November 20, 2003
Sinus Infection Expert and Surgeon Alexander G. Chiu,
MD, Joins the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Philadelphia, PA) – Surgeon Alexander
G. Chiu, MD, has joined the Department of Otorhinolaryngology
– Head and Neck Surgery at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as Assistant
Professor. For the past two years, he was a clinical
instructor and fellow at the Stanford Sinus Center,
Stanford University Medical Center in California.
Chiu is an expert in surgical procedures and antibiotic
treatments for chronic sinusitis, and he has pioneered
use of computer-guided programs for endoscopic sinus
surgery. Chiu has published numerous studies in such
leading, peer-reviewed journals as the Annals of
Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology;
Otolarygology – Head and Neck Surgery;
Laryngoscope; and Head & Neck: Journal
for The Sciences & Specialties of The Head and Neck.
Chiu completed his graduate studies in otolaryngology
– head and neck surgery as administrative chief
medical resident at Georgetown University Medical Center
in Washington, DC. There, he was honored as top graduating
resident in his department, and received first and second
place residency research awards for 1999 and 2000, respectively.
Chiu earned his medical degree from New York State’s
Albany Medical College in 1997, where among many awards,
he was selected as the top student who demonstrated
the greatest proficiency in clinical surgery and otolaryngology.
He also holds a science degree from Union College in
Schenectady, New York.
G. Chiu. For larger image,
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