Ralph Chu, MD
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Y. Ralph Chu, M.D., founder and medical director of Chu Vision Institute and Chu Surgery Center, is recognized as a leader in refractive and cataract surgery. He is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist whose practice focuses on refractive, cataract and corneal surgery.


Dr. Chu received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  He completed an internship at Evanston Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center. Dr. Chu then completed a one-year fellowship in cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, cataract and lens implant surgery and glaucoma in Minneapolis, MN.


As a certified VISX trainer, Dr. Chu has instructed thousands of physicians in many refractive surgery techniques including LASIK, PRK and PTK. He has participated in over 50 clinical evaluations or FDA clinical trials dealing with cataract and intraocular lens implantation, phakic lens implantation, laser vision correction technologies, and ocular therapeutic treatments.


Dr. Chu is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, along with 18 other professional memberships.

Please talk to your primary care provider as a referral to see this specialist may be required.
Hospital Affiliations
  • Ophthalmology
  • Male
Educational Institutions
  • Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois
Current Licenses and Certifications
  • Certified VISX trainer
  • Interned at Evanston Hospital
  • Ophthalmology Residency at Duke University Eye Center
  • Fellowship in cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, cataract and lens implant surgery and
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa
Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • BCBS of MN
  • Cigna Health
  • Davis Vision
  • Delta Dental
  • Eyemed
  • First Health/Coventry
  • First Plan of MN
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid/Medicare
  • Metropolitan Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum Health Vision
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • Patient Choice
  • Preferred One
  • PrimeWest
  • Sanford Health Plan of MN
  • SelectCare/LaborCare
  • South Country Health Alliance
  • Tri Care
  • UCare MN
  • United Behavioral
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • WEA Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Physician Services

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301 South Highway 65
Mora, MN 55051
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