Phuoc Van Le, MD, MPH

International Scholar

  •  Vice Dean, Medical Education | College of Health Sciences, VinUniversity
  •  Vietnam
  •   Global Health Fellowship | Health Disparities | Medical Education | Structural Competency

Languages: English (Native), Vietnamese (advanced), Mandarin (advanced), Spanish (intermediate)

Bio statement

Prof. Le Van Phuoc graduated from Dartmouth College 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 and MPH from UC Berkeley. 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.
Currently, Dr. Le is the Vice Dean for Medical Education at VinUniversity College of Health Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Recent global health projects

In 2015, he co-founded the HEAL (Health, Equity, Action and Leadership) Initiative, which trains, transforms, and builds a community of healthcare providers to make service to the underserved their lifelong commitment. HEAL operates on Native American reservations and safety net hospitals in the U.S., as well as in some of the poorest villages in Nepal, Haiti, India, Mali, Malawi, Liberia and Mexico. In its first seven years of operation, HEAL became the largest academic global health fellowship in the United States, with over 170 program participants who collectively provide high quality health care to over 1 million underserved people annually. In 2018, he co-founded Arc Health, a public benefit corporation that focuses on physician staffing in underserved areas. Since its founding, Arc Health now operates in 10 states and over 40 health care facilities.

Selected publications

Harvey M, Neff J, Knight KR, Mukherjee JS, Shamasunder S, Le PV, Tittle R, Jain Y, Carrasco H, Bernal-Serrano D, Goronga T, Holmes SM. Structural competency and global health education. Glob Public Health. 2022 Mar;17(3):341-362. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1864751. Epub 2020 Dec 22. PMID: 33351721.

Miller S, Le PV, Craig S, Adams V, Tudor C, Sonam, Nyima, Droyoung, Tshomo M, Lhakpen, Varner M. How to make consent informed: possible lessons from Tibet. IRB. 2007 Nov-Dec;29(6):7-14. PMID: 18237079.

Adams V, Erwin K, Le PV. Public health works: blood donation in urban China. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Feb;68(3):410-8. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.11.006. Epub 2008 Dec 6. PMID: 19058887; PMCID: PMC2770237.

Last Updated: 06 October 2023