Vivian Hou Chu, MD

Associate Professor
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Duke Box 102359, Div Of Infectious Diseases, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-7174
Email address vivian.chu@duke.edu

Dr. Chu's clinical research is focused on staphylococci and endocarditis (IE).  She is the director of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE), a group of investigators from 78 sites in 32 countries worldwide that is dedicated to further the understanding of infective endocarditis.  The ICE database comprises > 5000 cases of endocarditis and is designed to answer questions that could not be answered from a single-center study. The current focus of this group is surgical-decision making in the treatment of endocarditis. Another major focus of Dr. Chu's research is on the relationship between oral hygiene and risk for developing infective endocarditis.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Duke University, 2003 - 2006
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 2000 - 2003
  • M.D., Columbia University, 2000

Publications

Hannan, MM, Xie, R, Cowger, J, Schueler, S, de By, T, Dipchand, AI, Chu, VH, Cantor, RS, Koval, CE, Krabatsch, T, Hayward, CS, Nakatani, T, and Kirklin, JK. "Epidemiology of infection in mechanical circulatory support: A global analysis from the ISHLT Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support Registry." The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : the Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation (January 17, 2019).

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Schranz, AJ, Fleischauer, A, Chu, VH, Wu, L-T, and Rosen, DL. "Trends in Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis and Heart Valve Surgery, 2007 to 2017: A Study of Statewide Discharge Data." Annals of Internal Medicine (December 4, 2018).

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Arnold, CJ, and Chu, VH. "Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections." Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 32, no. 4 (December 2018): 811-825. (Review)

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Chu, VH. "Device-Associated Infections." Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 32, no. 4 (December 2018): ix-x.

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Thornhill, MH, Gibson, TB, Cutler, E, Dayer, MJ, Chu, VH, Lockhart, PB, O'Gara, PT, and Baddour, LM. "Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Incidence of Endocarditis Before and After the 2007 AHA Recommendations." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 72, no. 20 (November 5, 2018): 2443-2454.

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Wang, A, Gaca, JG, and Chu, VH. "Injection Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis-Reply." Jama 320, no. 18 (November 2018): 1939-1940. (Letter)

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Holland, TL, Raad, I, Boucher, HW, Anderson, DJ, Cosgrove, SE, Aycock, PS, Baddley, JW, Chaftari, A-M, Chow, S-C, Chu, VH, Carugati, M, Cook, P, Corey, GR, Crowley, AL, Daly, J, Gu, J, Hachem, R, Horton, J, Jenkins, TC, Levine, D, Miro, JM, Pericas, JM, Riska, P, Rubin, Z, Rupp, ME, Schrank, J, Sims, M, Wray, D, Zervos, M, Fowler, VG, and Staphylococcal Bacteremia Investigators, . "Effect of Algorithm-Based Therapy vs Usual Care on Clinical Success and Serious Adverse Events in Patients with Staphylococcal Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial." Jama 320, no. 12 (September 2018): 1249-1258.

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Aslam, S, Xie, R, Cowger, J, Kirklin, JK, Chu, VH, Schueler, S, de By, T, Gould, K, Morrissey, O, Lund, LH, Martin, S, Goldstein, D, and Hannan, M. "Bloodstream infections in mechanical circulatory support device recipients in the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Mechanically Assisted Circulation Support Registry: Epidemiology, risk factors, and mortality." The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : the Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 37, no. 8 (August 2018): 1013-1020.

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Wang, A, Gaca, JG, and Chu, VH. "Management Considerations in Infective Endocarditis: A Review." Jama 320, no. 1 (July 2018): 72-83. (Review)

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Pericàs, JM, Messina, JA, Garcia-de-la-Mària, C, Park, L, Sharma-Kuinkel, BK, Marco, F, Wray, D, Kanafani, ZA, Carugati, M, Durante-Mangoni, E, Tattevin, P, Chu, VH, Moreno, A, Fowler, VG, Miró, JM, and International Collaboration on Endocarditis Microbiology Investigators, . "Influence of vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration on the outcome of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus left-sided infective endocarditis treated with antistaphylococcal β-lactam antibiotics: a prospective cohort study by the International Collaboration on Endocarditis." Clinical Microbiology and Infection : the Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 23, no. 8 (August 2017): 544-549.

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