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

Barsic, B., V. H. Chu, V. Krajinovic, I. Rudez, D. Raffanelli, J. Vincelj, and A. Wang. “THE IMPACT OF VALVE SURGERY ON MORTALITY IN INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS COMPLICATED WITH EMBOLIC STROKE: A PROPENSITY SCORE ANALYSIS.” In International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 41:S29–S29. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Barsic, B., V. H. Chu, V. Krajinovic, I. Rudez, D. Raffanelli, J. Vincelj, and G. R. Corey. “OUTCOME OF EARLY VALVE SURGERY COMPARED TO MEDICAL TREATMENT IN INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS COMPLICATED WITH EMBOLIC STROKE.” In International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 41:S29–S29. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Athan, E., V. H. Chu, P. Tattevin, C. Selton-Suty, P. Jones, C. Naber, J. M. Miró, et al. “SY.3.1 CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOME OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS INVOLVING IMPLANTABLE CARDIAC DEVICES.” In International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 41:S3–S3. Elsevier BV, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0924-8579(13)70010-4.

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Chu, Vivian H., and Daniel J. Sexton. “Editorial commentary: telephone consultation for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: opening Pandora's box..” Clin Infect Dis 56, no. 4 (February 2013): 536–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis895.

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23087387
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Barsic, Bruno, Stuart Dickerman, Vladimir Krajinovic, Paul Pappas, Javier Altclas, Giampiero Carosi, José H. Casabé, et al. “Influence of the timing of cardiac surgery on the outcome of patients with infective endocarditis and stroke..” Clin Infect Dis 56, no. 2 (January 2013): 209–17. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis878.

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23074311
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Chambers, Stephen T., David Murdoch, Arthur Morris, David Holland, Paul Pappas, Manel Almela, Nuria Fernández-Hidalgo, et al. “HACEK infective endocarditis: characteristics and outcomes from a large, multi-national cohort..” Plos One 8, no. 5 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0063181.

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23690995
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Athan, Eugene, Vivian H. Chu, Pierre Tattevin, Christine Selton-Suty, Phillip Jones, Christoph Naber, José M. Miró, et al. “Clinical characteristics and outcome of infective endocarditis involving implantable cardiac devices..” Jama 307, no. 16 (April 25, 2012): 1727–35. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2012.497.

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22535857
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Federspiel, Jerome J., Sally C. Stearns, Amanda F. Peppercorn, Vivian H. Chu, and Vance G. Fowler. “Increasing US rates of endocarditis with Staphylococcus aureus: 1999-2008..” Arch Intern Med 172, no. 4 (February 27, 2012): 363–65. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1027.

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22371926
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Kiefer, Todd, Lawrence Park, Christophe Tribouilloy, Claudia Cortes, Roberta Casillo, Vivian Chu, Francois Delahaye, et al. “Association between valvular surgery and mortality among patients with infective endocarditis complicated by heart failure..” Jama 306, no. 20 (November 23, 2011): 2239–47. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2011.1701.

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22110106
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