Cindy Siu, MD, specializes in family medicine.
A deep admiration for her pediatrician growing up made Dr. Siu realize at a very young age that she wanted to be a doctor. She finds family medicine appealing because of the unique nature of being able to take care of all ages and experience patient care and advocacy in a way that is not possible with other medical specialties.
Her professional interests in community outreach and providing primary care to underserved populations led to her involvement in many service activities. She worked briefly at a hospital in rural Nepal, and has provided care at numerous student-run health clinics in Philadelphia—one that offers medical services to the homeless and underserved, and another that addresses the healthcare needs of area refugees and immigrants.
Dr. Siu serves a number of organizations that promote healthcare in Delaware, including the Graduate Health Professional Education Consortium Steering Committee, and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, promoting healthy choices and a tobacco-free lifestyle to 4th and 5th graders as part of the statewide Tar Wars program. In Kent and Sussex counties, she travels with the Mobile Health Unit to provide clinical care to migrant farmworkers and their families.
During residency, Dr. Siu was inducted into the Jefferson Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes those who demonstrate compassionate patient care, empathy and exemplary leadership in medicine.
Dr. Siu takes the time to listen to her patients’ stories because she wants to get to know them as people. Believing that home and social lives can deeply affect our emotional and physical well-being, she strives to gain a fuller understanding of a patient’s complex needs. She then works hard to treat and advocate for them to break down or reduce any barriers to optimal health.
As a native of Dover, Dr. Siu says she is excited to be back in the local area and serving the community that raised her.