- Senior Fellow: Vascular Imaging Lab, University of Washington (2001-2006)
- Fellow: Hokkaido University (1993-2000)
- Residency: China-Japan Friendship Hospital (1987-1993)
- PhD: Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan)
- MD: Xian Jiaotong University (China)
Before engaging in the fellowship pathway, Dr. Chu was a research scientist and associate director with the BioMolecular Imaging Center with the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington.