Lawrence Chu, MD, MS

Anesthesiologist

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center

Professional Education

Internship: St Mary's Medical Center (2000) CA

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2003) CA

Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2004)

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1999) CA

MS, Stanford University, Clinical Epidemiology (2006)

Fellowship, Stanford Medical School, Clinical Pain Research (2004)

Residency, Stanford Hospital, Anesthesiology (2003)

Internship, St. Mary's Hospital, Internal Medicine (2000)

MD, Stanford Medical School, Medicine (1999)

Honors & Awards

Innovation in Education Award, International Anesthesia Research Society (2011-2012)

Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (8/2004-8/2009)

Clinical Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (7/2003 - Present)

Research Fellowship Grant, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (1/2003-6/2004)

Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University Department of Biological Sciences (1998)

Administrative Appointments

Executive Director, Stanford Medicine X (2011 - Present)

Organizing Chair, Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research (2010 - 2011)

Member, Committee on Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - Present)

Member, Web Site Committee, American Pain Society (2007 - Present)

Member, Educational Resources Committee, Society for Education in Anesthesia (2003 - Present)

Member, Editorial Board, MDNetGuide (1999 - Present)

Trustee, California Medical Association (2003 - 2004)

Electronic Media and Information Technology Committee, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2002 - 2004)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

The development of pediatric fluid resuscitation: an interview with Dr. Frederic A. 'Fritz' Berry
Mai, C. L., Yaster, M., Chu, L., Ahmed, Z., & Firth, P. G. (2014). The development of pediatric fluid resuscitation: an interview with Dr. Frederic A. 'Fritz' Berry. PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, 24(2), 217-223.

Videos in clinical medicine: Laryngeal mask airway in medical emergencies.
Lighthall, G., Harrison, T. K., & Chu, L. F. (2013). Videos in clinical medicine: Laryngeal mask airway in medical emergencies. New England journal of medicine, 369(20).

Laryngeal Mask Airway in Medical Emergencies
Lighthall, G., Harrison, T. K., & Chu, L. F. (2013). Laryngeal Mask Airway in Medical Emergencies. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 369(20).

Daily cytokine fluctuations, driven by leptin, are associated with fatigue severity in chronic fatigue syndrome: evidence of inflammatory pathology.
Stringer, E. A., Baker, K. S., Carroll, I. R., Montoya, J. G., Chu, L., & Younger, J. W. (2013). Daily cytokine fluctuations, driven by leptin, are associated with fatigue severity in chronic fatigue syndrome: evidence of inflammatory pathology. Journal of translational medicine, 11, 93-?.

Mobile computing in medical education: opportunities and challenges
Chu, L. F., Erlendson, M. J., Sun, J. S., Alva, H. L., & Clemenson, A. M. (2012). Mobile computing in medical education: opportunities and challenges. CURRENT OPINION IN ANESTHESIOLOGY, 25(6), 699-718.

Analgesic tolerance without demonstrable opioid-induced hyperalgesia: a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of sustained-release morphine for treatment of chronic nonradicular low-back pain
Chu, L. F., D'Arcy, N., Brady, C., Zamora, A. K., Young, C. A., & Clark, J. D. (2012). Analgesic tolerance without demonstrable opioid-induced hyperalgesia: a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of sustained-release morphine for treatment of chronic nonradicular low-back pain. PAIN, 153(8), 1583-1592.

Modulation of remifentanil-induced postinfusion hyperalgesia by the beta-blocker propranolol in humans
Chu, L. F., Cun, T., Ngai, L. K., Kim, J. E., Zamora, A. K., & Clark, D. J. (2012). Modulation of remifentanil-induced postinfusion hyperalgesia by the beta-blocker propranolol in humans. PAIN, 153(5), 974-981.

Information technology and its role in anaesthesia training and continuing medical education.
Chu, L. F., Erlendson, M. J., Sun, J. S., Clemenson, A. M., Martin, P., & Eng, R. L. (2012). Information technology and its role in anaesthesia training and continuing medical education. Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology, 26(1), 33-53.

Analysis of 4999 Online Physician Ratings Indicates That Most Patients Give Physicians a Favorable Rating
Kadry, B., Chu, L. F., Kadry, B., Gammas, D., & Macario, A. (2011). Analysis of 4999 Online Physician Ratings Indicates That Most Patients Give Physicians a Favorable Rating. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 13(4).

Prescription opioid analgesics rapidly change the human brain
Younger, J. W., Chu, L. F., D'Arcy, N. T., Trott, K. E., Jastrzab, L. E., & Mackey, S. C. (2011). Prescription opioid analgesics rapidly change the human brain. PAIN, 152(8), 1803-1810.

A sensitive assay for the quantification of morphine and its active metabolites in human plasma and dried blood spots using high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
Clavijo, C. F., Hoffman, K. L., Thomas, J. J., Carvalho, B., Chu, L. F., & Galinkin, J. L. (2011). A sensitive assay for the quantification of morphine and its active metabolites in human plasma and dried blood spots using high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 400(3), 715-728.

