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.