David C. Chua, M.D., is the medical director for South Loop Endoscopy and for his practice Summit Digestive & Liver Disease Specialists. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and has been serving the Chicago-area for more than 20 years.

Dr. Chua is a pioneer in advanced endoscopy techniques in the Midwest. He has been named a Top Gastroenterologist by Consumers’ Research Council of America, one of America's Top Physicians for Gastroenterology & Liver Specialists, and included several times in Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Affiliated Hospitals


  • 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

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


American Board of Internal Medicine
Received Sep.16,1987

American Board of Gastroenterology
Received Nov. 07, 1989

Wallstent Biliary Endoprosthesis
Implant Certification
Received 1994