Grant Chu, MD, MS

Grant Chu, MD, MS

Hospital Medicine| Acupuncture| Internal Medicine
Primary Location
Torrance East-West Medicine
3500 Lomita Boulevard
Suite 302
Torrance, California 90505
Phone
Fax
310-257-0130

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 sees patients at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and the Center for East-West Medicine office in Torrance. 

Dr. Chu received his undergraduate and medical degree from Brown University, and his Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA, and Kennamer fellowship in general internal medicine at UCLA. 

Dr. Chu worked in 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 academic interests include medical education, quality improvement, and utilizing technology to deliver education and enhance patient 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

Chinese - Mandarin, English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2010

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 2009

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2007

Degrees

South Baylo University of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, MS, 2016
Brown University School of Medicine, MD, 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. Chu G, Sullivan MN, Lazarus ME. Late presentation of Plasmodium ovale malaria. Proceedings of UCLA HealthCare. 2007;Vol 1.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Wei F, Chu G. Isolated fever as a rare presentation of bevacizumab-induced colonic perforation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013;108 Suppl 1:S397-8.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Chu G. Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis. Proceedings of UCLA HealthCare. 2018;Vol 22.
     

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