Dr. Tam Tran graduated cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in 2021. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from the University of California-Davis and went on to join Stanford University to conduct research at the Carnegie Institution for Science, where he became fascinated with genetics and microbiology. He completed a second bachelor’s degree in Clinical Science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Dr. Tran then worked in Mayo Clinic for 4 years in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. His time at Mayo Clinic ignited his passion for optometry and subsequently chose ICO to pursue his goal to become an optometrist. During his study at ICO, Dr. Tran received many recognitions for his academic performance and leadership from Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Tomb and Key Honor Society, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
His key awards include ASCO Student Award in Clinical Ethics, Cribb Leadership & Service Award, and ICO Research Award. In addition, he actively volunteers in the optometric community such as Illinois Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity.
Dr. Tran strongly believes in a patient-first philosophy and his clinical interests include contact lens fitting, primary/urgent eyecare, management of complex ocular diseases, including cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye. During his time off, Dr. Tran loves traveling, hiking, photography, and playing tennis.