Practice contact
(650) 721-7618
450 Broadway
Pavillion C
Redwood City California 94063
US
Constance Chu MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Sports Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic
Primary Practice: Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
Primary Hospital: STANFORD HOSPITAL

Practice Contact

Office Address
450 Broadway
Pavillion C
Redwood City California 94063
US
Phone
(650) 721-7618

Clinical Expertise

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Knee Injuries Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sports Medicine Torn Meniscus

Biography

Dr. Constance R. Chu is Professor and Vice-Chair Research, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University. She is also Director of the Joint Preservation Center and Chief of Sports Medicine at the VA Palo Alto. Previously, she was the Albert Ferguson Endowed Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a clinician-scientist who is both principal investigator of several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and who has been recognized as a Castle-Connelly/US News and World Report “Top Doctor” in Orthopedic Surgery as well as on Becker’s list of Top Knee Surgeons in the United States. Her clinical practice focuses on the knee: primarily restoration and reconstruction of the ACL, menisci, and cartilage. She graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. As Director of the multi-disciplinary Joint Preservation Center structured to seamlessly integrate the latest advances in biologics, mechanics, and imaging with comprehensive patient-centered musculoskeletal and orthopedic care, Dr. Chu aims to develop a new model for health care delivery, research, and education with an emphasis on health promotion and prevention. Cornerstones of this program include teamwork and a focus on personalized medicine. A central goal is to transform the clinical approach to osteoarthritis from palliation to prevention. In addition to optimizing clinical operations, outstanding research is critical to developing more effective new treatments. Towards this end, Dr. Chu is leading innovative translational research from bench to bedside in three main areas: quantitative imaging and biomarker development for early diagnosis and staging of joint and cartilage injury and degeneration; cartilage tissue engineering and stem cell-based cartilage repair; and molecular and biological therapies for joint restoration and joint rejuvenation. Her research efforts have led to more than 30 professional awards and honors to include a Kappa Delta Award, considered to be the highest research honor in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Chu also regularly holds leadership and committee positions in major professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Association (AOA). In her subspecialty of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, she is a past President of the Forum Sports Focus Group, a member of the Herodicus Society of leaders in Sports Medicine, and immediate past Chair of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Research Council. She is an alumnus of the AOA American, British, Canadian (ABC), and the AOSSM Traveling Fellowships.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center

Hospital Affiliations

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VA MEDICAL CENTER - PALO ALTO DIVISION
(650) 493-5000
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PRIMARY HOSPITAL
STANFORD HOSPITAL

Education & Training

FELLOWSHIP
Brigham and Women's Hospital
RESIDENCY
University of California, San Diego
INTERNSHIP
University of California, San Diego
MEDICAL / PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
Harvard Medical School
UNDERGRADUATE
US Military Academy at West Point

Meeting Faculty