James T. Tran, MD, FAANS, JD is an honors graduate of Loyola University Chicago and the Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 2001. He became board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Inc. in 2005. James maintains his board certificate in neurological surgery by re-certification in 2014. He is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
James earned a JD degree from Brigham Young University in 2008. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 2009, and United States Fifth Circuit in 2010. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Louisiana State Bar Association.
After law school, James practiced law with a focus on personal injury and contract law. His law practice extended to medical staff litigation, medical malpractice, and securities arbitration. His practice included appeals to Medicaid entities and Medicare in regard to claims and electronic health records reimbursement.
Regarding alternative dispute resolution, James has received mediation training from Brigham Young University in 2008. He served as a volunteer pro bono attorney for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services from 2009 to 2013 and the Arts Council of New Orleans from 2012 to 2013. He also served as a conflict-panel attorney for the Public Defender Office in Covington, Louisiana from 2010 to 2012. James is a Notary Public, State of Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish.
James served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Law at Tulane University School of Law in 2013. He taught Health Care Law & Regulation at the Tulane University School of Law. At the Tulane University School of Medicine, he has been a clinical instructor for Bioethics Seminar, Health Care Law & Regulation, and Affordable Care Act since 2015. He received an appointment as Adjunct Faculty of The Program in Medical Ethics and Human Values at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2019.