NYU Langone Health Appoints Expert in Minimally Invasive Surgery as Director of Gynecology Services
Seeking to expand access to quality gynecological care in Brooklyn, NYU Langone Health has appointed Hye-Chun Hur, MD, MPH, a leading minimally invasive gynecological surgeon, as director of gynecological services at NYU Langone Hospital— Brooklyn and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
Dr. Hur comes to NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn after four years at Columbia University Medical Center, where she most recently served as an attending physician focusing on specialty gynecologic surgery and associate program director of their Gynecologic Surgical Fellowship. minimally invasive.
As the new Director of Gynecology Services at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, Dr. Hur is focused on several priorities, including improving equitable access and quality of gynecological surgical care in the Department of obstetrics and gynecology and the construction of minimally invasive gynecological surgery. program to expand gynecological services offered locally in Brooklyn. The objectives of the minimally invasive gynecological surgery program are to manage medically and surgically complex patients; perform advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery and advanced hysteroscopies; and developing in-office procedures.
Dr. Hur’s particular expertise includes advanced endometriosis surgeries, fertility-sparing ovarian surgeries, multi-stage hysteroscopic myomectomies, minimally invasive extractions of large ovarian or uterine tumors, and uterus-sparing multiple myomectomies.
“Dr. Hur has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to women’s health throughout her distinguished career, and she is an important addition to our already outstanding department of obstetrics and gynecology,” said Bret J. Rudy, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Hospital Operations Officer. for NYU Langone—Brooklyn Hospital. “She will lead the way in bringing new programs and cutting-edge technology to Brooklyn, enabling our patients to receive the highest level of specialized care in their own community.”
In her role as Vice President for Faculty Development, Dr. Hur will help guide and support ongoing efforts within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and professional culture that respects individual differences. , recognizes and rewards diverse talents and helps everyone reach their full potential.
An accomplished physician, researcher, and educator, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Hur to NYU Langone Health. She will lead the way in providing compassionate care to patients in Brooklyn. Dr. Hur has dedicated her career to advancing research in gynecological surgery and mentoring faculty and trainees. Her passion for the full spectrum of gynecological care makes her an ideal leader for the hospital.”
Dana R. Gossett, MD, Stanley H. Kaplan Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Hur also plans to incorporate new programs and technologies into the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She intends to introduce office hysteroscopy, which is a procedure to look inside the uterus to diagnose and treat conditions involving the uterine cavity such as retained intrauterine devices or polyps. endometrium causing abnormal bleeding.
“I came to NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn because I felt a very strong connection to the patient population and the mission of the hospital,” she says. “It is very clear that the hospital and its leaders are dedicated to improving women’s health care in this community. You need a vision to move this mission forward. I want to be a significant contributor to these efforts .”
About Dr Hur
Dr. Hur spent four years at Columbia University Medical Center, where, in addition to her surgical role, she served as an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. Before coming to Colombia, she spent nearly 12 years as an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where she was director of the division of minimally invasive gynecological surgery and director of the surgical fellowship. minimally invasive gynecology. Previous medical positions include attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and then fellow physician at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She holds a BS from Columbia College, an MS in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Hur is the recipient of several awards, including seven teaching awards: five faculty teaching awards presented by chief residents during her years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the national faculty award for residency training awarded by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a teaching award for medical students.
She is the author of nearly 40 original research articles, including a forthcoming article in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology which provides a systemic review of pregnancy outcomes after radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids.