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George Charles Lu, MD

Pregnancy is one of the unique times in medicine when our treatment or decision impacts at least 2 patients, and in some instances 3 or more. Despite the fact that women have been giving birth since the beginning of time, I feel that the field of obstetrics is only beginning to understand the complexities of pregnancy and how best to help women have safe pregnancies and healthy babies.

I am constantly looking at ways to improve the care of women and their babies. I am a firm believer that patient care should be driven by the "best-evidence" available. However, since there is still so much to be learned, in many instances consideration of a person's unique situation has to be factored in the decision making process.

I started the High Risk Pregnancy Center of Kansas City with these principles in mind:

 To PROVIDE high quality, evidence based obstetrical care for the high risk pregnancy
 To LISTEN to your concerns as it relates to your pregnancy
 To EDUCATE women, their family and their obstetrical care providers on the best possible options for their pregnancy

Outside of my practice, my wife, Ay-Kim, and 2 daughters, Andrea and Audrey, enjoy taking good old fashion road trips across America and sampling local cuisine. Many weekends are also filled watching the girls in a soccer match or volleyball tournament. I also enjoy watching any soccer match on TV, running, biking, and good food.
Board Certified

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology - since 2004
Akron, Ohio


Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL - 2001


Obstetrics & Gynecology, Summa Health System, Akron, OH - 1998
Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA- 1994


American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologist, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Akron, Ohio

Medical Degree

Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH - 1991


National Faculty Award, Council on Resident Education in OB/ GYN - 2003, 2006, 2007; Kansas City Super Doctors 2008-2015