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Can Hu MD

Specialties: Rheumatology

Board Certified: Internal Medicine

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

General Info

Medical School/Degree: MD, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY

Residency: Internal Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Manhasset, NY

Fellowship: Rheumatology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Manhasset, NY

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Columbia College of Columbia University New York, NY

Clinical Interests:

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 

Year Joined: 2023

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

My earliest memory of medicine was my volunteer experience at a hospital in high school. I was able to work with doctors who were smart, kind and patient. It was amazing to see patients improve with the right intervention. I knew from that experience that I want to be a doctor.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

Rheumatology is a specialty that involves multiple organ systems, and the diseases we treat are rare and difficult to diagnose. I like the comprehensive and challenging aspects of the field. It really makes me think outside of the box and pick up on details that others might have missed. I also found it rewarding that I could follow my patients long term, and I can significantly improve their quality of life.

How do you connect with your patients?

I always take my time and listen to my patients. I also emphasize that we always work as a team, and they have control of their medical condition and treatment plan.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I enjoy hiking and cooking with family and friends. I am always looking for new hobbies. I recently picked up water color painting.

What is your advice for your patients?

If you are not sure about something, please ask me. You are the best advocate for yourself.


855 Route 17M
Monroe, New York 10950
P: 845.615.6999
2 Centerock Road
West Nyack, New York 10994
P: 845.348.1100