Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Thuy D. Bui, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Suite 933W
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-4888
Fax: 412-692-4999

Education
BS, Tulane University, 1987
MD, Washington University, 1991

Training
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, 1994

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
social determinants of health
globalization
decision aids and shared decision making
global health education
clinical reasoning
patient care narrative and stories in health poilcy
 

Profile
Dr. Bui joined the faculty in 1999 as medical director of the Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations (PHCUP) within the Division of General Internal Medicine. She is a clinician-educator with a focus on vulnerable populations, such as the uninsured, immigrants/refugees, homeless, and individuals with substance use disorders. The PHCUP coordinates volunteers and student service-learning activities at several community sites, including the Birmingham Free Clinic, the only free clinic in Pittsburgh. Since 2006, Dr. Bui has also directed the Global Health Track of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She helped develop courses on public policy and clinical skills training for health care providers in resource-limited settings. Her recent research has focused on social determinants of health, regional health outcomes and the role of physicians in addressing population health improvement.