Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Jason Chu, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California and an Attending Neurosurgeon at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Chu is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and earned his Bachelors of Science from Queen’s University in Kingston, as well as a Master’s of Science at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his Neurosurgery training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Dr. Chu finished his Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country, where he received specialized training in minimally invasive stereoencephalography (sEEG) and thermal ablation techniques for epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Chu has authored over 20 peer-reviewed papers and 5 book chapters. His current research interests lie in translational neuroscience and improving clinical outcomes. He is a member of the American Association of the Neurological Surgeons (AANS), The Congress of Neurologic Surgeons (CNS) and the AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chu’s clinical interests include epilepsy surgery, cerebrovascular disorders, pediatric head trauma, endoscopic Neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, brain and spine tumors and congenital abnormalities.


Medical School: 

Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Emory University School of Medicine, Resident in Neurosurgery


Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Childrens Hospital, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery


Sadrameli S, Chu J, Steele W, Curry DJ, Lam S.  Minimally Invasive Tubular Tethered Cord Release in the Pediatric Population. World Neurosurg. 2019 May 13. pii: S1878-8750(19)31300-2.

Chu JK, Feroze A, Collins K, McGrath L, Young C, Williams J, Browd S. Variation in hospital charges in patients with external ventricular drains: comparison between the intensive care and surgical floor settings. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Apr 19:1-6

Halani S, Chu J, Malcom J, Rindler R, Allen J, Grossberg J Pradilla G, Ahmad F. Effects of Cranioplasty on Cerebral Blood Flow Following Decompressive Craniectomy: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 1;81(2):204-216.

Mokarram N, Dymanus K, Srinivasan A, Tipton J, Chu J, English AW, Bellamkonda RV. Immunoengineering Nerve Repair. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 27;114(26):E5077-E5084

Chu J, Miller B, Bazylewicz M, Holbrook F, Chern J. Repair of a Traumatic Subarachnoid-pleural Fistula in a 2 Year Old with Percutaneous Injection of Fibrin Glue.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jan;17(1):13-18.

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