Dr. Chu is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

He received his applied research fellowship training in healthcare innovation at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harvard.

Dr. Chu also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Harvard and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Quantic School of Business and Technology.

He has published in Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, and other peer-reviewed publications. Topics include the use of smartphone applications to help clinicians and trainees manage emergencies at the patient’s bedside.

Dr. Chu has created award-winning apps that provide digital reference tools containing clinical protocols, resources, and other content. These tools focus on acute life-threatening illnesses, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments

Honors & Awards

  • Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship, Harvard Business School
  • Best Abstract Award, McCahan Medical Campus Education Day
  • Clinical Quality & Patient Safety Innovation Award, Boston Medical Center Department of Surgery
  • American Medical Association, Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award
  • Scholars Award, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Award for Emergency Medicine Research, Richard C. Wuerz, MD
  • Information Technology Award, Massachusetts Medical Society

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2023)
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency (2022) MA
  • Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine (2018) MA

All Publications

  • STAT: Mobile app helps clinicians manage inpatient emergencies at the bedside HEALTHCARE-THE JOURNAL OF DELIVERY SCIENCE AND INNOVATION Chu, A. L., Ziperstein, J. C., Niccum, B. A., Joice, M. G., Isselbacher, E. M., Conley, J. 2021; 9 (4): 100590


    In response to the unprecedented surge of patients with COVID-19, Massachusetts General Hospital created both repurposed and de-novo COVID-19 inpatient general medicine and intensive care units. The clinicians staffing these new services included those who typically worked in these care settings (e.g., medicine residents, hospitalists, intensivists), as well as others who typically practice in other care environments (e.g., re-deployed outpatient internists, medical subspecialists, and other physician specialties). These surge clinicians did not have extensive experience managing low frequency, high acuity emergencies, such as those that might result from COVID-19. Physician-innovators, in collaboration with key hospital stakeholders, developed a comprehensive strategy to design, develop, and distribute a digital health solution to address this problem. MGH STAT is an intuitive mobile application that empowers clinicians to respond to medical emergencies by providing immediate access to up-to-date clinical guidelines, consultants, and code-running tools at the point-of-care. 100% of surveyed physicians found STAT to be easy to use and would recommend it to others. Approximately 1100 clinicians have downloaded the app, and it continues to enjoy consistent use over a year after the initial COVID-19 surge. These results suggest that STAT has helped clinicians manage life threatening emergencies during and after the pandemic, although formal studies are necessary to evaluate its direct impact on patient care.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2021.100590

    View details for Web of Science ID 000715127500002

    View details for PubMedID 34700138

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