Dr. Amanda Hu is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia. She graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto, trained in residency in Otolaryngology at Western University, and completed a Laryngology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She worked in Philadelphia at Drexel University for five years prior to returning to Canada to join the UBC faculty in August of 2018.
Hu is the director of the Pacific Voice Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital. She is sub-specialized in care of the professional voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. She medically and surgically manages conditions like benign vocal fold lesions, early laryngeal cancer, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal fold paralysis, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, subglottic stenosis, and swallowing disorders. She is the voice doctor for professional voice users like singers, actors and actresses.
Her research interests include clinical outcomes research in laryngology and medical education. She has received research grants from UBC, BC Otolaryngology Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and MSFHR.
Hu is currently the undergraduate medical education director for the ENT Division at UBC where she has a leadership role in training UBC medical students. She has received numerous teaching awards for her undergraduate and post graduate residency teaching, including UBC’s A.D. McKenzie Clinical Teaching Award, H. Rocke Robertson Award, and PJ Doyle Resident Teaching Award.
She is also the recipient of local, national, and international awards, including the Harold Myers Award for Distinguished Service from Drexel University, the Physician 40 under 40 Award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Hu speaks fluent Chinese and looks forward to serving the multicultural population in Vancouver.