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Executive Director, Stanford Medicine X, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine

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If you want to find assistant professor Dr. Larry F. Chu, you could check in the operating room, where he spends about 20 hours every week doing general or OB anesthesia. Or you could check in his clinical research laboratory or in the fMRI scanner, where he and his research assistants are investigating the complicated phenomenon of opioid-induced hyperalgesia and opioid withdrawal through Dr. Chu’s Opioid Physiology Lab. You might encounter him in the simulation center filming a new scene for the department’s online pre-residency training program, a project that he designed and manages with the help of Dr. Kyle Harrison.

If you can’t find him in any of those places, he’s probably huddled in his office in front of his giant, multi-screen computer. Though he’s received very little formal training with technology, Dr. Chu has always had a predilection for projects involving graphic design, layout, video editing, and programming. What began as a hobby eventually blossomed into a significant component of his current career. “I think if we want to be at the forefront of anesthesia and medical education, we have to embrace technology,” explains Dr. Chu. Making this passion official in 2009, Dr. Chu founded his second lab – the Anesthesia Informatics Media (AIM) Lab – through which he explores the impact of technology on medicine. In its short life, the AIM Lab has been extremely prolific, publishing manuscripts investigating the use of social networking in medical education or the impact of anesthesia residency programs’ websites on applicants’ decisions about which schools to attend.

In recognition of his contributions to this new and interesting field, Dr. Chu was recently asked to host the fourth annual Medicine 2.0 Conference in 2011. “Med 2.0 attracts over 200 people from over 20 countries to come and talk about their work within the field of medicine as it intersects with social media, social networking and web 2.0 technologies,” says Dr. Chu.

As if he weren’t busy enough, Dr. Chu has also elected to serve as the co-editor of the department’s magazine, the Annual Report. Dr. Chu assigns and edits articles, manages photographers, and produces the magazine himself. “I’ve always been interested in design and layout,” he demurs. “It’s just a hobby.”

Although Dr. Chu thoroughly enjoys the time he spends on his so-called hobbies, his clinical research lab has always been his top priority. Using heat, cold, and electrical models of pain in combination with immune monitoring and functional MRI scans, Dr. Chu seeks to capture changes in patients’ responses to pain under the conditions of acute and chronic opioid use.

More specifically, the Opioid Physiology Lab hopes to clarify the complicated relationship between tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia – a poorly understood phenomenon in which increasing levels of opioids actually increase one’s sensitivity to pain.

“If somebody has analgesic tolerance, the treatment for that is to continue increasing the dose of opioids, whereas if they have opioid-induced hyperalgesia the treatment is to taper them off of the opiod,” he explains. “So it’s really important we understand what’s happening to a patient who’s taking opioids chronically so that we can help them derive the maximum benefit of the medication.”

Dr. Chu was recently awarded an R01 grant to explore the phenomenon of opioid withdrawal. He hopes that his research will make it easier for people to change pain medications or stop taking opioids. “Because opioids are the cornerstone medication for the treatment of pain it really makes a lot of sense to understand how those medications affect us physiologically in the short run and in the long term,” he says.

With all of the projects he’s working on, Dr. Chu has very little time to relax. Perhaps because his parents own a Chinese restaurant, Dr. Chu has always appreciated food. When he can find time to get away from work, he enjoys visiting gourmet restaurants across the globe.

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Larry Chu

Executive Director, Stanford Medicine X, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Larry Chu Biography

If you want to find assistant professor Dr. Larry F. Chu, you could check in the operating room, where he spends about 20 hours every week doing general or OB anesthesia. Or you could check in his clinical research laboratory or in the fMRI scanner, where he and his research assistants are investigating the complicated phenomenon of opioid-induced hyperalgesia and opioid withdrawal through Dr. Chu’s Opioid Physiology Lab. You might encounter him in the simulation center filming a new scene for the department’s online pre-residency training program, a project that he designed and manages with the help of Dr. Kyle Harrison.

