Uyen B. Chu, MD, FACS, FASMBS, was born in Vietnam and raised in New Orleans. She graduated cum laude from Tulane University in Biochemistry in 1989 and received her medical degree from LSUMC in 1993. Dr. Chu completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Florida in Jacksonville in 2000 where she received the award for Outstanding Clinical Resident. She spent two additional years during her residency training in investigational science, at which time she published numerous articles in the field of neuro-trauma and received national awards for best scientific presentations.

Dr. Chu completed her fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Kentucky, specializing in advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery. Before joining the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana, Dr. Chu practiced with the Hamilton Medical Group for seven years. She is the Director of Southwest Surgical Weight Management Center, a member of the Board of Trustees for Southwest Medical Center and an executive committee member of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society. In 2005, Dr. Chu is a Fellow of ASMBS (FASMBS) and has been approved as an ASMBS Center Of Excellence Bariatric Surgeon.

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