Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
David I-Wang Chu, MD, MSCE

David I-Wang Chu, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Urology

Focus of Work


I am a pediatric urologist with an overall interest in pediatric surgical quality improvement and health services. My clinical interests include spina bifida, robotics/MIS, nephrolithiasis, and congenital urologic anomalies. My research interests include chronic kidney disease diagnosis and management in congenital and acquired urologic conditions, clinical care variation, and preventable readmissions and complications following surgery.

Academic Focus

My research interests are outcomes research; surgical health disparities; quality improvement; chronic kidney disease.

Education and Certification

  • MD: Weill Medical College of Cornell University (2008)
  • MSCE: University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Epidemiology (2017)
  • Internship: Duke University Medical Center, General Surgery (2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Duke University, Urologic Surgery (2011)
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Urologic Surgery (2014)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Urology (2016)



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