Dr Ha Tran completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Bond University, and qualified as a General Practitioner in 2009. Previous to this Dr Tran completed a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Advance Nursing (Cancer/Palliative Care Nursing) and Master in Nursing. She spent the first few years of her medical career working as a GP in a number of busy Melbourne practices before focusing on her special interest of palliative care and working in palliative care registrar roles in a number of leading palliative care centres including Peter Mac Callum Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Austin Health, Eastern Health and Calvary Health.
Dr Tran has achieved a number of projects including an Antenatal/Post Natal Support Project, AIDS Awareness and Education among Vietnamese Community in Melbourne Project and PAP Smear Campaign Among Vietnamese Woman Project. She has also received a number of awards including the Award in Innovation and Excellence in Community Health for the Vietnamese Antenatal/Postnatal Support Project.
Dr Tran has published a number of articles, educational booklets and audio tapes as well as presenting at conferences on a range of topics including maternity care for Vietnamese women.
Dr Tran believes passionately that older people deserve access to exceptional medical care and believes that addressing the emotional and mental health concerns of residents is just as important as physical concerns. She loves the challenges of working with residential aged care facilities and working in partnership with their clinical teams to improve the wellbeing of residents. Building long term relationships with patients is what drew Dr Tran to the field of general practice as she firmly believes the more you know and understand a patient the better medical care you can provide them. Being able to spend quality time with patients and their families has allowed her to deliver a level of care she believes all residents should receive.
Outside work Dr Tran enjoys baking and spending time with friends and family.