Dexter Louie, MD is an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon currently treating patients in Chinatown, San Francisco, California. He is a valued member of the team and Pacific ENT. Dr. Louie has been in private practice in Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine in San Francisco since 1977.
He was born in San Francisco and received his BA from Stanford University and his MD and residency training from Tulane University. Dr. Louie then received his MPA and JD from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
Dr. Louie was Associate Medical Director of the Chinese Community Health Plan. He is a Past President of the San Francisco Medical Society and a past member of the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. He is also a consultant to the CMA Foundation Youth Obesity Prevention project and helped initiate its community physician champions program.
He has been on the board of the San Francisco Free Clinic for over 15 years. He has also been on the Board of the California Medical Association Foundation and he has been chair of the board. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Louie has devoted more time to community and public health issues, particularly minority health disparities, health equity and access, at local, statewide, and national levels.
Dr. Louie has been chair of the Board of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians and was chair of the Board of the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, two national API health advocacy organizations. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations. These organizations focus on issues of minority health and healthcare disparities, healthcare and language access, and cultural competency.
In 2012, Dr. Louie was elected to the Steering Committee of the AMA’s Commission to End Health Care Disparities and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Chinese Hospital.
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