New Faculty

Dr. Andy Chuu Joins the Department of Medicine

Andy Chuu, MD

Dr. Andy Chuu joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology as an Assistant Professor in October, 2020.

Dr. Chuu received his MD from the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. He received several distinctions while a medical student, including the Student Leadership Award, the Commitment to Undeserved People Leadership Award, and the Medical Award of Excellence. He subsequently has completed his internship and medical residency at the Mayo Clinic Arizona.

Dr. Chuu showed an early interest in end stage renal disease and dialectic therapies, in particular with clinical trials in the ESRD population. Dr. Chuu chose as a research project to investigate the relationship between intradialytic electrolyte changes and cardiovascular function in ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis. He received two grants to support the study. He has, in early observations, noted striking changes in heart rhythms associated with the magnitude of change in serum electrolytes. To further his training in clinical investigation, Dr. Chuu plans to enroll in the MSCI program. He is a co-author of three scholarly manuscripts. He has also written two abstracts, one of which is entitled “Effect of Transition from Vitamin D2 to Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Serum 25(OH)D Levels in Patients on Chronic In-Center Hemodialysis,” which he presented as first author at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting.

Dr. Chuu participated in curriculum development and new intern orientation during residency and edited the Renal Fellow Survival Guide for Washington University’s fellowship program. He has served as a small group leader for medical students, and delivered six didactic lectures to faculty and fellows during his time as a trainee. He also participated in the Curriculum Redesign Boot camp sponsored by the Academy of Educators.