Dr. Y. Katherine Hu is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at The Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hu received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Summa Cum Laude. She subsequently attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received an M.S. in Biochemistry.
She completed her medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honorary Society and graduated first of her class. She also received the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award for academic excellence. After serving an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center, she performed her Ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Prior to her medical career, Dr. Hu was involved in medical research, as a graduate student as well as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health. She had visited and worked in eye hospitals in China and India after her residency.
As a comprehensive ophthalmologist, Dr. Hu has special interests in helping patients obtaining better vision through cataract surgeries. She also has strong interests and experiences in medical management of diabetic eye diseases and age-related macular degeneration.
Dr. Hu is an attending surgeon at the Pennsylvania Eye and Ear Surgery Center, the Reading Hospital and Medical Center and the Surgery Center of Pottsville.