Y. Ralph Chu, M.D., is recognized as an international leader in cataract and refractive surgery. He is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist whose practice focuses on refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery.
As a prominent global lecturer and surgeon, Dr. Chu is a leading authority on modern technological advances in cataract and refractive surgery.
He has authored several textbook chapters, writes articles for industry journals and publications, and serves on numerous editorial boards.
Dr. Chu is the current vice president and incoming president of the Ophthalmic Outpatient Surgery Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, along with 21 other professional memberships.
Dr. Chu received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed an internship at Evanston Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Chu then completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease, refractive, cataract and lens implant surgery and glaucoma in Minneapolis. He holds professorships at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Utah, Moran Eye Clinic.