Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH

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Pronouns: She, Her
Contact: yueyunghu@luriechildrens.org

Research Interests

  • Surgical Education
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Physician Wellness
  • Surgical Quality and Safety
  • Surgical Culture


  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH, is a pediatric surgeon and a health services researcher. She is a faculty member of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center and the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hu’s research focuses on surgical education and the surgeon workforce. She is a co-Principal Investigator of the Surgical Education Culture Optimization based on National comparative Data (SECOND) Trial, a cluster-randomized controlled trial of 212 general surgery residency programs seeking to understand and intervene on trainee well-being. Supported by the American College of Surgeons and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the SECOND Trial has demonstrated a pervasive lack of inclusion, particularly for women, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ people, in surgical work and learning environments. 

Education and Background

  • MD, State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine 2007
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health 2010
  • Residency in General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School 2015
  • Research Fellowship, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School 2012
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut 2017

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