Grant Chu, MD, MS, MBA
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Grant Chu, MD, MS, MBA

  • Hospital Medicine|
  • Acupuncture|
  • Internal Medicine
Average rating: 4.9
(249 ratings)  
Torrance East-West Medicine | 3500 Lomita Boulevard, Suite 302, Torrance, CA 90505

About

Dr. Grant Chu is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Associate Director of Education at the Center for East-West Medicine. He is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Chu is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He sees patients at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, Redondo Beach Immediate Care, and the Center for East-West Medicine offices in Torrance and Santa Monica. 

Dr. Chu received his bachelor's and medical degree from Brown University, Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA, and Kennamer fellowship in general internal medicine at UCLA. 

Dr. Chu practiced primary care and urgent care medicine as affiliate staff at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Before that, he practiced hospital medicine and worked in cancer care at hospitals in Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. He has also held academic appointments at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Queensland.

Dr Chu's professional interests include process and quality improvement, medical education, and applying technology in education and health care. His clinical interests include anxiety disorders, cancer-related fatigue, chemotherapy-related side effects, chronic fatigue syndrome, dysmenorrhea, fibromyalgia, headache disorders, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms, post-viral syndrome, and stress-related disorders.

Languages

English, Chinese - Mandarin

Education

Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009

Fellowship

Internal Medicine-General, UCLA School of Medicine, 2010

Residency

Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009

Internship

Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007

Degrees

MBA, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, 2023
MS, South Baylo University of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2016
MD, Brown University School of Medicine, 2006

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Interests

  • Menopausal hot flashes
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome

Publications

  1. Chu G, Tom A, Feller E. Mental status changes as the presenting feature in Clostridium difficile-induced toxic megacolon. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005;100 Suppl 9:S203.
  2. Schuur J, Chu G, Sucov A. Is oral contrast needed to reliably diagnose acute appendicitis? Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13:S82.
  3. McGowan CE, Saha S, Chu G, Resnick M, Moss S. Intestinal ischemia due to sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) in sorbitol: Not just in the very ill. Gastroenterology. 2008;134 Suppl 1:A-216.
  4. McGowen CE, Saha S, Chu G, Resnick M, Moss S. Intestinal necrosis due to sodium polystyrene (Kayexalate) in sorbitol. South Med J. 2009;102:493-7.
  5. Schuur J, Chu G, Sucov A. Effect of oral contrast for abdominal computed tomography on emergency department length of stay. Emerg Radiol. 2010;17:267-73.
  6. Chu G, Mediwake H, Carr L, Richmond J. Effect of hospital protocol on the timely management of patients on chemotherapy presenting to the emergency department with febrile neutropenia. Internal Medicine Journal. 2013;43 Suppl 3:39.
  7. Wei F, Chu G. Isolated fever as a rare presentation of bevacizumab-induced colonic perforation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013;108 Suppl 1:S397-8.
  8. Wong T, Stone S, Chu G. Atypical presentation of intra-abdominal solitary fibrous tumor with lower extremity edema. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016;111 Suppl: S1010.
  9. Jolicoeur ME, Chu G, Hui KK. A case report on integrative medicine management of suspected Sjogren’s syndrome. Longhua Chin Med. 2022;5:10.
  10. Tan Q, Chu G. Superior mesentery artery syndrome in an otherwise healthy female. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022;117(10S):e2194.