Anthony Lam Bui, MD, MPH

Anthony Lam Bui, MD, MPH

On staff since July 2022

Children's Title: Attending Physician, General Pediatrics

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

  • Biography

    Anthony L. Bui, MD, MPH (he/him) is a board-certified general pediatrician and acting assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. He teaches and practices general pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center and is an investigator at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development.

    As a physician and health services researcher, Dr. Bui is dedicated to tackling mental health disparities among children from immigrant and refugee families. His current work as a physician-investigator aims to understand and address the mental and behavioral healthcare barriers experienced by Vietnamese children of immigrant families. He has also led research studies on children’s healthcare spending, injury prevention and community safety, and racial equity.

    The son of Vietnamese refugees, Dr. Bui is committed to caring for patients and families who are socially vulnerable, including those who are racial and ethnic minorities, refugees and immigrants, low-income, and those who speak languages other than English.

    Dr. Bui obtained his B.A. in Economics and Public Health from UC Berkeley as a first-generation college student. He concurrently completed his M.P.H. in Global Health Metrics from UW and his public health metrics research fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Dr. Bui earned his M.D. from the David Geffen Medical School at UCLA, where he was a Geffen Scholar and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at UW and Seattle Children’s Hospital, during which he received the Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics and was a New Century Scholar through the Academic Pediatric Association. He is the recipient of the Abraham B. Bergman Prize for his exemplary care to pediatric patients and families at Harborview Medical Center and of the Richard P. Shugerman Award for his leadership abilities. He started his career as a strategy consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) working on healthcare and economic development projects in New York, Vietnam, and Kenya.  

