Danny Chu, MD, FACS

Contact

Assistant

Michelle Gilbert
T: 412-647-6636
 

Address

UPMC Presbyterian, 200 Lothrop St., Suite C-711 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Title(s)

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of Cardiac Surgery, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Education and Training

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine - Boston, Massachusetts
BS, California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, California
Internship, University of California San Diego Medical Center - San Diego, California
General Surgery Residency, University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center - San Diego, California
Thoracic Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, Texas

Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Professional Activities

American College of Surgeons
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Association for Academic Surgery
Association of Veterans Affairs Surgeons
Cardiac Surgery Curriculum Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Marshall J. Orloff Society
Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Society of University Surgeons
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honors Society)

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

American Journal of Cardiology, Editorial Board
BioMed Research International, Editorial Board
Case Reports International, Editorial Board
Current Surgery Reports, Editorial Board
JAMA Surgery, Editorial Board
Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, Editorial Board
Journal of Thoracic Disease, Editorial Board
Medicine, Surgery Section Editor
The Scientific World Journal, Editorial Board
World Journal of Cardiology, Editorial Board
World Journal of Respirology, Editorial Board
World Journal of Surgical Procedures, Editorial Board

Research Interests

Outcomes research
Health services research
Telemedicine and information technology
Biology of saphenous vein graft patency
Perioperative stroke prevention in cardiac surgery

Publications

  1. Chu D, Anastacio MM, Mulukutla SR, Lee JS, Smith AJ, Marroquin OC, Sanchez CE, Morell VO, Cook CC, Lico SC, Wei LM, Badhwar V.  Safety and efficacy of implementing a multidisciplinary heart team approach for revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease: an observational cohort pilot study.  JAMA Surg. 2014;149(11):1109-12.
  2. Bakaeen FG, Kelly RF, Chu D, Jessen ME, Ward HB, Holman WL.  Trends over time in the relative use and associated mortality of on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in the veterans affairs system.  JAMA Surg. 2013;148(11):1031-6. 
  3. Sanchez CE, Badhwar V, Dota A, Schindler J, Chu D, Anson J, Smith C, Lee JS, Khandhar S, Toma C, Marroquin OC, Schmidhofer M, Bhama J, Wei L, Scolieri S, Esper S, Lee A, Mulukutla SR.  Practical implementation of the coronary revascularization heart team.  Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013:598-603.
  4. Yechoor P, Blaustein AS, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Chu D.  The natural history of moderate aortic stenosis in a veteran population.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013;145:1550-3.
  5. Liao JM, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, Simpson K, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Chu D.  Nationwide trends and regional/hospital variations in open versus endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;144:612-6.
  6. Choi JC, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, Dao TK, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Chu D.  Morbid obesity is associated with increased resource utilization in coronary artery bypass grafting.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;94:23-8; discussion 28. 
  7. Cervera R, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, Wang XL, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Chu D.  The impact of functional status on survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in veteran population.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;93:1950-4; discussion 1954-5. 
  8. Gopaldas RR, Bakaeen FG, Dao TK, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Chu D.  Outcomes of concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting at teaching institutions versus non-teaching institutions.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;143:648-55. 
  9. De la Cruz KI, Bakaeen FG, Wang XL, Huh J, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Chu D.  Hypoalbuminemia and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass: a propensity score analysis.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2011;91:671-5.
  10. Del Prete J, Bakaeen FG, Dao TK, Huh J, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Chu D.  The impact of obesity on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.  J Surg Res. 2010;163:7-10.
  11. Gopaldas RR, Huh J, Bakaeen FG, Wang XL, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Chu D.  The impact of resident work-hour restrictions on outcomes of cardiac operations.  J Surg Res. 2009;157:268-74. 
  12. Choi JC, Bakaeen FG, Huh J, Dao TK, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Chu D.  Outcomes of coronary surgery at a Veterans Affairs hospital versus other hospitals.  J Surg Res. 2009;156:150-4. 
  13. Bakaeen FG, Huh J, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Sansgiry S, Atluri PV, Chu D.  The July effect: impact of the beginning of the academic cycle on cardiac surgical outcomes in a cohort of 70,616 patients.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;88:70-5. 
  14. Chu D, Bakaeen FG, Dao TK, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Huh J.  On-Pump versus Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in a Cohort of 63,000 Patients.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;87:1820-7. 
  15. Chu D, Bakaeen FG, Wang XL, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Huh J.  The impact of placing multiple grafts to each myocardial territory on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;137:60-4.