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Phuoc Van Le, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Phuoc Le is a hospitalist with a special interest in patient safety, health care quality, health disparities and global medical education. He is also an assistant clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Le graduated from Dartmouth in 2000 with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology and Asian and Middle Eastern languages and literature. He earned his medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine. During his time at Stanford, Le also obtained a master's in public health from UC Berkeley with a focus in 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, Le worked with the non-governmental organization Partners in Health (PIH) to provide equitable health care in Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi and most recently, post-earthquake Haiti. He continues to work with PIH several months a year. Le has also participated in community health and anthropological research in Tibet, China and Switzerland.

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Dartmouth, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures 2000
UC Berkeley, Master's of Public Health 2004
Stanford Unversity School of Medicine 2006


Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital , Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Global Health Equity 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Archer NM, Le PV. Haiti: how visiting educators can help the most. Acad Med. 2013 Mar; 88(3):299-300.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Adams V, Erwin K, Le PV. Public health works: blood donation in urban China. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Feb; 68(3):410-8.
  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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Miller S, Tudor C. Maternal and neonatal outcomes of hospital vaginal deliveries in Tibet. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Sep; 98(3):217-21.
  12. 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; 1:2.
  13. Spiegel PB, Le PV. HIV behavioural surveillance surveys in conflict and post-conflict situations: a call for improvement. Glob Public Health. 2006; 1(2):147-56.

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