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

Stryjewski, Martin E., Zeina A. Kanafani, Vivian H. Chu, Paul A. Pappas, Tina Harding, Laura A. Drew, Daniel K. Benjamin, et al. “Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among patients with health care-associated fever..” Am J Med 122, no. 3 (March 2009): 281-289.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2008.09.040.

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19272489
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Chu, V. H., J. M. Miro, B. Hoen, C. H. Cabell, P. A. Pappas, P. Jones, M. E. Stryjewski, et al. “Coagulase-negative staphylococcal prosthetic valve endocarditis-a contemporary update based on the International Collaboration on Endocarditis: Prospective cohort study.” Heart 95, no. 7 (2009): 570–76. https://doi.org/10.1136/hrt.2008.149575.

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Monk, Alastair B., Sam Boundy, Vivian H. Chu, Jill C. Bettinger, Jaime R. Robles, Vance G. Fowler, and Gordon L. Archer. “Analysis of the genotype and virulence of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from patients with infective endocarditis..” Infect Immun 76, no. 11 (November 2008): 5127–32. https://doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00606-08.

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18794284
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Lalani, Tahaniyat, Jerome J. Federspiel, Helen W. Boucher, Thomas H. Rude, In-Gyu Bae, Michael J. Rybak, Giang T. Tonthat, et al. “Associations between the genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates and clinical characteristics and outcomes of bacteremic patients..” J Clin Microbiol 46, no. 9 (September 2008): 2890–96. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00905-08.

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18596141
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Baddley, J. W., D. K. Benjamin, M. Patel, J. Miró, E. Athan, B. Barsic, E. Bouza, et al. “Candida infective endocarditis..” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27, no. 7 (July 2008): 519–29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-008-0466-x.

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18283504
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Petti, Cathy A., Keith E. Simmon, Jose M. Miro, Bruno Hoen, Francesc Marco, Vivian H. Chu, Eugene Athan, et al. “Genotypic diversity of coagulase-negative staphylococci causing endocarditis: a global perspective..” J Clin Microbiol 46, no. 5 (May 2008): 1780–84. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02405-07.

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18367572
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Liao, L., D. F. Kong, Z. Samad, P. A. Pappas, J. G. Jollis, S. S. Lin, A. Wang, et al. “Echocardiographic risk stratification for early surgery with endocarditis: a cost-effectiveness analysis..” Heart 94, no. 5 (May 2008). https://doi.org/10.1136/hrt.2006.106716.

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17575328
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Chu, Vivian H. “Coagulase-negative staphylococci and endocarditis: reappraisal in the 21st century..” Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26, no. 5 (May 2008): 261–62.

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18479641
Scholars@Duke

Chu, Vivian H., Christopher W. Woods, Jose M. Miro, Bruno Hoen, Christopher H. Cabell, Paul A. Pappas, Jerome Federspiel, et al. “Emergence of coagulase-negative staphylococci as a cause of native valve endocarditis..” Clin Infect Dis 46, no. 2 (January 15, 2008): 232–42. https://doi.org/10.1086/524666.

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18171255
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Lalani, Tahaniyat, Vivian H. Chu, Chelsea A. Grussemeyer, Shelby D. Reed, Michael P. Bolognesi, Joelle Y. Friedman, Robert I. Griffiths, et al. “Clinical outcomes and costs among patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and orthopedic device infections..” Scand J Infect Dis 40, no. 11–12 (2008): 973–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540802245146.

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18615359
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