Quyen Chu, MD, MBA, FACS

  Charles Knight Professor in Surgery
  Professor of Surgery
  Chief, Surgical Oncology
  Director, Surface Malignancies Program
  Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

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Dr. Quyen Chu is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at LSUHSC at Shreveport. He joined LSUHSC at Shreveport in 2002 after completing a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer  Institute in Buffalo, NY.

 Dr. Chu's clinical interests include the management of patients  with cancer of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach,  liver, bile ducts, pancreas, colon and rectum), breast cancer,  melanoma, thyroid and parathyroid tumors, and soft tissue  tumors (retroperitoneal tumors and extremity sarcomas). He  has been instrumental in establishing two life-saving  programs: Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal  Chemotherapy (HIPEC) program for advanced abdominal  malignancies and mammosite for breast cancer patients. He  has also helped in the development of novel therapies, such as  gene therapy, to treat patients with advanced solid malignancies.

Dr. Chu has coauthored more than 70 publications and six book chapters and commits time and resources to ongoing research in the surgical oncology division.

Dr. Chu is active in both national and regional associations:

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • Roswell Park Surgical Society
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  • American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Shreveport Medical Society
  • Shreveport Surgical Society
  • Surgical Association of Louisiana 


1994                MD Brown Medical School, Providence RI
1995-1997     Internship in General Surgery, Bayside Medical Center, Springfield, MA
1997-2000     Residency in General Surgery, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA
1999-2000     Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Brown University School of Medicine, 
                         Providence, RI
2000-2002     Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY


  • Research Grant Award, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, 
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, 2000-2002
  • Travel Grant to CALG-B meeting, Ottawa, ON, 2000-2002
  • Travel Grant to CALG-B meeting, Amelia Island, FL, 2000-2002
  • Young Surgeon Representative,Louisiana Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 2004
  • Delegate to the Louisiana State Medical Society, 2004
  • Brown University / Bank of America Community Fellows Awards, 2005
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Faculty Loan Repayment 
    Program Award, 2005
  • Team Recognition Award, Louisiana State Univ. Health Sciences Center,
    Shreveport, LA, 2005
  • Madison Who's Who, 2006
  • "Guide to America's Top Surgeon-2007" by Consumers' Research 
    Council of America, 2007
  • ASCO Foundation Merit Award, 2007
  • "Guide to America's Top Oncologist-2007" by Consumers' Research Council 
    of America, 2007
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2008
  • "Guide to America's Top Surgeon-2008" by Consumers' Research Council 
    of America, 2008
  • Shreveport-Bossier Best Doctor, 2008
  • Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2009
  •  Marquis Who's Who in America, 2009
  • Albert Sklar Endowed Professorship, 2009
  • ASCO 2009-2010 Leadership Development Program, 2009
  • U.S. Faculty Scholar Award from Vietnam Education Foundation, 2009
  • Top Doctor: The Global Directory of Who's Who, 2009
  • Shreveport-Bossier Best Doctor, 2009
  • USA Today "Most Influential Doctors", 2009
  • International Biographical Centre 2000 Outstanding Scientists 2010, Cambridge, England
  • VFW Ladies Auxillary Cancer Award, 2010