Constance Chu, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chair Research, Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University; Director of the Joint Preservation Center and Chief of Sports Medicine at the VA Palo Alto

Dr. Chu graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Her clinical practice focuses on the knee, primarily restoration and reconstruction of the ACL, menisci and cartilage. Previously, she was the Albert Ferguson Endowed Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh where she was recognized as a Castle-Connelly/U.S. News and World Report “Top Doctor” in Orthopedic Surgery and on Becker’s list of Top Knee Surgeons in the United States. Dr. Chu is a leading surgeon-scientist who has had continuous federal funding for more than 20 years as principal investigator of projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Veterans Administration for her work on joint and cartilage rejuvenation to transform the clinical care of osteoarthritis from palliation to prevention. Dr. Chu regularly holds leadership and committee positions in major professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Association (AOA). In her subspecialty of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, she is a past President of the Forum Sports Focus Group, a member of the Herodicus Society of leaders in Sports Medicine, past Chair of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and Co-Chair of the AOSSM Diversity Task Force.