Yijia Hu, MD

Instructor, Family Medicine

Yijia Hu


Candice grew up in Shanghai and Singapore before she came to the States for undergraduate studies in Biology and Psychology at Johns Hopkins University. Throughout university, she was a highly active member of Health Leads, a national healthcare organization that directly connects low-income patients with basic resources such as food and housing. She pursued her medical degree at Boston University. There, she continued her passion for promoting health and wellness in underserved population by serving as a volunteer in REACH. She supported homeless parents through weekly educational workshops, empowering them to make medical decisions for their families. Candice chose Family Medicine because she strives to be a stable presence of support in her patients’ lives, empower them with easily understandable knowledge to make fully informed medical decisions and work towards an inclusive environment for people from all different backgrounds. In her free time, Candice enjoys spending time with her family (her husband and three kitties – Coffee, Mr. Bubbles and Lionheart), exercising, and cooking all sorts of Chinese cuisine.


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Johns Hopkins University, BS

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