My name is Ling Qun Hu, MD and I am the founder of the No Pain Labor & Delivery – Global Health Initiative (NPLD-GHI). Before coming to the US in 2001 to complete my residency at the University of Michigan and the University of Florida to become an anesthesiologist, I graduated from Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China in 1984 and I was an internist in China. Throughout my years of schooling and my experiences in global health initiatives in China, India, and Ecuador, I have come to realize that the only way to significantly improve patient care and outcomes is through meaningful and progressive medical education. Our goal is to not only teach correct conceptions in obstetric medicine but also to maintain and sustain these efforts to better the society in the present as well as for the future. I have faith that NPLD-GHI will not only reach these aspirations but surpass them through our program’s immersive, multidisciplinary approach to medicine. Just as the saying goes, “if you give a man a fish, he will be fed for a day, but teach a man to fish and he will be fed for a lifetime.”
- 2003 Golden Apple Award
- Awarded for residency education
- 2007 Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Community Service Award
- Awarded for efforts in the Chicago Operation Walk
- 2011 International Anesthesia Research Society Achievement in Education Teaching Award
- 2014 Member of Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators
I am extremely grateful for all the help provided by NPLD-GHI volunteers, because without them, NPLD-GHI would not have achieved the amount of success that it has today.