meeting, Annapolis, MD (03/23/2019)
    American College of Surgeon Maryland Chapter Meeting

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Advances in Breast-Sparing Surgery for Cancer Patients, Johns Hopkins Medicine (01/14/21)

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