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Uyen Lam Tran, MD


Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Cornea Division Chief

4.7 4.7 638 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Anterior Segment Surgery
Cataract Surgery (Traditional and Laser)
Corneal Dystrophies
Corneal Transplantation
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Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 2002


MD - Medical College of Virginia, 1997
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2002
Residency - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, 2001
Internship - Georgetown University Medical Center, 1998


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Tran is a wonderful physician. I feel confident with her.
Patient | February 5, 2017

Spoke very loudly.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Some Qs N/A. Re #1: Dr.Tran is especially upbeat, cheerful, & friendly.
Patient | January 25, 2017

Dr. Tran is the BEST!
Patient | January 24, 2017

Dr. Tran is the best!
Patient | January 22, 2017

Very good.
Patient | January 20, 2017

great doctor
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Patient | January 9, 2017

Dr. Tran is very friendly and cordial, but I felt soooo rushed. She quickly looked at what was wrong, diagnosed it, made a prescription and was pretty much on her way out the door without even asking me about a) the glasses prescription I'd just gotten and b) if there was anything else I was there for (answer: my annual checkup as a diabetic). My regular doctor encouraged me to use the Eye Institute instead of going to optometrists in town. There was nothing about this service (given the ridiculous wait times) that made me think I needed to come see Dr. Tran instead of doing what I've been doing.
Patient | January 2, 2017

Dr. Tran is amazing.
Patient | December 30, 2016

Only my second visit. Provider has a reputation for medical excellence in the community. She is able to quickly build rapport with patients and trust in her competency and capability.
Patient | December 24, 2016

Good experience.
Patient | December 21, 2016

Excellent Doctor!
Patient | December 20, 2016

I would recommend Vanderbilt Eye and Dr. Tran to everyone.
Patient | December 5, 2016

Other than the wait times, it was a good experience.
Patient | November 22, 2016

Good experience.
Patient | November 17, 2016

Like I said, Dr. Tran is a dream. Her schedule is shit.
Patient | November 5, 2016

Courteous, precise physician--I just felt a little rushed.
Patient | October 17, 2016

I have already recommended her to a friend -
Patient | October 14, 2016

Dr. Tran excellant, well trained surgeon - lovely to myself & husband.
Patient | October 12, 2016

Made me wait 2 hours then told me she couldn't do anything for me (write a new glasses prescription).
Patient | October 6, 2016

Dr. Tran is a great doctor and I'm so glad she treated me. She is always upbeat, enthusiastic, and professional. Her bright smile is infectious. I cannot say enough great things about her.
Patient | September 28, 2016

Wonderful provider & staff!
Patient | September 27, 2016

Dr. Tran couldn't have been better.
Patient | September 27, 2016

Patient | September 22, 2016

The doctor spoke mostly to the nurse using the computer instead of to me & let me know how busy she was.
Patient | September 19, 2016

Dr. Tran is an excellent doctor..
Patient | September 5, 2016

Dr Tran is world class in every aspect of her profession.
Patient | September 5, 2016

do whatever you have to do at VMC to keep Dr Tran. she is fabulous.
Patient | August 29, 2016

Dr. Tran is excellent doctor. Sees me every 6-12 mo. yet remembers my name. Always asks if I have questions for her. She is knowledgeable and a compassionate doctor!
Patient | August 26, 2016

when you go there it is like they are part of your family.
Patient | August 21, 2016

Very good.
Patient | August 18, 2016

I was treated professionally and compassionately and would recommend this doctor and Vanderbilt Eye Institute.
Patient | August 15, 2016

Good experience with Dr. Tran and her associates.
Patient | August 4, 2016

This was my first visit with Dr. Tran. I saw her for a very short time. Not sure how to answer some of the questions above.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Provider is excellent!!
Patient | July 30, 2016

I drive 40 minutes to be seen by Dr. Tran - she is great!
Patient | July 5, 2016

She was very knowledgeable; but she didn't seem to want to show concern to any of my questions or fears.
Patient | July 1, 2016

My doctor is very nice and informative.
Patient | July 1, 2016

I've had Dr Tran as my eye care provider for over 7 years, and she still gives me GREAT service.
Patient | June 27, 2016

Dr. Tran is an excellent surgeon and a lovely human being. Although she juggles an enormous patient load, she is friendly, unhurried, painstaking, and thorough.
Patient | June 21, 2016

I loved Dr Tran and all of her staff. All made me feel very comfortable and cared for.
Patient | June 14, 2016

I've had many surgeons for my eyes & Dr. Trane by far is 200% if something goes wrong w/my transplants, she's just as upset as I am.
Patient | June 9, 2016

excellent experience. very knowledgeable yet was willing to answer all questions and concerns in understandable terms.
Patient | June 1, 2016

I have already recommended the Eye Institute and Dr. Tran to several others. SHE'S THE BEST!
Patient | May 27, 2016

Excellent Doctor! Would just warn people the appointment will likely be rescheduled several times (has happened every time for me), and to be prepared spend a long time in the waiting room when I recommend this provider.
Patient | May 23, 2016

Dr. Tran is a wonderful care provider. She is pleasant, professional and competent. I have complete confidence in her care of my eye issues!
Patient | May 9, 2016

I felt like the doctor was rushed
Patient | May 1, 2016

I've had some poor doctors in other clinics at VUMC - not the case at all here - very good doctor all around.
Patient | April 5, 2016

This was a three month check up (my cornea spec. left Dec. 31, 2015 and this spec. did the check up). I left her office not knowing if I should come back again or if I ever needed to see her again. My questions regarding my eye expressed to the intern was not addressed my this provider and the time she herself spent with me was very short!
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Tran is very friendly and knowledgeable. My main complaint is that I had questions, but she wanted to wait until the next visit to address them. I always feel rushed when I'm during my time with her.
Patient | March 10, 2016

It seemed Dr Tran was in a hurry. I had to remind her of something she said she would provide for me because she walked out of the room without doing it and thankfully her assistant was able to catch her before she moved on to another patient.
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Patient | February 29, 2016

Provider was rushed ...
Patient | February 25, 2016

If I was simply recommending Dr. Tran, I would definitely do so but the clinic not so much. I didn't have to wait too much because I was the first patient. By the time I left, the wait was over 2 hours. She is the only cornea specialist at this time. The other two left. She is still required to see ALL the patients. She said a new doctor wasn't coming until November 2016 (it's early February 2016). It was obvious she was rushed and overwhelmed but still the amazingly, sweet, caring person she is. I could hear people complaining about waiting already when I left. I would not be surprised if she left also. I would follow her because I really like her and I would like to get out of that crazy clinic atmosphere. The staff was amazing and trying hard to be cheerful under the circumstances.
Patient | February 24, 2016

Dr. Tran meets or exceeds my expectations as a patient. EXCELLENT!!
Patient | February 24, 2016

Dr. Tran is always professional, pleasant, and answers all questions with clarity.
Patient | February 9, 2016

Dr. Tran is an excellent physician, who cares about your health and well being. In addition, she is a caring individual that always has the best interest of the patient in mind.
Patient | February 2, 2016

Have always recommended this provider to others!
Patient | February 1, 2016

overall excellent experience - highly recommended
Patient | January 18, 2016

I have complete confidence in this provider and trust her expertise completely.
Patient | January 4, 2016