Thuy Bui Thi Bich, MD

Thuy Bui Thi Bich, MD

Head, Dept. of Infectious Diseases

Haiphong Medical University, Haiphong City, Vietnam

E-mail: buibt2002@yahoo.co.uk

Dr. Thuy Bui Thi Bich is the Head of Infectious Diseases Department at Haiphong Medical University, Haiphong City, Vietnam. On May 15, 2010, she successfully launched the e-learning in Palliative Care, which she had developed, at Hai Phong Medical University. She provides palliative care for HIV/AIDS patients who come in to the Department of Infectious Disease at Vietnamese – Czech General Hospital and on July 6, 2011, she held the opening ceremony at Vietnamese – Czech General Hospital of the Palliative Care Unit for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH).

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Other Appointments

  • Visiting lecturer for Ministry of Health on HIV/AIDS Palliative Care throughout Vietnam.
  • Technical Assistant for Palliative Care and HIV/AIDS for physicians and nurses working with AIDS outpatient clinics throughout Vietnam.

Key Accomplishments

  • The first Director of Palliative Care Unit in Haiphong city, Vietnam, 2011
  • Deputy of Infectious Diseases Department at Vietnamese – Czech General Hospital in Haiphong City

Education / Honors

  • Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, USA, 2010-2011
  • International Fellow in Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, 2007-2008
  • One of the first physicians from Vietnam specially trained for HIV/AIDS through the Palliative Care Training Courses by VCHAP (Vietnam – CDC- Harvard Medical School AIDS partnership), 2007
  • Awarded the OSI-IAPAS International Fellowship in HIV/AIDS Palliative Care for “Pain Management in Intravenous Drug Using HIV – Positive Patients”, 2005-2006
  • Post-graduated diploma level II, Infectious Diseases, Hanoi Medical University, 1997
  • Post-graduated diploma level I, Infectious Diseases, Hanoi Medical University, 1987
  • Graduate, Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University, 1981

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • Assessment the Palliative Care Status & Building the Palliative Care Model in Haiphong City, Vietnam, 2009
    Assessment Psychological Support for HIV/AIDS Patients in Haiphong City, 2008


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