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Jim C. Hu, M.D., M.P.H.
Jim C. Hu, M.D., M.P.H.


Urologic Oncology

General Information:

English, Mandarin


Professor, Department of Urology
Director, Minimally Invasive Urology
Henry E. Singleton Chair in Urology
Co-Director, UCLA Center for Advance Surgical and Interventional Technology
Director, Urolology Procedures Unit
Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica


Urologic Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center, 2004 - 2005
Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1999 - 2004
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998 - 1999
Medical Degree:
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1998
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1993


Board Certification(s):
Urology, American Board of Urology, 2007

Contact Information:

(310) 825-1172

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Prostate cancer

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Jim Hu is a health services researcher interested in comparative effectiveness research and assessing patient-centered outcomes. He is also a high volume robotic and minimally invasive surgeon passionate about assessment of advances in surgical technique and technology.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Prasad SM, Drazer MW, Huo D, Hu JC, Eggener SE. 2008 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and prostate cancer screening rates. JAMA. 2012 Apr 25;307(16):1692-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.534. No abstract available.

Nguyen PL, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Choueiri TK, Choi WW, Lei Y, Hoffman KE, Hu JC. Cost implications of the rapid adoption of newer technologies for treating prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Apr 20;29(12):1517-24. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2010.31.1217. Epub 2011 Mar 14.

Hu JC, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Barry MJ, D'Amico AV, Weinberg AC, Keating NL. Comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive vs open radical prostatectomy. JAMA. 2009 Oct 14;302(14):1557-64. doi: 10.1001/jama.2009.1451.

Hu JC, Wang Q, Pashos CL, Lipsitz SR, Keating NL. Utilization and outcomes of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 10;26(14):2278-84. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2007.13.4528.

Hu JC, Gold KF, Pashos CL, Mehta SS, Litwin MS. Role of surgeon volume in radical prostatectomy outcomes. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Feb 1;21(3):401-5.