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Phuoc Le, MD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-4812
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    Stanford UnversityM.D.2006School of Medicine
    UC Berkeley, BerkeleyMPH2004Public Health
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NHBA2000Biochem/Chinese
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    MGH Dept of Pediatrics2010Resident Excellence in Teaching Award
    MGH Dept of Pediatrics2010National Med-Peds Resident’ Association Case Competition Winner
    BWH Dept of Medicine2010Resident Mentorship Award
    BWH2010Partners in Excellence Award for Community Service
    American College of Physicians2015Top Hospitalist
    Society of Hospital Medicine2015Award for Excellence in Humanitarian Services

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    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 Associate 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. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. Most recently, he co-founded the HEAL Initiative, an interprofessional 2-year global health delivery fellowship.

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    1. Physician Workforce Partnerships in Rural American Indian/Alaska Native Communities and the Potential of Post-Graduate Fellowships. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019; 30(2):442-455. Tobey M, Amir O, Beste J, Jung P, Shamasunder S, Tutt M, Shah S, Le P. PMID: 31130529.
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    2. Innovative partnerships to advance public health training in community-based academic residency programs. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2017; 8:703-706. Lo JC, Baudendistel TE, Dandekar A, Le PV, Siu S, Blumberg B. PMID: 29056858.
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    3. Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Knowledge Among Vietnamese Americans: A Population-Based Survey. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 08; 19(4):801-808. Chu JN, Le PV, Kennedy CJ, McPhee SJ, Wong C, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT. PMID: 27900593.
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    4. Ethics Simulation in Global Health Training (ESIGHT). MedEdPORTAL. 2017 Jun 07; 13:10590. Asao S, Lewis B, Harrison JD, Glass M, Brock TP, Dandu M, Le P. PMID: 30800792.
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    5. Initial Outcomes for Program Monitoring of a Novel Multidisciplinary Global Health Fellowship and Global Health Delivery Model. Annals of Global Health. 2017 Apr 7; 83(1):22. A. Aurrecoechea, R. Tittle, P.V. Le. .
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    6. A Trainee-Focused Approach to Program Monitoring in a Novel Multidisciplinary Global Health Fellowship and Global Health Delivery Model. Annals of Global Health. 2017 Apr 7; 83(1):21-22. A. Aurrecoechea, R. Tittle, P.V. Le. .
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    7. Power, potential, and pitfalls in global health academic partnerships: review and reflections on an approach in Nepal. Glob Health Action. 2017; 10(1):1367161. 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. PMID: 28914185.
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    8. Novel global health fellowship model for anesthesia, obstetrics & gynecology and surgery. Annals of Global Health. 2016 Aug 20; 82(3):534. M.S. Lipnick, E. Ayebale, F. Lester, M. Autry, S. Shamasunder, P.V. Le. .
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    9. Preparing trainees to practice global health equity: the experience from the first year of the Health Equity Action and Leadership (HEAL) initiative. Annals of Global Health. 2016 Aug 20; 82(3):419. R.S. Goldman, R.L. Tittle, A.E. Waters, B. Lewis, P.V. Le, S. Shamasunder. .
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    10. What Are the Ethical Issues Facing Global-Health Trainees Working Overseas? A Multi-Professional Qualitative Study. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Jul 13; 4(3). Harrison JD, Logar T, Le P, Glass M. PMID: 27417631.
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    11. To address emerging infections, we must invest in enduring systems: The kinetics and dynamics of health systems strengthening. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Oct; 98(4):362-4. Pastakia S, Njuguna B, Le PV, Singh MK, Brock TP. PMID: 26154897.
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    12. HEAL Initiative. Annals of Global Health. 2015 Mar 12; 81(1):137-138. S. Asao, B. Lewis, M. Singh, R. Tittle, S. Shamasunder, M. Dandu, H. Lee, P.V. Le. .
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    13. Global health bootcamp: An innovative interprofessional course for clinicians dedicated to equitable global health care delivery. Annals of Global Health. 2015 Mar 12; 81(1):60-61. E. Wu, M. Singh, P.V. Le, M. Dandu, K. Duderstadt, T. Brock, B. Lewis, H. Lee, S. Shamasunder. .
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    14. 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. Logar T, Le P, Harrison JD, Glass M. PMID: 25648122.
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    15. The role of hospitalists in the Ebola response in the United States and abroad. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jan; 10(1):50-3. Waters A, Wu E, Shamasunder S, Le P. PMID: 25471530.
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    16. Teaching global health ethics using simulation: interprofessional training. The Lancet Global Health. 2014 May 1; 2:s5. M Shoeb, T Logar, M H Glass, J D Harrison, T P Brock, S James-Ryan, S Barajas, P V Le. .
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    17. Haiti: how visiting educators can help the most. Acad Med. 2013 Mar; 88(3):299-300. Archer NM, Le PV. PMID: 23442429.
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    18. Global health hospitalists: the fastest growing specialty's newest niche. J Hosp Med. 2013 Mar; 8(3):162-3. Shoeb M, Le P, Greysen SR. PMID: 23418158.
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    19. Le « geste glorieux » du don de sang en unité de travail et les désirs postsocialistes en Chine urbaine. Les enjeux du don de sang dans le monde. 2012 Jan 1; 171. Kathleen Erwin, Vincanne Adams, Phuoc Le. .
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    20. Perspective: postearthquake haiti renews the call for global health training in medical education. Acad Med. 2011 Jul; 86(7):889-91. Archer N, Moschovis PP, Le PV, Farmer P. PMID: 21494116.
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    21. Glorious Deeds: Work Unit Blood Donation and Postsocialist Desires in Urban China. Body & Society. 2009 Jun 1; 15(2):51-70. Kathleen Erwin, Vincanne Adams, Phuoc Le. .
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    22. Preferences for perinatal health communication of women in rural Tibet. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2009 Jan-Feb; 38(1):108-17. Le PV, Jones-Le E, Bell C, Miller S. PMID: 19208056.
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    23. Public health works: blood donation in urban China. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Feb; 68(3):410-8. Adams V, Erwin K, Le PV. PMID: 19058887.
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    24. Informed Consent in cross-cultural perspective: clinical research in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, PRC. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 31(4):445-72. Adams V, Miller S, Craig S, Le PV, Varner M. PMID: 17968637.
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    25. 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. Chao SD, Chang ET, Le PV, Prapong W, Kiernan M, So SK. PMID: 17990118.
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    26. How to make consent informed: possible lessons from Tibet. IRB. 2007 Nov-Dec; 29(6):7-14. Miller S, Le PV, Craig S, Adams V, Tudor C, Tshomo M, Varner M. PMID: 18237079.
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    27. Maternal and neonatal outcomes of hospital vaginal deliveries in Tibet. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Sep; 98(3):217-21. Miller S, Tudor C, Thorsten VR, Craig S, Le P, Wright LL, Varner MW. PMID: 17481630.
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    28. Occurrence and overlap of natural disasters, complex emergencies and epidemics during the past decade (1995-2004). Confl Health. 2007 Mar 01; 1:2. Spiegel PB, Le P, Ververs MT, Salama P. PMID: 17411460.
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    29. HIV behavioural surveillance surveys in conflict and post-conflict situations: a call for improvement. Glob Public Health. 2006; 1(2):147-56. Spiegel PB, Le PV. PMID: 19153903.
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