Erica Chu, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in geriatric medicine, including inpatient models of care for older adults, interdisciplinary geriatrics care, and frailty.

Dr. Chu earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and received advanced training through a geriatric medicine fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Chu serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit at UTSW’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and has delivered numerous lectures and presentations.

In 2020, she received Weill Cornell Medicine’s Joachim Silbermann Family Clinical Scholar Award.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (2008-2012)
  • Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2012-2015), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - Mount Sinai Hospital/Icahn School of Medicine (2015-2017), Geriatric Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Geriatrics Society
Honors & Awards
  • Joachim Silbermann Family Clinical Scholar Award 2020, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Geriatrics Fellow Teaching Award 2017, Mount Sinai Department of Geriatrics
  • Best Education Oral Presentation 2017, American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Top Abstract 2016, Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society Fellows Research Night
  • Blue Ribbon Recipient for Top 5 Best Abstracts 2016, Annual Education Research Day, Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education
  • Young Investigator Award 2012, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Annual Meeting
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Chapter 30, Patient Preference, Prognosis, and Decision-Making in Screening and Treatment in Geriatric Practice: A Competency Based Approach to Caring for Older Adults. 1st ed.
      Chu E (2020), Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Clinical Focus

  • Acute Care for Elders
  • Frailty
  • Inpatient models of care for older adults
  • Interdisciplinary care

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