Prof. Dr. Bui Duc Phu, Hero of Labor was honored to receive the National Order of Merit from the French Embassy (Photo: NVCC)
According to the French Institute in Hue, the French Ambassador to Vietnam presented Prof. Dr. Bui Duc Phu with the National Order of Merit on January 25, 2022, for his outstanding contributions to a friendly relationship between Vietnam and France.
Prof. Dr. Bui Duc Phu is an internationally well-known surgeon and professor of cardiovascular surgery. He was formerly the Director of Hue Central Hospital (2007 – 2016), Head of the Department of Surgery – University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, he significantly contributed to the health sector, and was a member of Vietnam’s 13th National Assembly during the 11th Parliament for the term of 2011 – 2016.
Prof. Dr. Bui Duc Phu is retired but still active in professional work and helping to train young doctors in Hue, holds the position of Member of the Health Care Protection Committee, Vice President of Vietnam General Medical Association, Vice President of Vietnam Organ Transplant Association.
In 2001, 2005, and 2008, he respectively received the titles of Excellent Doctor, National Emulation Fighter, and People’s Doctor. He has also been awarded three times with the Labor Medal: the First-class Labor Medal in 2007, The Second-class Labor Medal in 2009, and the First-class Labor Medal in 2014; and the title of Hero of Labor in 2013. Internationally, he also held the position of Chairman of the Asian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons for the 2014-2015 term.
He is also a scientist who has made significant contributions to the development of the Thua Thien Hue Union of Science and Technology Associations. He has continuously held the position as head of specialist associations of HUSTA, including the Surgical Association of Thua Thien Hue, the Association for Infection Control of Thua Thien Hue, and the Association of Thoracic Surgery of Thua Thien Hue. Besides, there have many scientific research initiatives that achieve regional and national awards.
He is currently an enthusiastic scientist participating in the province’s annual Technical Innovation Contests’ examination board for medical and pharmaceutical field. He is honored to be one of typical scientists of the Provincial Union of Science and Technology Association for his accomplishments (in 2017).
The medal ceremony was celebrated solemnly and warmly (Photo: NVCC)
Professor Bui Duc Phu’s noble honor affirms his substantial effort and achievements in the France-Vietnam partnership. The professor was trained in France and made significant contributions to the growth of hospital-university collaboration between French and Vietnamese working groups.
As a connoisseur of French, Professor Bui Duc Phu also plays a role in the urge of the Francophone community in Hue.
Translator: Thuy Tien