Phuoc Van Le, MD, MPH


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 associate 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.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Phuoc Van Le

Additional Languages



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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.