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Van Ann Tran, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery Service University of Illinois College of MedicineDepartment of Ophthalmology
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Biographical Info

Sees Patients at:
Specialty Care Building (SCB)
Oculplastic & Reconstructive Surgery Service
1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612

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Millennium Park Eye Center (MPEC)
30 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 410
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone:  (312) 996-2020


Dr. Van Ann Tran (Ann Tran) is an oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in ophthalmic plastic, orbital, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. She is a fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist. She completed residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a two-year ASOPRS multi-institutional fellowship in New York City. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct provider at Arbor Eye Care and the North Chicago Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Tran’s primary goal is to provide individualize patient care. Each patient is given a thoughtful customized plan, working together towards a common goal. Her clinical interests include thyroid eye disease, skull-base and orbital tumors, endoscopic orbital surgery, aesthetic surgery, eyelid/brow ptosis and the lacrimal/tearing system. She has received multiple awards during her training, including a surgical fellowship teaching award and has over 60 peer-review research publications, and presented her work at numerous national meetings.




BS—University of Wisconsin
MD—University of Wisconsin
Ophthalmology Residency—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—NYC Combined ASOPRS Program: Cornell, Columbia, Bellevue Hospital, New York University and Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital


Recent Publications

See the full list of Dr. Tran’s published journal articles on PubMed.

Chen DA, Tran AQ, Dinkin MJ, Lelli GJ. Ophthalmic Virtual Visit Utilization and Patient Satisfaction During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Telemed J E Health. 2021 Oct 4. PMID: 34609934.

Magazin M, Tran AQ, Tooley AA. Utilizing a Mobile Platform to Obtain Quantitative Measurements of Exophthalmos. Orbit. 2021 Sep 19:1-7. PMID: 34542003.

Tran AQ, Topilow N, Rong A, et al. Comparison of Skin Antiseptic Agents and the Role of 0.01% Hypochlorous Acid. Aesthet Surg J. 2021 Sep 14;41(10):1170-1175. PMID: 33247899.

Tran AQ, Zhang-Nunes SX, Cahill K , et al. Thyroid eye disease with choroidal folds. Orbit. 2021 Jun;40(3):206-214. PMID: 32326785.

Tran AQ, Kazim M. Orbital Surgical Guidelines: Pediatric Considerations. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2021 Feb;82(1):142-148. PMID: 33777627.

Tran AQ, DeMaria LN, Nair AA, et al. Adjustable Ptosis Correction via Posterior Levator Advancement With Minimal Superior Tarsectomy. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jan-Feb 01;37(1):86-90. PMID: 32675719.

DeMaria LN, Tran AQ, Tooley AA, et al. Oculoplastics Education in the Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic With Virtual Suturing Curriculum. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Sep/Oct;36(5):515-516. PMID: 32675725.

Tran AQ, Staropoli P, Rong AJ, Lee WW. Filler-Associated Vision Loss. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Nov;27(4):557-564. PMID: 31587773.

Categories: Ophthalmology


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