Hi, I'm Mai-Khanh Tran

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I’ve spent all my life overcoming long odds, and giving back to America all it’s given me.  This is my story.


I was brought to America as a nine-year old refugee after the Fall of Saigon in 1975.  I’ll always remember the American Marine carrying me off the plane in San Francisco.  I was lost and afraid, but I felt safe in his presence.  As a teenager, I worked picking berries with other migrant families and dedicated all my time to studying.  Through my efforts, I was accepted into Harvard, worked my way through college cleaning bathrooms, went on to medical school, and then residency at UCLA.  I’m also a two-time breast cancer survivor.

Hard Work

For the past 25 years, I’ve lived, worked and raised my family in Fountain Valley.  I care for thousands of local children as a pediatrician.  My practice at Edinger Pediatrics won OC Register’s “Best Small Workplace in OC” in 2016, and “Best Medical Group in OC” in 2017, 2018, and 2019 - voted by our patients.  Beyond this, I volunteer to treat local kids who can’t afford healthcare, and teach and mentor medical students, residents, pediatricians and nurses.


Despite my rough start, I feel incredibly lucky in life.  I live with my husband Mike, 8-year-old daughter Grace, and 85-year-old mother.  My sister and her family also live in Green Valley, and we are proud parishioners of Holy Spirit Church.  My family loves living in Fountain Valley.  There is a special community feel here, where neighbors are down-to-earth and look out for one another.  It really is "a nice place to live."

Tran Family at Grace's Baptism, Holy Spirit Church of Fountain Valley

My family at my daughter Grace's Baptism, at Holy Spirit Church in Fountain Valley