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

Gulack, Brian C., Matthew M. Laughon, Reese H. Clark, Terrance Burgess, Sybil Robinson, Abdurrauf Muhammad, Angela Zhang, et al. “Enteral Feeding with Human Milk Decreases Time to Discharge in Infants following Gastroschisis Repair..” J Pediatr 170 (March 2016): 85–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.11.046.

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26703875
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Tsalik, Ephraim L., Yanhong Li, Lori L. Hudson, Vivian H. Chu, Tiffany Himmel, Alex T. Limkakeng, Jason N. Katz, et al. “Potential Cost-effectiveness of Early Identification of Hospital-acquired Infection in Critically Ill Patients..” Ann Am Thorac Soc 13, no. 3 (March 2016): 401–13. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201504-205OC.

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26700878
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Chu, Vivian H., Lawrence P. Park, Eugene Athan, Francois Delahaye, Tomas Freiberger, Cristiane Lamas, Jose M. Miro, et al. “Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Association Between Surgical Indications, Operative Risk, and Clinical Outcome in Infective Endocarditis: A Prospective Study From the International Collaboration on Endocarditis"..” Circulation 132, no. 14 (October 6, 2015): e184–85. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.016782.

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26438777
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Ericson, Jessica E., Christopher Arnold, Jomani Cheeseman, Jordan Cho, Sarah Kaneko, Ele’na Wilson, Reese H. Clark, et al. “Use and Safety of Erythromycin and Metoclopramide in Hospitalized Infants..” J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 61, no. 3 (September 2015): 334–39. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000000792.

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Arnold, Christopher J., Jessica Ericson, Nathan Cho, James Tian, Shelby Wilson, Vivian H. Chu, Christoph P. Hornik, et al. “Cefepime and Ceftazidime Safety in Hospitalized Infants..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 34, no. 9 (September 2015): 964–68. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000778.

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Lauridsen, Trine K., Lawrence Park, Steven Y. C. Tong, Christine Selton-Suty, Gail Peterson, Enrico Cecchi, Luis Afonso, et al. “Echocardiographic Findings Predict In-Hospital and 1-Year Mortality in Left-Sided Native Valve Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis: Analysis From the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Echo Cohort Study..” Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 8, no. 7 (July 2015). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.114.003397.

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Arnold, Christopher J., Jessica Ericson, Jordan Kohman, Kaitlyn L. Corey, Morgan Oh, Janet Onabanjo, Christoph P. Hornik, et al. “Rifampin use and safety in hospitalized infants..” Am J Perinatol 32, no. 6 (May 2015): 565–70. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1543955.

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Arnold, Christopher J., Melissa Johnson, Arnold S. Bayer, Suzanne Bradley, Efthymia Giannitsioti, José M. Miró, Pilar Tornos, et al. “Candida infective endocarditis: an observational cohort study with a focus on therapy..” Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59, no. 4 (April 2015): 2365–73. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.04867-14.

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Chirouze, Catherine, François Alla, Vance G. Fowler, Daniel J. Sexton, G Ralph Corey, Vivian H. Chu, Andrew Wang, et al. “Impact of early valve surgery on outcome of Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: analysis in the International Collaboration of Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study..” Clin Infect Dis 60, no. 5 (March 1, 2015): 741–49. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu871.

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