Dr. David Chu, MD

Dr. David Chu, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. David Chu, MD is a dermatologist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1996 and specializes in dermatology.

9898 Genesee Ave

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 87% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

46  Conditions Treated


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13  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Ny University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chu to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Chu's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Chu was the first doctor to recognize that I had a rare disease that had gone untreated and was progressively getting worse. That was six years ago, and he has been my dermatologist ever since. I'm able to see him for urgent issues that arise with my autoimmune flares; they always find a way to...more
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Extremely difficult to get test and biopsy information from him or his staff. Does not address all issues that are presented to him.
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Dr. Chu is the best dermatologist I've even been to! He not only treated me successfully but he also treated my 90-year old friend and she loves him too!
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