Danny Chu, MD, FACS

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr. Chu received his B.S. degree from California Institute of Technology and his M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed general surgery residency at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. After completing his thoracic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine, he was recruited to stay on as faculty and a staff cardiothoracic surgeon at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After developing a highly productive academic program including outstanding clinical, research, and educational components, Dr. Chu was recruited to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Chu has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, text book chapters, and invited editorials during his career thus far. He currently serves as an editorial board member of over 15 peer-review journals (including American Journal of Cardiology and JAMA Surgery) and has been an invited reviewer of countless other high impact academic journals (including Annals of Surgery, Lancet, and JAMA). He currently serves as the Surgery Section Academic Editor for Medicine journal. He has also been elected membership to the prestigious Society of University Surgeons and American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Currently, he is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Director of Cardiac Surgery at Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System and a senior staff cardiac surgeon at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart & Vascular Institute.