Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of General Internal Medicine

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photo Thuy D. Bui, MD

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
Education and Training
BS, Tulane University, 1987
MD, Washington University, 1991
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, 1994
Research Interest
Dr. Bui's research is on global health workforce and training 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.
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). 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.
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, Clinicians' Network Health Care for the Homeless, 1999–present
Member, Global Health Education Consortium and CUGH, 2000–present
Member, Health Volunteer Overseas, 2000–present
Member, Doctors for Global Health, 2004–present
Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 2007–present
Member, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education, 2013-present