DAVID C. CHUA M.D.

DAVID C. CHUA
M.D.

Dr. David C. Chua has been serving the Chicago metropolitan area for over 20 years, six days a week with availability Saturdays and evening hours. He is the Founder of our practice, has held the position of Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC), is the Director of Digestive Health Institute at SMEMC, Medical Director for Summit Digestive & Liver Disease Specialists, and Medical Director for South Loop Endoscopy. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Chua specializes in both digestive diseases and the liver. He has earned both a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship from Rush University and a Hepatology Research Fellowship from the University of Chicago. Dr. Chua is also a pioneer in Advanced Endoscopy techniques in the Midwest and believes that continuous education is the key to keeping his skills and knowledge sharp! 

Dr. Chua has been awarded and the Top Gastroenterologist by Consumers' Research Council of America, America's Top Physicians for Gastroenterology & Liver Specialists and Top Doctors by Castle Connelly Guide for many years.

Areas of Focus: 

  • Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP)
  • Colon Cancer Screening 
  • Disorders of the Biliary Tree and Pancreas
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) 
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding 
  • Hepatitis and Liver Cirrhosis 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 
  • Irritable Bowel Disease 
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 
  • Weight Loss and Digestive Disease Wellness 

Education: 

  • Undergraduate- UST College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology; Clark Air Force Base Hospital of the 
  • US Pacific Air Force; Manila, Philippines 
  • Medical School-UST College of Medicine and Surgery; Manila, Philippines 
  • Residency- Wayne State University- Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital; Detroit, Michigan 
  • GI Fellowship- Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center; Chicago, IL 
  • Hepatology Fellowship- University of Chicago; Chicago, IL 
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog/Filipino
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Diplomate, American Board of Gastroenterology 
  • Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
  • Member of the American College of  Gastroenterology 
  • Chief, Department of Gastroenterology, St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital Center 
  • Medical Director, Summit Center of Clinical Research 
  • Medical Director, Summit Surgicare

Hospital Affiliations

  1. South Loop Endoscopy and Wellness Center (JCAHO Certified; CON Licensed; State Licensed)  – 2340 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
  2. Summit Surgicare, Inc. (Office Based Surgery; JCAHO Certified) - 1 S. 280 Summit Ave., Ct. A-1, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181;
  3. McNeal Hospital - 3249 S. Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402
  4. Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center – 2233 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
  5. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – 836 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

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Certificates

Wallstent Biliary Endoprosthesis
Implant Certification
Received 1994

Diplomate
American Board of Gastroenterology
Received Nov. 07, 1989

Diplomate
American Board of Internal Medicine
Received Sep.16,1987

Awards

2008
Consumers' Research Council of America
America's Top Gastroenterologists
Gastroenterology & Hepatology

2008
Guide to America's
Top Gastroenterologists

2005~2006
NATIONAL REGISTER'S WHO'S WHO
in Executives and Professionals

2004~2005
America's Top Physicians
Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist

2003
America's Top Physicians
Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist

2004~2005
America's Top Physicians
Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist

2003
America's Top Physicians
Gastroenterologist, Liver Specialist

2004~2005
AMERICA'S TOP PHYSICIANS

2002~2003
Strathmore's WHO'S WHO

Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital Center
Certificate of Appreciation
Family Practice Residents
June 30,2003

Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital Center
Certificate of Appreciation
Family Practice Residents
June 30,2001

2001 Top Doctors
Chicago Metro Area
Castle Connelly Guide

detail

Jan. 2001
American Medical Association
Congratulation Letter

detail

Illinois State Medical Society
Physicians Caring
1997

American Academy of Family Physicians
Active Teacher in Family Practice
1995

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