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Ray M. Chu, MD

  • Neurosurgery

Ray M. Chu, MD, has extensive experience in surgery and radiosurgery – the use of highly focused radiation – for the treatment of tumors and other disorders of the brain and spinal cord.

Since joining the faculty of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2004, he also has been involved in several clinical trials, including ongoing studies using dendritic cell immunotherapy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors.

After earning his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, in 1998, Dr. Chu completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota. His research interests have included a neuroprotective compound in stroke, high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sleep disorders, and macular degeneration.

In 2006, Dr. Chu served as principal investigator of Cedars-Sinai’s component of a randomized, Phase III trial comparing the effectiveness of two drugs used to treat recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, and he was principal investigator for Brain Tumor Database Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute. He has been a member of Cedars-Sinai’s Institutional Review Board, which oversees the medical center’s clinical trials, since 2005.

Dr. Chu has co-authored a textbook chapter on neurosurgical management of a genetic disorder called achondroplasia and a chapter on surgical management of high-grade glioma. He has made presentations at medical and scientific conferences such as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, and the Neurosurgical Society of America.

• Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
• Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

• Member, Institutional Review Board, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
• Principal investigator, Phase III study of Enzastaurin versus Lomustine in the treatment of recurrent intracranial glioblastoma multiforme
• Principal investigator, Brain Tumor Database Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute
• Named one of America’s Top Surgeons

• Bachelor’s Degree: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1994
• Medical Degree: University of California, San Diego, CA 1998
• Internship: General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1998-1999
• Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1999-2004

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