Michael Chu, MD, Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center


Plastic Surgery Los Angeles, CA

Head & Neck, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery, Wound Healing

Assistant Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania
    University of PennsylvaniaFELLOWSHIP
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineRESIDENCY
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolRESIDENCY
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Chicago Medical SchoolOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2017 - 2022
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2015 - 2017
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2014 - 2018
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2011 - 2020
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Resident Leadership Grant & Travel Grant AAO-HNS, 2008-2010
  • Research Grant Richmond Eye & Ear Foundation, 2009

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Tracheostoma Reconstruction with the Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap  
    Chu, Michael, Levy JM, Friedlander PL, Chiu ES, Annals of Plastic Surgery, 6/1/2015
  • Late-Start Days Increase Total Operative Time in Microvascular Breast Reconstruction  
    Chu, Michael, Barr JS, Hill JB, et al, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 3/2015
  • Pediatric Thenar Flaps: a modified design, case series, and review of the literature  
    Barr JS, Chu, Michael, Thanik V, Sharma S, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 9/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Late-Start Days Increase OR Times.
    Michael W. Chu, MD, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery Residents' Night, New York, NY, 1/1/2014
  • Pediatric Thenar Flaps: a Case Series.
    Michael W. Chu, MD, American Association for Hand Surgery, Naples, FL, 1/1/2013
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery.
    Michael W. Chu, MD, Virginia Society of Otolaryngology, Norfolk, VA, 5/1/2011
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Press Mentions

  • Botox May Quiet Chronic Cough
    Botox May Quiet Chronic CoughMay 27, 2010

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Hospital Affiliations