Huan N. Vu, MD
Medical Director of Surgery & Surgical Oncologist
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"When you are passionate about treating cancer, patients often become your long-term friends. "
- Huan Vu, MD
- Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Internship / Residency
- Residency, General Surgery - University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
- American Board of Surgery
- Surgical Oncology - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- Research - National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch, Bethesda, MD
Practicing Since: 1991
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Medical Director of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist Dr. Huan Vu primarily focuses on treating breast cancer patients, but he also provides surgical care for patients with colorectal, gastric, thyroid, melanoma, liver and pancreatic cancers. In addition, he encourages patients to include integrative options such as nutritional support in their treatment plans to help alleviate aside effects and reduce stress.
“I was drawn to come here because of the patient-centered approach to care,” Dr. Vu says. “I believe in supporting patients in their decisions.”
Dr. Vu holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. His postgraduate training spanned more than 10 years. After completing a residency in general surgery at the University of South Alabama, he was a surgical oncology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. He then spent three years as a senior research fellow focused on cancer angiogenesis at the National Cancer Institute.
During and following his training, Dr. Vu also held several teaching positions. He served as Assistant Professor in surgical oncology for three years at Texas Tech University and later was named Associate Professor in surgical oncology at two large hospitals affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University, including the NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center. He has received numerous teaching awards throughout his career and has led several specialty courses for advanced medical training. He has also served as both a mentor and an advisor to medical students and surgical residents.
Dr. Vu is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and several other professional organizations. He participated in laboratory research and also contributed to the latest edition of Oncology for the Primary Care Provider, a seminal reference book. Licensed to practice medicine by the States of Oklahoma, Virginia and Texas, Dr. Vu is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is certified in robotic surgery
When he is not at CTCA®, Dr. Vu enjoys spending time with his wife and their young son.