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.
Dr. Hu is internationally renown as a surgical innovator and health services researcher. His comparative effectiveness research interests have been funded by the Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute and the Livestrong Foundation. His areas of clinical and research expertise include prostate and kidney cancer. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Hu has performed thousands of robot-assisted prostatectomies, among over 4000 laparoscopic, robotic and open procedures.
“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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