Dr. David Luu is a french cardiac surgeon, global health expert, social inventor and philanthropist, driven to improve healthcare delivery worldwide.
He is the founder and president of The Heart Fund, a United Nations ECOSOC accredited endowment fund that focuses on one of the world’s biggest challenges: building a scalable and sustainable global health eco-system to end cardiovascular diseases.
With over 16 years of experience in international global health as a pediatric cardiac surgeon, community-based doctor, inventor and philanthropist, Dr. Luu is considered to be a disruptor and pioneer in last mile cardiac care delivery and one of the world’s youngest humanitarians at the age of 21.
Dr. Luu has a proven track record, he has led missions in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean to offer free access to health care to thousands of children. United Nations agencies, governments, civil societies and private sector organizations have entrusted Dr. Luu to lead collective action on the most pressing and complex challenge— responding to cardiovascular diseases and advancing efforts related to universal health coverage with positive social impact.
Focused on contributing to science and technology evolution he invented The Heart Mobile, the first-ever mobile clinic for cardiovascular diseases in developing countries, and The Heart Jet, the first flying heart hospital. Pioneer in cardiovascular screening for airline passengers and corporate top-executives, he developed NYClinic to improve health and productivity of American companies’ workers. To empower future generations of students, he founded and directed the Chair of Micro-Philanthropy in France at Paris School of Business for the MBA International Business.
Healthcare eco-system, multi-stakeholders partnerships, last-mile delivery, digital health, social innovation, surgical program, advocacy
Non Communicable Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Child and adolesecent Health
France, United-States, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Rwanda, India, Cambodia, Haiti, French Western Indies Islands