The Clinic

Melissa Hu, MD

BOARD CERTIFIED FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON

 
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About Dr. Hu

Dr. Hu is double board certified in Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.  Her specialized training provides her an in depth understanding of facial anatomy, structure, and function.

 

Her eye for natural beauty, attention to detail, honest and welcoming approach to patients, has her patients returning.  

 

Natural Balance
Natural Balance

"I strive for a natural result that is in balance to each individual's unique features."

Precision
Precision

"Every small thing must line up just right." Dr. Hu defines her work through attention to detail and precision in her procedural plans.

Patient Care
Patient Care

"I will personally guide you through your journey. I make myself available to my patients to ensure a healthy recovery and successful results."

Natural Balance
Natural Balance

"I strive for a natural result that is in balance to each individual's unique features."

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Philosophy

"I strive to provide facial consultations and services in a warm and inviting manner.  I focus on treating each patient’s specific needs in a thorough and attentive fashion.  I consider patients family, and seeks to provide them with the highest quality in services and skills."  

Dr. Hu's expertise includes rhinoplasty - primary and revision, eye rejuvenation, facelifts, and skin cancer reconstructions of the face and neck.  She believes in a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation targeting problem areas with procedures and encouraging maintenance with treatments and skin care products. 

Profile

Growing up in the greater Houston area, Dr. Hu attended Cornell University for undergraduate studies and graduated cum laude as a College Scholar majoring in cultural anthropology and biochemistry.  She completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in the top 10 percent of her class.  During her residency and fellowship training at Louisiana State University Health – Shreveport, she authored several articles in Laryngoscope and American Journal of Otolaryngology.  

She has been awarded the resident research award by the highly esteemed Triologic Society as well as the fellowship research award by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.  She has authored and co-authored a number of articles on stem cell research and skin flaps.  Dr. Hu is also co-author of a chapter in Ethnic Considerations in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Publications/Presentations

  • Hu, Melissa. “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Mediastinal Wound Dehiscence” 7th Annual Medical Student Research symposium and poster presentation at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. San Antonio, TX April 17, 2007.

  • Hu, Melissa.  “Advances in Wound Care Conference” Oral research presentation at the Third Annual Wound Care Conference. San Antonio, Tx. October 11, 2008

  • Hu, Melissa. “Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Sirolimus (Rapamune) as an Anticancer Drug” Poster presentation at the 15th annual Ray Barlow Scientific Symposium. Shreveport, LA. September 28, 2010.

  • Hu, Melissa. “Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Sirolimus (Rapamune) as an Anticancer Drug” Poster presentation at the annual Triologic Combined Sections Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ. January 29, 2011.

  • Hu M, Ekshyyan O, Herman Ferdinandez L, Rong X, Caldito G, Nathan CO. Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Sirolimus (Rapamune) as an Anticancer Drug. Laryngoscope. 2011 May;121(5):978-82.

  • Hu, Melissa. “Comorbid Predictors of Poor Response for Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma” Selected for oral presentation at the annual Triologic Combined Sections Meeting. Miami, Florida January 26, 2012.

  • Hu M, Ampil F, Clark C, Sonavane K, Caldito G, Nathan CA. Comorbid predictors of poor response to chemoradiotherapy for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2012 Mar;122(3):565-71

  • Hu, Melissa “Pneumomediastinum and Rapidly Progressing Subcutaneous Emphysema due to Bronchial Foreign body Aspiration in a 2 year-old: a case report.” Poster presentation at the ASPO 2012 Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 2012.

  • Hu M, Green R, Gungor A. Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema from bronchial foreign body aspiration. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Jan-Feb;34(1):85-8.

  • Hu Melissa. “Improved Wound Healing of Post-ischemic Cutaneous Flap Tissue with the Use of Bone Marrow-Derived Stromal Stem Cells.”Accepted for oral presentation at the COSM 2013 Meeting in Orlando, FL April 2013.

  • Hu M, Ludlow D, Alexander JS, McLarty J, Lian T. Improved Wound Healing of Post-ischemic Cutaneous Flap Tissue with the Use of Bone Marrow-Derived Stromal Stem Cells. Laryngoscope. 2014 Mar;124(3):642-8.

Education

  • 1998 - 2002, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Bachelor of Arts, College Scholar graduating with honors in Biochemistry and Anthropology

  • 2004 - 2008, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Doctor of Medicine, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha

  • 2008 - 2013, Louisiana State University Health - Shreveport, LA, Residency in the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

  • 2013 - 2014, Louisiana State University Health – Shreveport, LA, Fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards

  • 2015 Gillies Award, Facial Plastics Fellow Research Award, American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • John E. Bordley, MD Resident Research Award, Southern Section of the Triologic Society Meeting 2012

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2008

  • Fellowships/Scholarships: Cornell Tradition Einhorn Family Fellowship; Dean’s Scholar Fellowship ’01; Unocal Scholarship ’98–‘01; National Honor Society Scholarship ’98; Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Houston Scholarship ’99,’00; Ned Arps Scholarship ‘01; Jasmin Schoellkopf Scholarship ’01, Medical Student Summer Research Grant 2005

Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Triological Society

  • Harris County Medical Society

  • Texas Medical Association

  • Chinese American Doctors Association of Houston

Hospital Privileges

  • Bay Area Surgicare Center, 502 W Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

  • Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, 500 W. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake, 18300 St. John Dr., Nassau Bay, TX 77058

  • Houston Physicians Hospital, 333 N. Texas Ave, Webster, TX 77598