Self-Reported Information Needs of Anesthesia Residency Applicants and Analysis of Applicant-Related Web Sites Resources at 131 United States Training Programs
Chu, L. F., Young, C. A., Zamora, A. K., Lowe, D., Hoang, D. B., & Macario, A. (2011). Self-Reported Information Needs of Anesthesia Residency Applicants and Analysis of Applicant-Related Web Sites Resources at 131 United States Training Programs. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 112(2), 430-439.

The Endogenous Opioid System Is Not Involved in Modulation of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Chu, L. F., Dairmont, J., Zamora, A. K., Young, C. A., & Angst, M. S. (2011). The Endogenous Opioid System Is Not Involved in Modulation of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia. JOURNAL OF PAIN, 12(1), 108-115.

Learning management systems and lecture capture in the medical academic environment.
Chu, L. F., Young, C. A., Ngai, L. K., Cun, T., Pearl, R. G., & Macario, A. (2010). Learning management systems and lecture capture in the medical academic environment. International anesthesiology clinics, 48(3), 27-51.

The role of social networking applications in the medical academic environment.
Chu, L. F., Zamora, A. K., Young, C. A., Kurup, V., & Macario, A. (2010). The role of social networking applications in the medical academic environment. International anesthesiology clinics, 48(3), 61-82.

Finite element modeling of subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrodes in an adult torso
Jolley, M., Stinstra, J., Tate, J., Pieper, S., MacLeod, R., & Triedman, J. K. (2010). Finite element modeling of subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrodes in an adult torso. HEART RHYTHM, 7(5), 692-698.

Anesthesia 2.0: Internet-based information resources and Web 2.0 applications in anesthesia education
Chu, L. F., Young, C., Zamora, A., Kurup, V., & Macario, A. (2010). Anesthesia 2.0: Internet-based information resources and Web 2.0 applications in anesthesia education. CURRENT OPINION IN ANESTHESIOLOGY, 23(2), 218-227.

Bilateral infraorbital nerve blocks decrease postoperative pain but do not reduce time to discharge following outpatient nasal surgery
Mariano, E. R., Watson, D., Loland, V. J., Chu, L. F., Cheng, G. S., & Ilfeld, B. M. (2009). Bilateral infraorbital nerve blocks decrease postoperative pain but do not reduce time to discharge following outpatient nasal surgery. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA-JOURNAL CANADIEN D ANESTHESIE, 56(8), 584-589.

Anesthesia-controlled time and turnover time for ambulatory upper extremity surgery performed with regional versus general anesthesia
Mariano, E. R., Chu, L. F., Peinado, C. R., & Mazzei, W. J. (2009). Anesthesia-controlled time and turnover time for ambulatory upper extremity surgery performed with regional versus general anesthesia. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ANESTHESIA, 21(4), 253-257.

No evidence for the development of acute tolerance to analgesic, respiratory depressant and sedative opioid effects in humans
Angst, M. S., Chu, L. F., Tingle, M. S., Shafer, S. L., Clark, J. D., & Drover, D. R. (2009). No evidence for the development of acute tolerance to analgesic, respiratory depressant and sedative opioid effects in humans. PAIN, 142(1-2), 17-26.

From mouse to man: the 5-HT3 receptor modulates physical dependence on opioid narcotics
Chu, L. F., Liang, D.-Y., Li, X., Sahbaie, P., D'Arcy, N., & Clark, J. D. (2009). From mouse to man: the 5-HT3 receptor modulates physical dependence on opioid narcotics. PHARMACOGENETICS AND GENOMICS, 19(3), 193-205.

Overview on Clinical Features of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia.
Angst M, Chu L, & Clark J. (2009). Overview on Clinical Features of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia. Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia..

Ondansetron: an effective treatment for the withdrawal symptoms of opioids?
Chu LF, & Clark DJ. (2009). Ondansetron: an effective treatment for the withdrawal symptoms of opioids?. Therapy, 6(5).

Molecular Basis and Clinical Implications of Opioid Tolerance and Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia
Chu LF, Angst MS, & Clark DJ. (2009). Molecular Basis and Clinical Implications of Opioid Tolerance and Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia. Acute Pain Management, Cambridge University Press, New York, New York.

Reduced Cold Pain Tolerance in Chronic Pain Patients Following Opioid Detoxification
Younger, J., Barelka, P., Carroll, I., Kaplan, K., Chu, L., & Mackey, S. (2008). Reduced Cold Pain Tolerance in Chronic Pain Patients Following Opioid Detoxification. PAIN MEDICINE, 9(8), 1158-1163.

Opioid-induced hyperalgesia in humans - Molecular mechanisms and clinical considerations
Chu, L. F., Angst, M. S., & Clark, D. (2008). Opioid-induced hyperalgesia in humans - Molecular mechanisms and clinical considerations. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN, 24(6), 479-496.

Comparative evaluation of noninvasive compression adjuncts for hemostasis in percutaneous arterial, venous, and arteriovenous dialysis access procedures
Wang, D. S., Chu, L. F., Olson, S. E., Miller, F. J., Valji, K., & Kuo, M. D. (2008). Comparative evaluation of noninvasive compression adjuncts for hemostasis in percutaneous arterial, venous, and arteriovenous dialysis access procedures. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, 19(1), 72-79.

