Dr. Linda Hu has dedicated her life to the medical field. Prior to becoming an electrophysiologist, she volunteered in emergency departments, various clinics, and as an EMT. Her drive comes from the opportunity to utilize new technology to improve the quality of life of her patients.
Dr. Hu’s exposure to electrophysiology began when she shadowed an electrophysiologist in high school. This exposure guided Dr. Hu to choose a career in electrophysiology as she learned that she enjoyed the pathophysiology of arrhythmias.
Dr. Hu envisions a promising future for electrophysiology. She hopes for continued advancements in technology that will treat atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. She also envisions growth in the treatment and management of atrial fibrillation.
Throughout her career, Dr. Hu has seen the struggles patients face with the healthcare system. Witnessing these struggles has impacted how Dr. Hu chooses to practice medicine. “For me, the most impactful interactions that constantly affect my approach to healthcare have been with patients who are not able to have some of the same access to resources as others in healthcare. The personal, societal aspects that at times we are not able to control in healthcare are the hardest and most impactful for me,” says Dr. Hu.
As a woman in the field of electrophysiology, Dr. Hu empowers women and men to pursue their passions. “My hope is that anyone who is passionate about electrophysiology pursues their passion and gains more exposure to the field just as they would with any other pursuits in life,” she says.