Jingwen Hou, MD
I speak: English, Mandarin
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born and raised in China. I earned my medical degree at Liaoning Medical University and my doctorate at Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University. While at Fudan, I treated infertility patients and did basic science and clinical research in reproductive endocrinology. I came to the United States to pursue further my training. I completed my ob-gyn residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans and my postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California, San Diego. While living in California, I visited Hawaii and fell in love with the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. I cannot thank my family enough, especially my husband, for all the support and love they’ve given me over the years. I never would have made it here without them.
About my practice
My mother was a physician in China. While growing up, I admired her greatly and always knew that I wanted to follow in her footsteps. When I was choosing a women’s health sub-specialty, I found reproductive endocrinology and infertility to be the most fascinating, as it combined my love for basic science, ongoing innovation, and the chance to have a significant positive impact on patients’ lives. I’ve presented and written articles on a variety of topics, including polycystic ovary syndrome, genetics of hormones, and reproductive functions. I keep up-to-date in my field by reading medical literature and attending lectures, conferences, and workshops. My passion for learning keeps me happily engaged in continuous professional education. I enjoy working at the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group because of its excellent support system, availability of specialists to confer with in all fields, electronic medical record, and other current technology, all of which allow me to provide the best clinical care I can. Teaching is another of my interests, and here I have the great opportunity and privilege to mentor and work with residents. My philosophy of care includes paying close attention to my patients’ needs and providing them with helpful information that allows them to make informed decisions regarding their care. Lastly, I believe that the importance of support from significant others shouldn’t be overlooked.
How I thrive
Outside of work I try to keep up with my family’s various outdoor interests. To stay fit and happy, I exercise, eat a balanced diet, travel, and spend quality time with family and friends.