Phuoc Le
Associate Professor
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Biography

Phuoc Le graduated from Dartmouth in 2000 with a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures. He then matriculated at Stanford Medical School where he earned his MD. During his time at Stanford, Phuoc also obtained a Master's of Public Health from UC Berkeley with a focus on global health. He completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Global Health Equity at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. During residency he has worked with the NGO Partners in Health (PIH) to provide equitable health care in Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, and most recently, post-earthquake Haiti. He has participated in both quantitative and qualitative public/community health, and anthropological research in Tibet, Shanghai, and Qinghai, PRC, and Geneva, Switzerland.

Currently, Phuoc is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at UCSF, where he is a hospitalist splitting his time between both departments. He co-directs the Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship at UCSF, directs the Global Health Pathway for the Pediatric Residency, and is director of international rotations for the Internal Medicine Residency. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, where he directs the Interdisciplinary Masters of Public Health Program. Most recently, he co-founded the HEAL Initiative, an interprofessional 2-year global health delivery fellowship.

Education and Training

M.D., 2006 School of Medicine, Stanford Unversity

Publications

Lo JC, Baudendistel TE, Dandekar A, Le PV, Siu S, Blumberg B. Innovative partnerships to advance public health training in community-based academic residency programs. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2017; 8:703-706.
Chu JN, Le PV, Kennedy CJ, McPhee SJ, Wong C, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT. Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Knowledge Among Vietnamese Americans: A Population-Based Survey. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Aug; 19(4):801-808.
Citrin D, Mehanni S, Acharya B, Wong L, Nirola I, Sherchan R, Gauchan B, Karki KB, Singh DR, Shamasunder S, Le P, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Dangal B, Dhungana SK, Maru S, Mahar R, Thapa P, Raut A, Adhikari M, Basnett I, Kaluanee SP, Deukmedjian G, Halliday S, Maru D. Power, potential, and pitfalls in global health academic partnerships: review and reflections on an approach in Nepal. Glob Health Action. 2017; 10(1):1367161.
Harrison JD, Logar T, Le P, Glass M. What Are the Ethical Issues Facing Global-Health Trainees Working Overseas? A Multi-Professional Qualitative Study. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Jul 13; 4(3).
Logar T, Le P, Harrison JD, Glass M. Teaching corner: "first do no harm": teaching global health ethics to medical trainees through experiential learning. J Bioeth Inq. 2015 Mar; 12(1):69-78.
Waters A, Wu E, Shamasunder S, Le P. The role of hospitalists in the Ebola response in the United States and abroad. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jan; 10(1):50-3.
Archer NM, Le PV. Haiti: how visiting educators can help the most. Acad Med. 2013 Mar; 88(3):299-300.
Shoeb M, Le P, Greysen SR. Global health hospitalists: the fastest growing specialty's newest niche. J Hosp Med. 2013 Mar; 8(3):162-3.
Archer N, Moschovis PP, Le PV, Farmer P. Perspective: postearthquake haiti renews the call for global health training in medical education. Acad Med. 2011 Jul; 86(7):889-91.
Le PV, Jones-Le E, Bell C, Miller S. Preferences for perinatal health communication of women in rural Tibet. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2009 Jan-Feb; 38(1):108-17.
Adams V, Erwin K, Le PV. Public health works: blood donation in urban China. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Feb; 68(3):410-8.
Adams V, Miller S, Craig S. Informed Consent in cross-cultural perspective: clinical research in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, PRC. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 31(4):445-72.
Chao SD, Chang ET, Le PV, Prapong W, Kiernan M, So SK. The Jade Ribbon Campaign: a model program for community outreach and education to prevent liver cancer in Asian Americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Aug; 11(4):281-90.
Miller S, Le PV, Craig S, Adams V, Tudor C. How to make consent informed: possible lessons from Tibet. IRB. 2007 Nov-Dec; 29(6):7-14.
Spiegel PB, Le P, Ververs MT, Salama P. Occurrence and overlap of natural disasters, complex emergencies and epidemics during the past decade (1995-2004). Confl Health. 2007 Mar 01; 1:2.