The University of Maryland Cancer Network is proud to welcome Rebecca Brown, MD, and Yinin Hu, MD, to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Brown, who joined the team in September, is assistant professor of surgery for the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She specializes in general and colon and rectal surgery and treats all diseases related to the colon, rectum and anus.

Dr. Brown received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. In both of these experiences, Dr. Brown completed extensive training in robotic colorectal surgery – a minimally invasive technique that results in smaller incisions, reduced risk of hernia at the incision site and shorter length of stay for the patient.

As associate program director of the general surgery residency program, Dr. Brown is passionate about surgical education. She has developed a robotic surgery curriculum for surgical residents and helped create a hospital-wide robot education committee.

Dr. Brown sees patients at University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown and Midtown Campuses and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

Dr. Hu, who also joined the team in September, is an assistant professor of surgery for the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He specializes in gastrointestinal surgical oncology and endocrine surgery.

Dr. Hu received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During his fellowship, Dr. Hu completed extensive training in robotic cancer surgeries with a focus on minimally-invasive gastric operations.

His research focuses on comparative effectiveness and treatment value. He is also studying patient decision making and ways to measure patient preference when it comes to treatment selection.

Dr. Hu sees patients at University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown and Midtown Campuses and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.

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