If you can’t find him in any of those places, he’s probably huddled in his office in front of his giant, multi-screen computer. Though he’s received very little formal training with technology, Dr. Chu has always had a predilection for projects involving graphic design, layout, video editing, and programming. What began as a hobby eventually blossomed into a significant component of his current career. “I think if we want to be at the forefront of anesthesia and medical education, we have to embrace technology,” explains Dr. Chu. Making this passion official in 2009, Dr. Chu founded his second lab – the Anesthesia Informatics Media (AIM) Lab – through which he explores the impact of technology on medicine. In its short life, the AIM Lab has been extremely prolific, publishing manuscripts investigating the use of social networking in medical education or the impact of anesthesia residency programs’ websites on applicants’ decisions about which schools to attend.

In recognition of his contributions to this new and interesting field, Dr. Chu was recently asked to host the fourth annual Medicine 2.0 Conference in 2011. “Med 2.0 attracts over 200 people from over 20 countries to come and talk about their work within the field of medicine as it intersects with social media, social networking and web 2.0 technologies,” says Dr. Chu.

As if he weren’t busy enough, Dr. Chu has also elected to serve as the co-editor of the department’s magazine, the Annual Report. Dr. Chu assigns and edits articles, manages photographers, and produces the magazine himself. “I’ve always been interested in design and layout,” he demurs. “It’s just a hobby.”

Although Dr. Chu thoroughly enjoys the time he spends on his so-called hobbies, his clinical research lab has always been his top priority. Using heat, cold, and electrical models of pain in combination with immune monitoring and functional MRI scans, Dr. Chu seeks to capture changes in patients’ responses to pain under the conditions of acute and chronic opioid use.

More specifically, the Opioid Physiology Lab hopes to clarify the complicated relationship between tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia – a poorly understood phenomenon in which increasing levels of opioids actually increase one’s sensitivity to pain.

“If somebody has analgesic tolerance, the treatment for that is to continue increasing the dose of opioids, whereas if they have opioid-induced hyperalgesia the treatment is to taper them off of the opiod,” he explains. “So it’s really important we understand what’s happening to a patient who’s taking opioids chronically so that we can help them derive the maximum benefit of the medication.”

Dr. Chu was recently awarded an R01 grant to explore the phenomenon of opioid withdrawal. He hopes that his research will make it easier for people to change pain medications or stop taking opioids. “Because opioids are the cornerstone medication for the treatment of pain it really makes a lot of sense to understand how those medications affect us physiologically in the short run and in the long term,” he says.

With all of the projects he’s working on, Dr. Chu has very little time to relax. Perhaps because his parents own a Chinese restaurant, Dr. Chu has always appreciated food. When he can find time to get away from work, he enjoys visiting gourmet restaurants across the globe.

Larry Chu Videos

  • Interview w/ Dr. Larry Chu re Digital Health & Stanford Medicine X ...
  • Interview with Dr Larry Chu - Doctors 2.0 & You - YouTube
  • Putting the Patient at the Center of Care by Dr. Larry Chu - YouTube

Larry Chu Books

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  • How to book Larry Chu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Larry Chu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Larry Chu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Larry Chu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Larry Chu?

    Booking fees for Larry Chu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Larry Chu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Larry Chu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Larry Chu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Larry Chu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Larry Chu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Larry Chu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Larry Chu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Larry Chu for your event is available upon request. Larry Chu generally travels from Stanford, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Roni Zeiger, Rishi Manchanda, Elise Andrew, Dr. Joel Selanikio and Elizabeth Nabel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Larry Chu for an upcoming event.

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  • Interview w/ Dr. Larry Chu re Digital Health & Stanford Medicine X ...
    Interview with Dr Larry Chu - Doctors 2.0 & You - YouTube
  • Putting the Patient at the Center of Care by Dr. Larry Chu - YouTube

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