Comparison of supplementation rates for perivascular axillary and coracoid infraclavicular blocks in ambulatory upper extremity surgery.
Mariano ER, Cheng GS, Loland VJ, & Chu LF. (2008). Comparison of supplementation rates for perivascular axillary and coracoid infraclavicular blocks in ambulatory upper extremity surgery. Ambulatory Surgery, 14(2).

Ketamine does not increase pulmonary vascular resistance in children with pulmonary hypertension undergoing sevoflurane anesthesia and spontaneous ventilation
Williams, G. D., Philip, B. M., Chu, L. F., Boltz, M. G., Kamra, K., & Ramamoorthy, C. (2007). Ketamine does not increase pulmonary vascular resistance in children with pulmonary hypertension undergoing sevoflurane anesthesia and spontaneous ventilation. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 105(6), 1578-1584.

Single-dose, extended-release epidural morphine (DepoDur (TM)) compared to conventional epidural morphine for post-cesarean pain
Carvalho, B., Roland, L. M., Chu, L. F., Campitelli, V. A., & Riley, E. T. (2007). Single-dose, extended-release epidural morphine (DepoDur (TM)) compared to conventional epidural morphine for post-cesarean pain. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 105(1), 176-183.

Modified and conventional ultrafiltration during pediatric cardiac surgery: Clinical outcomes compared
Williams, G. D., Ramamoorthy, C., Chu, L., Hammer, G. B., Kamra, K., & Reddy, V. M. (2006). Modified and conventional ultrafiltration during pediatric cardiac surgery: Clinical outcomes compared. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 132(6), 1291-1298.

Scheduling elective pediatric procedures that require anesthesia: The perspective of parents
Mariano, E. R., Chu, L. F., Ramamoorthy, C., & Macario, A. (2006). Scheduling elective pediatric procedures that require anesthesia: The perspective of parents. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 103(6), 1426-1431.

Valdecoxib for postoperative pain management after cesarean delivery: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
Carvalho, B., Chu, L., Fuller, A., Cohen, S. E., & Riley, E. T. (2006). Valdecoxib for postoperative pain management after cesarean delivery: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 103(3), 664-670.

Communication in critical care environments: Mobile telephones improve patient care
Soto, R. G., Chu, L. F., Goldman, J. M., Rampil, I. J., & Ruskin, K. J. (2006). Communication in critical care environments: Mobile telephones improve patient care. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 102(2), 535-541.

Opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia in chronic pain patients after one month of oral morphine therapy: A preliminary prospective study
Chu, L. F., Clark, D. J., & Angst, M. S. (2006). Opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia in chronic pain patients after one month of oral morphine therapy: A preliminary prospective study. JOURNAL OF PAIN, 7(1), 43-48.

Successful thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula in a newborn with single ventricle physiology
Mariano, E. R., Chu, L. F., Albanese, C. T., & Ramamoorthy, C. (2005). Successful thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula in a newborn with single ventricle physiology. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 101(4), 1000-1002.

A comparison of three methods for estimating appropriate tracheal tube depth in children
Mariano, E. R., Ramamoorthy, C., Chu, L. F., Chen, M., & Hammer, G. B. (2005). A comparison of three methods for estimating appropriate tracheal tube depth in children. PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, 15(10), 846-851.

Clinical Anesthesiology Board Review
Chu, Lf. (2005). Clinical Anesthesiology Board Review. McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing.

Different molecular forms of uncomplexed prostate specific antigen (PSA) show similar immunoreactivities
Chu, L. F., Chen, Z. X., & Stamey, T. A. (1999). Different molecular forms of uncomplexed prostate specific antigen (PSA) show similar immunoreactivities. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 161(6), 2009-2012.

Evolution of web site design: implications for medical education on the Internet
Chu, L. F., & Chan, B. K. (1998). Evolution of web site design: implications for medical education on the Internet. COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 28(5), 459-472.

Adherence of mononuclear cells to endothelium in vitro is increased in patients with NIDDM
Carantoni, M., Abbasi, F., Chu, L., CHEN, Y. Di., Reaven, G. M., & Cooke, J. P. (1997). Adherence of mononuclear cells to endothelium in vitro is increased in patients with NIDDM. DIABETES CARE, 20(9), 1462-1465.

One-step HPLC purification procedure for porcine brain 90-kDa heat shock protein
Chu, L. Fn., Lee, W. C., Yang, P. C., Chu, R., Huang, T. Y., & Mao, S. Jt. (1997). One-step HPLC purification procedure for porcine brain 90-kDa heat shock protein. PROTEIN EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION, 10(2), 180-184.

MICROTUBULE MOVEMENT BY A BIOTINATED KINESIN BOUND TO A STREPTAVIDIN-COATED SURFACE
Berliner, E., Mahtani, H. K., Karki, S., Chu, L. F., Cronan, J. E., & Gelles, J. (1994). MICROTUBULE MOVEMENT BY A BIOTINATED KINESIN BOUND TO A STREPTAVIDIN-COATED SURFACE. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 269(11), 8610-8615.