Faculty Profile

David Tran
Assistant Professor
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Dr. David Tran has numerous roles at the California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM) at Samuel Merritt University.  He is an Assistant Professor in the department of Podiatric Medicine, is the Associate Director of Admission for CSPM in the Enrollment and Student Services Division as well as being the Director for Graduate Placement for CSPM.  He received both his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree as well as his Masters in Medical Education at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He received his BS (Summa Cum Laude) and dual BA (Summa Cum Laude) from San Francisco State University.  He is a past President of the San Francisco San Mateo Podiatric Medical Society and is the current President of the Alumni & Associates Organization of CSPM.

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – California School of Podiatric Medicine

Master of Science in Medical Education – California School of Podiatric Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Summa Cum Laude) – San Francisco State University

Dual Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) – San Francisco State University

Sub-investigator in clinical trials in diabetic wound care at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Oakland.

Clinical Podiatric Medicine & Surgery - Higland Hospital, Oakland.

Homeless Clinic - San Francisco.

Angiokeratoma Presenting as Plantar Verruca, A Case Study. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 100(6): 502-504, 2010.

Podiatric Health Needs of Homeless Populations as a Public Health Concern. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 102(1): 54-56, 2012.

Multicompartment Intramuscular Hemangioma of the Foot, A Case Study.  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 104(2): 203-507, March/April 2014.

‘‘Step Up for Foot Care’’: Addressing Podiatric Care Needs in a Sample Homeless Population.  J Am Podiat Med Assoc 104(3):  269 - 276, May/June 2014.


Faculty Research Grant:- "Step Up for Foot Care” - A Survey of Podiatric Care Needs for the Homeless Population in San Francisco.

The Gary P. Bianchi, DPM Award. 2012.

 The Philip Gardner, DPM Award. 2017.

Visiting guest lecturer at numerous undergraduate Universities.

Alumni & Associates, Chair for Special Events, CSPM. 2006 - Present.

Alumni & Associates, Vice President, CSPM. 2006 - 2010.

Alumni & Associates, President, CSPM. 2017 - Present.

American Podiatric Medical Association – Member.

California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) – Member.

CPMA Member Services and Student Recruitment Committee Member, 2014-2015.

CPMA House of Delegates Credentials Committee Member, 2014.

CPMA House of Delegates Representative, SFSMPMS, 2001 -  Present.

San Francisco San Mateo Podiatric Medical Society (SFSMPMS), Past President, 2011 – 2013.

San Francisco/San Mateo Podiatric Medical Society, Treasurer. 2003 - 2010.



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