At Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Urology, our top priority remains the care of our patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are emphasizing the use of Video Visits to provide a safe, effective, secure, and convenient way to provide care. Video Visits allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to provide best-in-class care for all of our patients.
New and existing patients will have direct access to Dr. Hu, through a smartphone (preferred) or computer. Our patients will receive instructions to a unique, secure, and private link to access the Video Visit session once the appointment is scheduled.
Nearly all of our visits are being performed via Video Visit at this time. During the Video Visit with Dr. Hu, he will determine if an in-person office visit is needed.
Please call our office at (646) 962-9600 to schedule a private Video Visit today.
Click on the links below for more information and instructions on how to initiate your Video Visit.
Dr. Jim Hu is a urologic oncologist, with his undergraduate degree in Economics, his Masters in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University and his Medical Degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his Urology Residency at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and his Urologic Oncology Fellowship at City of Hope National Medical Center.
He began his career as the Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School and was quickly promoted to Director of the Prostate Cancer Program at Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Associate Professor. He was then recruited back to UCLA as the Henry Singleton Chair of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and was promoted to Professor before joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College as the Director of the LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery and the Ronald P. Lynch Chair in Urologic Oncology. He also serves as the Quality and Patient Safety Chair as well as the Co-Director of Urology Grand Rounds.
Dr. Hu is internationally renowned as a surgical innovator and health services researcher. For example, he has been performing focal therapy for prostate cancer, transperineal in office biopsy and Retzius sparing radical prostatectomy, respectively, since 2016. Dr. Hu has performed thousands of robot-assisted prostatectomies and over 4000 laparoscopic, robotic and open procedures.
Dr. Hu’s areas of clinical and research expertise include prostate and kidney cancer. He has authored more than 320 peer-reviewed papers. His comparative effectiveness and clinical trials research interests have been funded by the Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Livestrong and Prostate Cancer Foundations. He has published in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“Dr Hu did my radical prostectamy four years ago. And I can't say enough about how grateful I am. When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer I was young (45), and because of that I was very concerned about my recovery and how my life would be impacted. Not only did he cure me of cancer, but he kept me whole. My life today is better than it ever has been. I can't recommend Dr. Hu highly enough. He is the best." - Will R. via Healthgrades on Jun 09, 2021
"I’ve been under Dr Jim Hu’s care for six years. I have prostate cancer and have chosen, with Dr Hu’s counsel to be under “active surveillance”. I am totally confident in his ability to dictate “the next step”. He’s a good communicator with a very competent staff. He or his staff answer questions rather quickly through the app. I really like the guy!"- Hank S . via Healthgrades on Jun 14, 2021
"I am a physician who was diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago and a medical school classmate of mine in NYC insisted I see Dr Hu. I live in the Midwest but made the trip, received treatment and periodically follow up with him; completing my 1.5 year follow-up biopsy with him today. I’m struck by Dr Hu’s personable nature, competence and professionalism. As a physician, trust is everything; if I didn’t feel the trips to NY to see Dr Hu were worth the time and expense I wouldn’t be continuing to come here to see him. I would not even consider seeing another urologist. I don’t want someone right out of training, nor do I want someone in private practice who isn’t personally experienced in all the different current treatment options. I know Dr Hu has the expertise and skills I am seeking. And even though I am in another state, I have encouraged my patients to consider taking the trip to NYC as well for their cancer treatment. When I can honestly say I’d recommend him to my family, that speaks volumes; that is the best compliment I can give Dr Hu." - R. Bailey via Google
"My experience was excellent. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had to decide between treatment modalities and surgeons. I am a physician myself and therefore got a lot of insights from colleagues. Dr. Hu was recommended as the best surgeon by several other experts Initial visits went well. Staff was courteous and efficient. Dr. Hu explained the procedure in great detail with all the pros and cons. Surgery went well with rapid and complete recovery. I l did not spend a day in the hospital, was back to work within 3 weeks and have not looked back. Prostate cancer is completely removed. I have normal bladder function and and no complications at all. I highly recommend Dr. Hu and his team." - Annonymous via Healthgrades on July 2, 2021.
