Miss Jennifer Hu has been an Oncoplastic and Reconstruction Breast Consultant at Barts Health since 2020 and was the Clinical Lead for the Breast Services for 7 years from 2014. In 2013, she was appointed to be and remains as the Lead Screening Surgeon for the Central and East London NHS Breast Screening Service.
She is extremely experienced treating over 150 breast cancers per year. Her mantra of breast cancer treatment is first and foremost oncological safety whilst providing optimal cosmetic outcome. She undertakes all aspects of resectional and reconstructive breast surgery for both therapeutic and risk reducing indications, including targeted axillary dissection, mammaplasties, partial breast reconstruction using local thoracic flaps (LICAPS, MICAPs, AICAPs, TDAP and LCAPs). one or two staged implant-based reconstructions and pedicled myocutaneous flaps such as latissimis dorsi flaps.
She cares for patients with benign breast problems, early and advanced breast cancer and has developed an expertise in family history of breast cancer and mainstreaming breast cancer genetics.
She tailors her advise of treatment to the individual and supports her patients in making complex decisions in the management of their disease. Her practice is fully integrated into the multidisciplinary team and is supported by specialist breast radiologists and pathologists, plastic surgical colleagues for autologous free flap reconstructions, medical and clinical oncologists, clinical psychologists, geneticists and nurse specialists.
Miss Hu also has a keen interest in Education and Training. She has been the General Surgery Training Program Director since 2014 and looking after about 70 higher surgical trainees in North and Central East London Deanery. This was also a competitive appointment and her tenure was recently renewed in 2022x Her other roles in education and training includes being an education supervisor at Barts Health and have taught on multiple National Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Course run by the Royal College of Surgeons and the ABS.
Miss Hu has maintained her research interest and has been Principal
Investigator of National Clinical trials with the most recent being SENTINUS
which is in the recruitment phase. This is a particular pertinent in the
current climate of deescalation of axilla surgery.
- RCS England
Other posts held
- Consultant Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon at Barts Health
Insurers Miss Jennifer Hu works with
Miss Jennifer Hu works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Miss Jennifer Hu does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Miss Jennifer Hu does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Miss Jennifer Hu does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.