Lawrence Chu, MD, MS

Lawrence Chu, MD, MS


Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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Larry Chu, MD is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Director of the Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) Lab. Dr. Chu founded the START online educational program as well as the Learnly online learning ecosystem for post-graduate anesthesiology education. He is an NIH-funded clinical researcher and is Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, the world's most-discussed academic program on emerging technology and medicine. He also directs Medicine X | ED, a conference exploring the future of patient-centered medical education. He has written eight books, over 50 papers and over 50 book chapters in academic anesthesiology. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for The BMJ, one of the most influential general medical journals in the world.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1999) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (2004) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (2003) CA
  • Internship: St. Mary's Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program (2000) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2004)
  • 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
  • Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (8/2004-8/2009)
  • Clinical Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (7/2003 - 7/2006)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University Department of Biological Sciences (1998)
  • Independent Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health (2013 - 2018)
  • Innovation in Education Award, International Anesthesia Research Society (2011-2012)
  • Research Fellowship Grant, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (1/2003-6/2004)

Administrative Appointments
  • Editorial Advisory Board, The BMJ (2016 - Present)
  • Electronic Media and Information Technology Committee, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2002 - 2004)
  • Executive Director, Stanford Medicine X (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Committee on Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, MDNetGuide (1999 - Present)
  • Member, Educational Resources Committee, Society for Education in Anesthesia (2003 - Present)
  • Member, Web Site Committee, American Pain Society (2007 - Present)
  • Organizing Chair, Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research (2010 - 2011)
  • Trustee, California Medical Association (2003 - 2004)


Specializing In

  • Anesthesia/Anesthesiology

Practice Locations

Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 - 500 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94304

(650) 723-4000

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