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photo Thuy D. Bui, MD

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4888

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Suite 933W
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4888
Fax: 412-692-4999
Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Holl
Phone: 412-692-4759
Education and Training
BS, Tulane University, 1987
MD, Washington University, 1991
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, 1994
Chief Resident, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, 1995
Research Interest
Dr. Bui's research is on global health workforce and training, point-of-care-ultrasound in resource-limited settings, racism in medicine and interventions to address social determinants of health.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Bui's clinical focus is on caring for high-need, complex and disenfranchised individuals including those who are homeless, recent immigrants and refugees and uninsured. She has been volunteering at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi since 1995.
Educational Interest
Since 2007, Dr. Bui serves as director of the Global Health and Underserved Populations Track of UPMC's internal medicine residency. She has also mentored several medical students and residents on projects related to social determinants of health, quality improvement, and global health education. She heads the reflective essay contest sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Since 2018, she directs the Social Medicine Scholars/Fellows Program at UPSOM. Lastly, she is an active member and contributor of the clinical reasoning workgroup.
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Selected Publications:
Sawatsky, A. P., Parekh, N, Muula, A. S, Mbata, I., Bui, T. Cultural implications of mentoring in sub-Saharan AFrica: a qualitative study. Medical Education. 2016; 50: 657-69.
Sawatsky, A. P., Parekh, N, Muula, A. S, Bui, T. Specialization training in Malawi: a qualitative study on the perspectives of medical students graduating from the University of Malawi College of Medicine. BMC Medical Education. 2014; 14.
Primack, B.A., Bui, T., Fertman, C.I. Social marketing meets health literacy: Innovative improvement of health care providers' comfort with patient interaction. Patient Education Counseling. 2007; 68(1): 3-9.
Gordon, A.J., Montlack, M.L., Freyder, P., Johnson, D., Bui, T., Williams, J., Aim-High Team. The Allegheny initiative for mental health integration for the homeless: integrating heterogeneous health services for homeless persons. American Journal of Public Health. 2007; 97(3): 401-5.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Case-Based Teaching of Social Determinants of Health: The Social Medicine Case Study Project
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: American Medical Association
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Notable Achievements
Member, American College of Physicians, 1992–present
Member, Society of General Internal Medicine, 1999–present
Member, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, 1999–present
Member, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 2000–present
Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 2007–present
Member, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education, 2013-present