Thomas Tu, a Louisville cardiologist who has travelled extensively throughout Asia to provide medical care and education, will present “Cardiovascular Health Care Issues in China and Vietnam: Lessons for the U.S.” at 4 p.m.

The event will be in the first floor conference room of the Clinical and Translational Research Building at 505 S. Hancock St.

Tu’s talk will explore the socioeconomic and cultural differences affecting cardiovascular health in China and Vietnam and how understanding those differences could benefit the United States health care system.

It is a topic Tu knows well. He has made multiple trips to China and Vietnam as the founder of World Health Initiative, a nonprofit organization that works to improve health care quality in impoverished nations. WHI combines providing charitable medical care and supplies with the identification and development of physician leaders who can improve conditions in their home country.

Born in a family of immigrants affected by the Vietnam War, Tu is a graduate of Harvard Medical School with 15 years of medical experience. He is board-certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine and practices at Baptist Hospital East.