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The Woodlands

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Phone: 936-267-7555
Fax: 936-267-7922


17580 Interstate-45 South 5th Floor, Orange Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Andrew Chu, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 2011
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center residency Pediatrics 2007
Baylor College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2004


Dr. Chu believes that mutual trust and effective communication are two of the bedrock components of a good patient-provider relationship. He also believes that building strong collaborations with care providers within Texas Children’s Hospital and beyond is critical to fully leveraging the resources of our health system for the care of children.

Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Chu cares for the full range of issues in general pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology. He has clinical and research interest in the management of functional abdominal pain and is involved in the Neurogastroenterology program. 


Organization Name Role
American Gastroenterological Association Member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Member

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Chu A, Diaz R, Hui JJ, Yanger K, Zong Y, Alpini G, Stanger BZ, Wells RG. "Lineage tracing demonstrates no evidence of cholangiocyte epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in murine models of hepatic fibrosis." Hepatology 2011;53:1685-95. Pubmed PMID: 21520179.

Shin S, Walton G, Aoki R, Brondell K, Schug J, Fox A, Smirnova O, Dorrell C, Erker L, Chu A, Wells RG, Grompe M, Greenbaum LE, Kaestner KH. "Foxl1-Cre-marked adult hepatic progenitors have clonogenic and bi-lineage differentiation potential." Genes and Development 2011;25:1185-92. Pubmed PMID: 21632825.

Chu A, Russo PA, Wells RG. "Cholangiocyte cilia are abnormal in syndromic and non-syndromic biliary atresia." Modern Pathology 2011;25:751-7. Pubmed PMID: 22301700.

Ghouse R, Chu A, Wang Y, Perlmutter DH. "Mysteries of alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency: emerging therapies for a challenging disease." Disease Models and Mechanisms 2014;7:411-19. Pubmed PMID: 24719116.

Chu A, Perlmutter DH, Wang Y. "Capitalizing on the autophagic response for treatment of liver disease caused by alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency and other genetic diseases." BioMed Research International 2014;2014:1-8. Pubmed PMID: 25025052.

Chu A, Chopra KB, Perlmutter DH. "Is severe progressive liver disease caused by alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency more common in children or adults?." Liver Transplantation 2016;22:886-94. Pubmed PMID: 26946192.

Book chapters

Chu A and Liacouras C. "Chapter 329.5: Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (Wilkie Syndrome, Cast Syndrome, Arteriomesenteric Duodenal Compression Syndrome)." Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 20th ed. Eds. WM Kliegman et al. W.B. Saunders Press. 2015.

Chu A and Liacouras C. "Chapter 330.1: Ileus." Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 20th ed. Eds. WM Kliegman et al. W.B. Saunders Press. 2015 • Chu A and Liacouras C. "Chapter 330.2: Adhesions." Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 20th ed. Eds. WM Kliegman et al. W.B. Saunders Press. 2015.

Chu A and Liacouras C. "Chapter 330.4: Closed-Loop Obstructions." Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 20th ed. Eds. WM Kliegman et al. W.B. Saunders Press. 2015.

Mukherjee A, Chakraborty S, Wang Y, Chu A, Perlmutter D. "Liver disease in α1-antitrypsin deficiency." Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Role in Health and Disease. Eds. A Wanner and R Sandhaus. Springer Press. 2016.

Patient and Family Comments

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