Southern California Endocrine Medical Group, P. M. C.

               1310 W. Stewart Dr., Suite 215, Orange, CA                     Office:  714-997-5000    

Michael T. Tran, M.D., F.A.C.E.              

Dr. Tran grew up in San Jose, California, and attended college at UCLA.  After obtaining his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, he finished residency in internal medicine at St. Mary-UCLA Medical Center.  He worked as a hospitalist and then in outpatient medicine for almost five years at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in northern California and in Orange County.  Dr. Tran then decided to pursue additional specialty training and completed an Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Molecular Medicine fellowship.  Additionally, he has obtained comprehensive credentialing in clinical nutrition and metabolic diseases in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  He and Dr. Mac are 2 of only 46 physicians in California who are board certified as Physician Nutrition Specialists. 

His research experience in diabetes has culminated in several publications in the journal Diabetes Care.  Academically, he holds the title of Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and continues to teach and give lectures to internal medicine residents. 

Furthermore, he has been honored by the Consumers' Research Council of America with a listing as one of "America's Top Physicians" for 2007 and 2009-2011 (  In 2008, he was honored with a "Patients' Choice" recognition (Out of the nation's 720,000 active physicians, less than 5% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2008 and various components were rated such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff, and overall opinions).  Dr. Tran is fluent in Vietnamese and medical Spanish.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children (Andrew, 12; and Brianna, 10) attending their school activities and events, reading (history topics), watching movies, swimming, skiing and snowboarding, hiking, walking his dogs, and loves to BBQ.  In 2011, he adopted an 18 month old yellow labrador, Sam; and in early 2013, he adopted 2 year old black labrador, Belle, from one of his patients.

Board Certifications:             American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists

Fellowship Training:             Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Molecular Medicine
Charles R. Drew School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Residency Training:            Internal Medicine
St. Mary Medical Center/ affiliated with UCLA Internal Medicine Program
Long Beach, CA

Medical School:                    Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE

Undergraduate:                   B.S., Biological Science
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA

Professional Memberships:     American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The Endocrine Society

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