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

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  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, School of Medicine


  • Rheumatology

Special focus

  • Autoinflammatory Diseases
  • Early Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Chu’s clinical interests include arthritis, spondylitis, autoinflammatory diseases and lupus. 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.

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Education and training

    • M.D., 1983, Jilin University Bethune Medical College
    • Ph.D., 1992, University of London
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China
    • 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
    • American Board of Internal Medicine; Rheumatology

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Rheumatology
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 (44 Ratings, 13 Reviews)

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