Dr. Le is a Family Medicine physician whose experiences range from working in the Los Angeles county health system to international work in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Nepal, and Honduras. She received the Pedro Zamora Fellowship, which is awarded to youth leaders with potential in political advocacy as well as the Harbor UCLA Department of Family Medicine 2005 Community Service Award, given to a graduating resident who demonstrates compassion and dedication to the underserved. Dr. Le, along with two other colleagues from MIT and the Harvard Kennedy School, founded a company (Ghonsla) using green technology to combat poverty, indoor air pollution, and deforestation. Ghonsla won the 2008 MIT IDEAS Competition Muhammad Yunus Award and has incorporated and is operating in Pakistan. Dr. Le is also a Board Member of the nonprofit Himalayan HealthCare, which operates medical trekking missions, supports social enterprise (employing nearly 1,000 women in the eco-friendly handicraft trade), and is operating a hospital for the rural poor in Nepal. Dr. Le is currently Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Harbor-UCLA Department of Family Medicine. Previously, she was Associate Medical Director for the Office of Clinical Affairs of UMASS Medical School Commonwealth Medicine, working directly to support the Massachusetts Medicaid program. In this position, she was able to impact multiple aspects of health policy in the state, including serving on the statewide commission for Postpartum Depression, while also serving as an emergency medicine physician at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Dr. Le received her medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in 2002, and completed her residency in Family Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship at Harbor UCLA, Department of Family Medicine, Torrance, CA in 2006.
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