Dr. Hu is Chair of the Division of Spine Surgery, Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University.
Dr. Hu completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in 1980; completed her medical degree at McGill University in 1984; completed an orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1989; and then completed a fellowship in spine and scoliosis surgery at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in 1990, after which she took her first job as assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. Eventually, Dr. Hu transitioned to the University of California, San Francisco, where she held the title of Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery from 2011 to 2014, finally assuming the role of Chair of Spine Surgery at Stanford where she remains today.
Dr. Hu is and has been heavily involved with the professional organizations and publications of her field since the beginning of her career. Not just a member of a dozen or so associations and societies, Dr. Hu has served and held leadership roles on multiple dozens of committees and Boards of Directors, and is currently the secretary of the American Orthopedic Association among several other active tenures, not including her leadership and mentorship roles at Stanford and UC San Francisco before that. In additional to being a reviewer for several journals, Dr. Hu is also an associate editor of Spine Deformity, the official journal of the Scoliosis Research Society.
Dr. Hu has received a dozen research grants, published over a 100 peer-reviewed papers, and written 17 book chapters, not to mention the 100s of visiting professorships and invited lectureships she has attended locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally over her career.
Of note, Dr. Hu is also a graduate of the Executive Program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
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