Dr. Le was born in Vietnam and came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee in 1975. She grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended George Washington University, majoring in chemistry with a minor in philosophy. She graduated as valedictorian of her class from George Washington University Medical School in 1993.
Dr. Le completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology at Duke University Medical Center. After her training, she served on the faculty at Duke from 2000-2009. She joined the Division of Nephrology at UVA in 2009 and was awarded the Harrison Medical Education Associate Professorship in 2013. Dr. Le’s clinical interests are in hypertension and kidney disease. Her research is focused on the genetics and mechanisms of hypertension and chronic kidney disease, and is funded by the National Institutes of Health.