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Andrew Chu, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology, The Woodlands, TX, Texas Children's Hospital


Pediatric Gastroenterology The Woodlands, TX

Pediatric Nutrition

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology), Faculty Senator - Baylor College of Medicine; Attending Physician - Texas Children's Hospital

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  • Dr. Chu is an Attending Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical focus is the evaluation and treatment of children with chronic functional deficits of the digestive system, specifically functional abdominal pain and pediatric feeding difficulties.

    He serves as clinical lead for the Multidisciplinary Abdominal Pain Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, a collaborative initiative with Gastroenterology, Anesthesiology, and Psychology to provide consultative services for children suffering from chronic functional abdominal disorders, also known as disorders of gut-brain interaction. He also serves as clinical lead for the Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a collaborative initiative with Gastroenterology, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and Nutrition to provide outpatient evaluation and treatment of children with chronic feeding difficulties.

    Dr. Chu believes that building strong partnerships with families and allied care providers is the key to fully leveraging the resources of our health system for the care of children. He has been awarded institutionally and regionally for his efforts in clinical care.

    Clinical/Research Interests:
    Dr. Chu cares for the full range of issues in general pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology. He has clinical and research interest in the management of functional abdominal pain and is involved in the Neurogastroenterology program.

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric abdominal pain, Pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, Care of patients with special needs, Multidisciplinary team-building

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania - Coursera
    University of Pennsylvania - CourseraCertification, The Business of Healthcare Specialization (PennMed/Wharton), 2021 - 2021
  • Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
    Childrens Hospital of PhiladelphiaMD, Research Fellowship, 2010 - 2011
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaFellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2007 - 2010
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterResidency, Pediatrics, 2004 - 2007
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineClass of 2004, MD

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2016 - 2025
  • WV State Medical License
    WV State Medical License 2011 - 2018
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2007 - 2016
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2004 - 2007
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Gastroenterology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Department of Pediatrics Chair's Outstanding Clinician Award Baylor College of Medicine, 2023
  • Ambulatory Practitioner Award for Excellence in Patient Care Texas Children's Hospital, 2022
  • Top Doctors Award Houstonia Magazine, 2020-2022
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Evaluation of intravenous ranitidine for gastric acid suppression in critically ill pediatric patients  
    1. Moffett BS, Schmees L, Zinser K, Erikson C, Chu A, Strobel N, The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 11/2019

Press Mentions

  • Top Doctors 2020
    Top Doctors 2020September 23rd, 2020


  • At-Large Member, Texas Children's Hospital Division of Gastroenterology Executive Committee 2023 - Present
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Faculty Senate 2022 - Present
  • Member, BCM Faculty Senate Curriculum and Education Committee 2022 - Present
  • NASPGHAN, Professional Development Committee

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Hospital Affiliations