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Excellence in Research New Investigator Award Seattle Children's Research Institute 2023
    Faculty Award UW and Seattle Children's Pediatric Residency Diversity Committee 2023
    Richard P. Shugerman Award Recognizes graduating resident physician who are advocates for pediatric training at Seattle Children’s, the UW, and in communities; who offer the wit, wisdom, and patience that makes them an easy, natural leader to follow; and a person who you would be honored to call a friend. They look to honor a resident physician who recognizes an individual’s unique abilities and helps them become their best. University of Washington Department of Pediatrics 2022
    Abraham B. Bergman Prize Awarded for providing exemplary care to pediatric patients and their families at Harborview Medical Center. Harborview Medical Center, Pediatrics Department 2022
    Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics American Academy of Pediatrics 2021
    New Century Scholar Academic Pediatric Association 2020
    Edward A. Langdon Award Awarded for exemplary compassion and humanitarian qualities. UCLA Medical Alumni Association 2019
    John M. Adams Award for Excellence in Pediatrics UCLA's highest pediatric honor to the school's graduates. UCLA Department of Pediatrics 2019
    Gerald S. Levey Leadership Award David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2019
    Gold Humanism Honor Society 2018
    David Geffen Medical Scholarship Merit-based scholarship that provided full medical school tuition and a cost of living stipend, the highest honor to medical students, awarded for academic excellence, leadership, and exceptional promise. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2015 - 2019
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • McDade JE, Deming HC, Jinks-Chang S, Paulsen MR, Bui AL, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP, Bulger EM
      Stop the Bleed Training for High School Students: Guardian Attitudes and Their Association with Prior Trauma.
      35098532 The Journal of school health, 2022 April : 92(4)345-352
    • Lei Y, Shah V, Biely C, Jackson N, Dudovitz R, Barnert E, Hotez E, Guerrero A, Bui AL, Sastry N, Schickedanz A
      Discrimination and Subsequent Mental Health, Substance Use, and Well-being in Young Adults.
      34816276 Pediatrics, 2021 Dec 1 : 148(6) PMCID:PMC9126825
    • Bui AL, McDade JE, Deming HC, Jinks-Chang S, Rivara FP
      Association of Child Race/Ethnicity With Parent and Guardian Feelings of Safety From School Security Practices.
      34152357 JAMA pediatrics, 2021 Sep 1 : 175(9)974-975 PMCID:PMC8218230
    • Kemper EW, Davis E, Bui AL, DeChalus A, Martos M, McDade JE, Seimears TL, Olszewski AE
      The "War on Drugs" Affects Children Too: Racial Inequities in Pediatric Populations.
      33825642 The American journal of bioethics : AJOB, 2021 April : 21(4)49-51
    • Bolnick HJ, Bui AL, Bulchis A, Chen C, Chapin A, Lomsadze L, Mokdad AH, Millard F, Dieleman JL
      Health-care spending attributable to modifiable risk factors in the USA: an economic attribution analysis.
      33007211 The Lancet. Public health, 2020 Oct. : 5(10)e525-e535
    • Dieleman JL, Cao J, Chapin A, Chen C, Li Z, Liu A, Horst C, Kaldjian A, Matyasz T, Scott KW, Bui AL, Campbell M, Duber HC, Dunn AC, Flaxman AD, Fitzmaurice C, Naghavi M, Sadat N, Shieh P, Squires E, Yeung K, Murray CJL
      US Health Care Spending by Payer and Health Condition, 1996-2016.
      32125402 JAMA, 2020 Mar 3 : 323(9)863-884 PMCID:PMC7054840
    • Bui AL, Moscoso MG, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Checkley W, Gilman RH, Smeeth L, Miranda JJ
      A secondary analysis examining the concordance of self-perception of weight and actual measurement of body fat percentage: The CRONICAS Cohort Study.
      30984403 BMC obesity, 2019 : 69 PMCID:PMC6442421
    • Bui AL, Coates MM, Matthay EC
      Years of life lost due to encounters with law enforcement in the USA, 2015-2016.
      29735570 Journal of epidemiology and community health, 2018 Aug. : 72(8)715-718
    • Dieleman JL, Squires E, Bui AL, Campbell M, Chapin A, Hamavid H, Horst C, Li Z, Matyasz T, Reynolds A, Sadat N, Schneider MT, Murray CJL
      Factors Associated With Increases in US Health Care Spending, 1996-2013.
      29114831 JAMA, 2017 Nov 7 : 318(17)1668-1678 PMCID:PMC5818797
    • Jimenez MM, Bui AL, Mantilla E, Miranda JJ
      Human resources for health in Peru: recent trends (2007-2013) in the labour market for physicians, nurses and midwives.
      28934979 Human resources for health, 2017 Sep 21 : 15(1)69 PMCID:PMC5609041
    • Dieleman JL, Baral R, Johnson E, Bulchis A, Birger M, Bui AL, Campbell M, Chapin A, Gabert R, Hamavid H, Horst C, Joseph J, Lomsadze L, Squires E, Tobias M
      Adjusting health spending for the presence of comorbidities: an application to United States national inpatient data.
      28853062 Health economics review, 2017 Aug 29 : 7(1)30 PMCID:PMC5574833
    • Bui AL, Dieleman JL, Hamavid H, Birger M, Chapin A, Duber HC, Horst C, Reynolds A, Squires E, Chung PJ, Murray CJ
      Spending on Children's Personal Health Care in the United States, 1996-2013.
      28027344 JAMA pediatrics, 2017 Feb 1 : 171(2)181-189 PMCID:PMC5546095
    • Dieleman JL, Baral R, Birger M, Bui AL, Bulchis A, Chapin A, Hamavid H, Horst C, Johnson EK, Joseph J, Lavado R, Lomsadze L, Reynolds A, Squires E, Campbell M, DeCenso B, Dicker D, Flaxman AD, Gabert R, Highfill T, Naghavi M, Nightingale N, Templin T, Tobias MI, Vos T, Murray CJ
      US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health, 1996-2013.
      28027366 JAMA, 2016 Dec 27 : 316(24)2627-2646 PMCID:PMC5551483
    • Hamavid H, Birger M, Bulchis AG, Lomsadze L, Joseph J, Baral R, Bui AL, Horst C, Johnson E, Dieleman JL
      Assessing the Complex and Evolving Relationship between Charges and Payments in US Hospitals: 1996 - 2012.
      27390858 PloS one, 2016 : 11(7)e0157912 PMCID:PMC4938432
    • Bui AL, Lavado RF, Johnson EK, Brooks BP, Freeman MK, Graves CM, Haakenstad A, Shoemaker B, Hanlon M, Dieleman JL
      National health accounts data from 1996 to 2010: a systematic review.
      26478614 Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2015 Aug 1 : 93(8)566-576D PMCID:PMC4581653
    • Clasen T, Fabini D, Boisson S, Taneja J, Song J, Aichinger E, Bui A, Dadashi S, Schmidt WP, Burt Z, Nelson KL
      Making sanitation count: developing and testing a device for assessing latrine use in low-income settings.
      22321123 Environmental science & technology, 2012 Mar 20 : 46(6)3295-303


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA