Dr Michael Hu Joins Surfing Doctors


United States of America

Current Position:

Resident Physician, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Integrated), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Favourite surf destination:

North Shore, Oahu

Travel experience:

Oahu, Kauai, Big Island, California, Florida, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Bali, Portugal, and the wave pools (Typhoon Lagoon, Snowdonia, NLand, Surf Ranch, BSR)

Best surf trip ever:

Surf Ranch. Got to surf perfect barrels while hanging out with Kelly and Raimana!

Dr Michael Hu, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Worst surf trip ever:

Japan. Blown out everywhere!

Best advice you were ever given with regards to surfing:

Surf every day you can!

Education and work experience:

BS, Biochemistry w/computing specialization, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

MS, Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University

MD/MPH, Health Policy and Management, New York Medical College (NYMC)

General Surgery Residency, University of Hawaii

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine/Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Plastic Surgery (Integrated) Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Favourite surfer in the world and why:

Kelly Slater. He is the GOAT. Been a fan since I was a kid and inspired by his efforts to make the world a better place.

Current go-to surfboard:

Slater Designs Cymatic, stock 5’4”. The whole line of Slater Designs boards let me surf better than I am.

Any other information you would like to add about yourself:

Looking forward to staffing a surf camp every year. Aloha!

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