Cong-Qiu Chu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Special Interests:
Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoinflammatory Diseases
Accepting Patients:
English, Chinese (Mandarin)


Dr. Chu’s clinical interests include arthritis, spondylitis, lupus and autoinflammatory diseases. Dr. Chu has a longstanding research interest in mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis, cytokines and developing novel therapies for rheumatoid arthritis. His early research on tumor necrosis factor (TNF) helped with development of highly effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Chu is director of the OHSU Early Arthritis Clinic where he sees patients with inflammatory arthritis at the early stage to make early diagnosis and start appropriate treatment timely. In his spare time, Dr. Chu enjoys spending time with his family including his wife and two twin boys and in sport activities including skiing.

Professional Education

  • Degrees:
    M.D., Jilin University Bethune Medical College, 1983
    Ph.D., University of London, London, England, 1992
  • Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, 2004
  • Fellowship:
    Rheumatology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2006
  • Certifications:
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004
    Rheumatology, 2006

Provider Referral Line

503 494-8637

I see patients at:

Physicians Pavilion

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OHSU accepts most insurance plans

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