Meet Dr. Le

Media Appearances

In the interview with Awakin Call, Dr. Le shares recollective stories about his upbringing, journey to medicine, and his most current effort in providing equitable healthcare services to underserved populations with HEAL and Arc Health. By pointing to the power of small acts, human relationship, trust, and connecting to local communities, he provides a compelling reminder of the tremendous potential we each have to be healing force in the world. Click on picture to listen to the interview.

 

In 2014, Dr. Le headed to Africa despite of the quarantine policy and Ebola outbreak. He was of the few doctors who was willing to risk his own life to prevent the disease from spreading further. He was also named as one of the Ebola responders in TIME’s choice for person of the year in 2014.

“UCSF Doctors returning from Liberia sees improvement in Ebola outbreak, but says rural areas remain vulnerable”

“‘Scared’ But Willing: Doctor Heading To Africa to Fight Ebola”

“Hospitalist Training Helps Phuoc Le, MD, MPH, Fight Global Health Inequality”

Dr. Le reflects on his volunteer experience transferring critically-ill patients with Partners In Health in Haiti post-earthquake. He highlights the high quality of healthcare services that PIH delivery in resource-limited settings, and emphasizes on the organization’s ability to establish a trusting relationship with citizens of Haiti.

Innovative partnerships to advance public health training in community-based academic residency programs Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Knowledge Among Vietnamese Americans: A Population-Based Survey

Cross-sectional study explores the different factors associated with Hepatitis B knowledge among Vietnamese Americans. These factors include Northern California residency, longer U.S residency, higher education, family history of HBV, and discussion about HBV with family/ friends. The study emphasizes on the need for more interventions to increase knowledge about Hepatitis B transmission to decrease health disparity among Vietnamese Americans.

What Are the Ethical Issues Facing Global-Health Trainees Working Overseas? A Multi-Professional Qualitative Study

Qualitative study that identify global health ethical issues that health professionals trainees may encounter during electives or placements in resource-limited countries. Some of the issues mentioned are categorized into 4 relating groups: (1) cultural differences, (2) professional issues, (3) limited resources, and (4) personal moral development.

“Ebola Fundamentally Alters the Doctor-Patient Relationship.”

Dr. Le reflects on the difference between healthcare delivery system for critically-ill patients in the U.S and Liberia, where Ebola has touched every facet of life and death. The nature of the disease prevents physicians from providing even the most basic act of service for their patients, thus transforming relationship between doctors and patients for the worse.

“University Doctors: We Need More Support Fighting Ebola in Africa.”
The article highlights the urgent need for more healthcare support and suggests 4 concrete steps in which global health and academic institutions can take to furthermore assist the fight against Ebola in Africa.

Dr. Le reflects on his volunteer experience transferring critically-ill patients with Partners In Health in Haiti post-earthquake. He highlights the high quality of healthcare services that PIH delivery in resource-limited settings, and emphasizes on the organization’s ability to establish a trusting relationship with citizens of Haiti.

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