"Dr. Hu listened when others wrote my symptoms as benign . He resolved all my issues and I am thankful for his skills.” - Francis M. via. Google
"Dr. Hu was the most considerate, compassionate and on top of things during my robotic surgery (pre and post op), He took the time to share details and explained everything to me and my husband thoroughly." - Timothy B. via Google
"The Weill Cornell experience was top shelf from start to finish and Dr. Hu is a rock star robotic surgeon who knows how to communicate with his patients." - Richard F. via Google
"He patiently answered all our questions, and made himself available via phone and email in a very responsive manner. The surgery went as I expected, and the results have been outstanding. My recovery was easier than I expected and I have experienced none of the possible negative side-effects of this surgery. I did not have any incontinence at all and other expected issues have resolved themselves. I can't recommend Dr. Hu and his staff more highly. I attribute my successful outcome to early detection (get your checkups!) and Dr. Hu's skill and expertise." - John V. via Google
" A master and true professional. Dr. Hu and his team are a miracle to me. Honest, caring, to the point, professional, comforting...; and the result says all. Still in the middle of recovery, but so far, all beyond expectations. I have been in the best hands. Very thankful." - Self-verified patient on April 16, 2019 via Vitals
"Dr. Hu and his team are exceptional healthcare providers. I felt 100% confident that I was receiving the best care possible, from diagnosis, healthcare options, to pre and post surgery care, Dr. Hu and his team were amazing!" - Self-verified patient on August 20, 2018 via Vitals
"Dr. Hu was the surgeon for my prostate cancer. I couldn’t be happier with my results. Way ahead of schedule in my recovery." - Terence G. via Healthgrades on May 14, 2018
"Dr. Hu was the surgeon for my prostate cancer. I couldn't be happier with my results. Way ahead of schedule in my recovery." - Terence G. via Healthgrades on May 14, 2018
"I was a patient who had robotic surgery with Dr. Jim Hu. I had gleason 9-10 cancer and after his great procedure I went 10 months befor PSA showed at .026 and I had erectile function with in 3 weeks of surgery.
after 10 months I received 2 yrs. of lupron plus 8 wks. radiation. I have had a undetectable PSA for 14 mo. I have since sent many people to Dr. Jim Hu who I feel is the best robotic surgeons in the country. Thank you Dr.Hu" - Bobby W. via Google Reviews on May 16, 2018
"prostate condition From an elevated PSA, Dr. Hu performed a MRI targeted biopsy for me without any discomfort. He is very professional and knowledgable. He gave me all of the options and was very responsive to questions. I emailed him several times and he got back to me very quickly. I opted for surgery, and this exceeded my expectations in terms of quick recovery and rapid return of continence and sexual function." - via Vitals on May 16, 2018
"Recently, I had a prostate fusion biopsy with Dr. Hu and his staff. While I am happy that the result was negative, I was also thoroughly impressed with the care and professionalism I received. Dr. Hu, his nurse, Caroline Greene, and entire staff were completely attentive to all of my inquiries and concerns, and allayed my anxiety, both before and during the procedure. I would highly recommend the services of these professionals to any man in need of a consultation for urinary issues." - Chris W. via Google Reviews on June 10, 2018
"After a diagnosis of a relatively aggressive form of prostate cancer we did our homework. After considering all options, we chose radical prostatectomy. Dr. Hu was an integral part of that decision-making process. He encouraged us to explore the alternatives, and was consistently clear about possible outcomes, side effects, and most importantly, survivability of this disease that has completely blind-sided us. One always wants a doctor who is empathetic, and who listens to and understands your concerns. He is all that, even personally answering emailed questions immediately. More importantly, our inquiries left no doubt that he was one of, if not the, best in the field. He is a star at robotic surgery for prostate cancer. For me that mattered most. My outcome – no cancer present – is a testament to his skill. My recovery was quick and uneventful. I highly recommend him!" - Anonymous via Vitals on March 30, 2017
"Dr. Hu advised me not to undergo surgery for my low risk cancer, rather that surveillance was best. Being a health professional as well, I respected this. Ultimately, I felt it best to proceed given my young age. I had a quick recovery from surgery and was functionally back to normal within 2 months. Caring doctor and outstanding technique. Prompt response to my answers and very caring. Top in the field." - Anonymous via Vitals on April 26, 2016
"Dr Hu performed a radical prostatectomy on me after a diagnosis of cancer. In consultations with me prior to surgery, he was warm and kind, and extremely informative. He showed great patience, answered all of my questions, met with my wife, and left me feeling that I had made a fully-informed decision. And then the real skills shine through - Dr. Hu's surgical abilities left me with truly minimal side effects. I was walking within hours after surgery and my overall recovery has been swift." - Michael L.
"Dr. Hu performed a robotic radical prostatectomy. Long and short term outcomes were better than I anticipated. Only missed 7 days of work. He is a highly competent surgeon, a great doctor and a truly nice person. I highly recommend Dr. Hu." - John M.
"April 10, 2008 I had my surgery for prostate cancer performed by Dr. Hu, at Brigham & Woman's hospital, in Boston. I am happy to say, 10 years later , I have a psa of less than 0.1 on my annual blood test. I had returned to work within a week, Thank you Dr. Hu!" - Lloyd Sime via Healthgrades on March 18, 2018
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