Alexander Chiu, M.D.
Russell E. Bridwell, M.D. Chairman and Professor
MD: 1997, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Fellowship: Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Stanford University
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Dr. Alexander G. Chiu, M.D. is the Russell E. Bridwell, M.D. Endowed Chairman and Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS. Previous to his appointment, he served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona and started his career on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held multiple leadership roles, including co-Chair of Banner-UA Academic Management Council, Interim Chair of the UA Department of Surgery, UA Otolaryngology Residency Program Director and the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Director at both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Arizona.
Dr. Chiu's academic and clinical focus is in the field of endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the nose, sinuses and skull base. Dr. Chiu completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College and residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in sinus and skull base surgery at Stanford University.
Dr. Chiu is the editor-in-chief of ENT Today, a publication of the Triological Society; past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy; and the editor of 2 textbooks: Sinonasal Tumors and Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, the latter of which just had its second edition published this fall. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sinus and skull base surgery. The recipient of the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Chiu has directed over 15 international rhinologic and skull base conferences in the world and is a frequent invited lecturer and instructor at Otolaryngology Department Grand Rounds and society meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society and North American Skull Base Society.
Dr. Chiu is actively involved with research involving the topics of chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal tumors and outcomes of sinus and skull base surgery. He pioneered an animal model for the study of topical medications for sinusitis and holds multiple current and past foundation and industry grants.