Who We Are
Vivian Hou Chu
Associate Director, CTSA Education
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke Box 102359, Div Of Infectious Diseases, Durham, NC 27710
Dr. Chu's clinical research is focused on staphylococci and endocarditis (IE). She is the director of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE), a group of investigators from 78 sites in 32 countries worldwide that is dedicated to further the understanding of infective endocarditis. The ICE database comprises > 5000 cases of endocarditis and is designed to answer questions that could not be answered from a single-center study. The current focus of this group is surgical-decision making in the treatment of endocarditis. Another major focus of Dr. Chu's research is on the relationship between oral hygiene and risk for developing infective endocarditis.