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Michael W. Chu, MD

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My specialty:
Plastic Surgery

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Hello, and welcome to my Web page! I look forward to working together with you to take care of your health. I completed my undergraduate studies at UCLA and then attended medical school in Virginia. I am board certified in both otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) and plastic surgery. As part of my medical education, I received extra training in microsurgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Biography

I was born in Virginia, but along with my family moved to San Diego when I was five years old. I first became interested in medicine through high school biology classes and an ER visit involving stitches to my knee. I was attracted to surgery because it involved thinking about a problem clinically, three-dimensionally, and using my hands to help others.

About my practice

My focus and interest is in complex reconstruction, and my background in microsurgery allows me to offer all types of reconstruction for autologous breast reconstruction (using your own tissues), nerve, lymphedema, chronic wounds, and the after effects of cancer or trauma. I also am interested in wound healing research, tissue regeneration, and scar formation.

How I thrive

I thrive by helping others and I feel medicine is an honor and privilege. I truly believe that treating the entire person is critical. I also thrive by trying to constantly learning something new each day, spending time outdoors and at the beach, and traveling to learn about new foods and cultures.

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
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Plastic Surgery Department
6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Information
  • 323-857-2000

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond , VA

Board certification

Plastic Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Otolaryngology

American Board of Otolaryngology

Medical training

Internship

Otolaryngology

Eastern Virginia School of Medicine
Norfolk , VA

Residency

Plastic Surgery

New York University School of Medicine
New York , NY

Fellowship

Microsurgery & Reconstructive Surgery

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia , PA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2017

Active license information

License number

A151354

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1740442227
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My hospitals

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4867 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

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This page was last updated on:

12/19/2018