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