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A HEALTHY START

P H YS I C I A N S P OT L I G H T

SHIEN HU, MD
Shien Hu, MD, is an assistant professor of
medicine at the University of Maryland School
of Medicine and a gastroenterologist.
"Gastrointestinal illnesses are common,"
Dr. Hu says. "A lot of people have reflux prob-

GET TO KNOW DR. HU

Q

WHAT'S YOUR

when I'm driving, I listen to

FAVORITE PART

everything from pop music

OF THE JOB?

to classical music.

lems, stomach pains or discomfort. Sometimes

I don't have one favor-

these patients' conditions cannot be fully con-

ite part. I like the whole

trolled by initial treatment from primary care

package as a gastroen-

physicians and more tests may be needed.

terologist: spending time

As a gastroenterologist, I perform endoscopies

with patients, performing

My father is a gastro-

to find out what's going on. It's a nonsurgical

endoscopies and research-

enterologist, so for a long

procedure that uses flexible tubes with cameras

ing new therapies for

time, I had a very clear

and lights to show a patient's digestive tract

gastrointestinal diseases

goal. But as a child,

from inside. I then use the information collected

and colon cancer.

I always had lots of

to determine a patient's best treatment. Another
big part of my clinic is seeing patients for colon
cancer screenings and colonoscopies."
Dr. Hu completed a fellowship in gastroen-

Q

Q

WHAT DID YOU
WANT TO BE

WHEN YOU GREW UP?

different ideas. At one
WHAT'S YOUR

point, I thought about

FAVORITE THING TO

having a job related to

DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

architecture and design.

terology and hepatology at the University of

I like to travel with my

Maryland School of Medicine and a residency

family to different parts of

in internal medicine at the University of Nevada

the country and different

School of Medicine in Reno. He also completed

parts of the world. I've

a postdoctoral fellowship in gastroenterol-

been to almost every state

Keep track of your

ogy science and research at the University of

in the U.S. My kids are

long-term health condi-

Chicago School of Medicine. Dr. Hu earned his

young, ages 6 and 8, so

tions together with your

medical degree and bachelor's from Peking

now I travel with them and

physician. People know

Union Medical College in Beijing, China.

my wife. Recently, we've

their own bodies the

been to Colorado and

best. Health care is

hiking in the mountains.

a job not only on the

GET HELP TODAY!
To make an appointment with
Dr. Hu or another gastroenterologist
at UMMC Midtown Campus, please
call 443-552-2537.

4  MARYLAND'S HEALTH MATTERS

Q

Q

WHAT IS YOUR
BEST HEALTH

TIP FOR PATIENTS?

physician side but also
WHAT MUSIC ARE
YOU LISTENING TO?

Everything. I don't really
listen to it at work, but

on the patient side.



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