Headshot photo of Albert Chi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Albert Chi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Chi came to OHSU in 2016 from Johns Hopkins where he served as Medical Director of the Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Program and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program since 2010. Dr. Chi is also commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve.

Dr. Chi received his medical degree from the University of Arizona in 2003 and completed its residency program in 2008. His fellowship training was at the University of Maryland’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Chi completed both an undergraduate and graduate program in biomedical engineering at Arizona State University, which focused on neuromechanical control. His current research is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with traumatic injuries with an emphasis on motor control. One such effort involves a non-invasive solution for robotic control for quadriplegic individuals; Dr. Chi is developing a system to allow patients to perform activities of daily living using eye control.

Dr. Chi enjoys living in Portland with his 2-year-old son Troy.

Education and training

    • M.S., 1999, Arizona State University
    • M.D., 2003, University of Arizona
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, University of Arizona, 2003-2008
  • Fellowship

    • Surgical Critical Care/Trauma, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, 2008-2010
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
    • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Memberships and associations:

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - Medical Honor Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta – Biomedical Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society

Areas of interest

  • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation

Honors and awards

  • Johns Hopkins University Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award (2015)
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Emergency Medicine (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • “Golden Apple” Surgery Clerkship Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University College of Medicine (2012)
  • Service Excellence Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Service Excellence (2011)
  • OHSU Golden Rose Award, in recognition of outstanding service and excellence, 2020


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Selected publications

  • Garry J, Casey K, Cole TK, Regensburg A, McElroy C, Schneider E, Efron D, Chi A. A Pilot Study of eye-tracking devices in the intensive care. Surgery. 2016 Mar;159(3):938-44.
  • Michel SJ, Wang H, Selvarajah S, Canner JK, Murrill M, Chi A, Efron DT, Schneider EB. Investigating the relationship between weather and violence in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Injury. 2016 Jan;47(1)272-6.
  • Canner JK, Haider AH, Selvarajah S, Hui X, Wang H, Efron DT, Haut ER, Velopulos CG, Schwartz DA, Chi A, Schneider EB. US emergency department visits for fireworks injuries, 2006-2010. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):305-11.
  • Zafar SN, Haider AH, Stevens KA, Ray-Mazumder N, Kisat MT, Schneider EB, Chi A, Galvagno SM Jr, Cornwell EE 3rd, Efron DT, Haut ER. Increased mortality associated with EMS transport of gunshot wound victims when compared to private vehicle transport. Injury. 2014 Sep;45(9):1320-6.


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