Dr. Ian Hu is an assistant professor in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology service at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). Dr. Hu received his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island and his Medical Scientist Training Program with a medical degree and graduate degree at Stony Brook in Long Island. He completed his residency training in internal medicine in New York City and medical oncology fellowship training at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. During his fellowship training, he also worked in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the laboratory of Dr. Yasmine Belkaid, investigating the effects of the microbiota on dermatological immune-related adverse events.
As a clinician-investigator and physician-scientist, Dr. Hu is committed to improving patient outcomes and quality of life by helping develop a comprehensive program of clinical trials for GI malignancies at WUSTL through a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach. In particular, Dr. Hu is interested in initiating and conducting new immuno-oncology clinical trials and providing more investigational options for patients with pancreatic cancer. He is also interested in collaborating with research laboratories to decipher the role of the microbiome in cancer therapy and using the microbiome to enhance immunotherapy efficacy and to overcome tumor resistance. He is a member of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. He has co-authored articles that have appeared in Lancet Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. Dr. Hu views it as a privilege to work with patients, their families, and primary care physicians to develop the best, personalized treatment plans for patients. He is dedicated to offering the highest quality of service. He looks forward to working with other cancer specialists to provide his patients the best possible outcome. His key interests are hospital medicine, inpatient care, and infectious diseases. Dr. Hu will focus on the biology, diagnosis and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies.