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Teaching and educational interests

Dr. David Chu is the associate program director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He directs the critical care ultrasound curriculum for the fellowship and co-directs a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for the medical center's Internal Medicine Residency.

He also acts as a clinical coach for the internal medicine residents and is interested in improving mentoring and coaching in post-graduate medical education.

Dr. Chu also directs a personal finance curriculum for graduate medical education trainees.

Clinical interests

Dr. David Chu's clinical focus is in the management of patients with pulmonary hypertension. He regularly sees patients in the outpatient pulmonary clinic and provides consultative services on inpatients with pulmonary hypertension.

He has specific interests in the management of patients with portopulmonary hypertension and in group 3 pulmonary hypertension, and in determining characteristics to better determine which patients may benefit from pulmonary vasodilator therapy.

Dr. Chu also has interest in the evaluation of patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism and determining which patients may benefit from therapies beyond systemic anticoagulation.

Professional information

Board-certified in critical care, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017

Board-certified in pulmonary medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016

Board-certified in internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Fellowship, Boston University

… → Jun 2017

Internal Medicine, Residency, Brown University

… → Jun 2014

MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

… → May 2011

BA, Johns Hopkins University

… → May 2007


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