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 in 2016, he was the Founding Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona and Director of the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held numerous health system leadership roles, including Secretary of the University of Kansas Physicians Board, co-Chair of Banner-UA Academic Management Council, Interim Chair of the UA Department of Surgery, UA Otolaryngology Residency Program Director and UA Peri-operative Surgical Services Director.
Dr. Chiu's academic and clinical focus is in the field of endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the nose, sinuses and anterior 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, 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 in fall 2019. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sinus and skull base surgery. He is an oral examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology and serves on the Leadership Council for the Triological Society. 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 CME conferences and has been an invited speaker around the world, including named lectureships at Stanford, UCLA and the Mayo Clinic.
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.