Truong "Huy" Do, MD

PGY6 Resident, Department of Neurosurgery


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MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

BS, University of Minnesota


Dr. Do graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Medical School, where he earned several scholarships and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a BS in Biology from the U of M.

As a resident, Dr. Do's clinical interests are in the areas of cranial and spinal neurotrauma — he admires the remarkable capacity for the neurological system to recover from such injuries.

His research efforts are focused on leveraging the use of national databases to identify disparities in neurosurgical care. He hopes to better understand the impact of patients' social, ethnic, economic, and racial backgrounds on the receipt of neurosurgical care and on their long-term outcomes. With the knowledge gained from this research, he hopes to improve the delivery of care to patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

In his spare time, he enjoys single-track mountain biking, cooking Vietnamese food, listening to podcasts on road trips, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Awards & Recognition

  • A & R Wert Scholarship – University of Minnesota Medical School, 2016-2017
  • Community Health Initiative Scholarship – Medica and the University of Minnesota Office for Business & Community Economic Development, 2014-2015
  • Dr. Samuel W. Hunter Scholarship – University of Minnesota Medical School, 2013-2014
  • Vines Littmann Scholarship – University of Minnesota Medical School, 2013-2017
  • Medical Student Summer Research Grant – Minnesota Medical Foundation, 2014
  • Program for Health Disparities Research Internship – Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, 2011


  • Vietnamese




  • Do TH, Lu J, Palzer EF, Cramer SC, Huling JD, Johnson RA, Zhu P, Jean J, Howard MA, Sabal L, Hanson JT, Jonason A, Sun K, McGovern RA, Chen CC. Rates of operative intervention for infection after synthetic or autologous cranioplasty: a National Readmissions Database analysis. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2022 Jun 10.
  • Cramer SW, Do TH, Palzer EF, Naik A, Rice AL, Novy SG, Hanson JT, Piazza AN, Howard MA, Huling JD, Chen CC, McGovern RA. Persistent Racial Disparities in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. Ann Neurol. 2022 Apr 19.
  • Do TH, Johnson RA, Palzer EF, Cramer SC, Hanson JT, Huling JD, Hoody DG, Rice AL, Piazza AN, Howard MA, McGovern RA, Chen CC. Pattern of technology diffusion in the adoption of stereotactic Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) in neuro-oncology. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2021.
  • Kaske EA, Cramer SW, Pena Pino I, Do TH, Ladd BM, Sturtevant DT, Ahmadi A, Taha B, Freeman D, Wu JT, Cunningham BA, Hardeman RR, Satin DJ, Darrow DP. Injuries from Less-Lethal Weapons during the George Floyd Protests in Minneapolis. N Engl J Med. 2021 Feb 25;384(8):774-775.
  • Do TH, Miller C, Low WC, Haines SJ. A Proof of Concept for Applying the Radicchi Index (hf) to Compare Academic Productivity and Scientific Impact Among Medical Specialties. Neurosurgery. 2020;86(4):593-603.
  • Darrow DP, Quinn C, Do TH, Hunt M, Haines S. Creation of an External Ventricular Drain Registry from a Quality Improvement Project. World Neurosurg. 2018;114:84-89.