Dr. Ray Chu, MD

Dr. Ray Chu, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Ray Chu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

127 S San Vicente Blvd Ste A6600

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Chu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chu "Ray M. Chu, MD is a board-certified neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His interests include brain and spinal cord tumors, neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus, spinal disorders, and peripheral nerve disorders. Cedars-Sinai has a weekly multi-disciplinary brain tumor board run by brain tumor neurosurgeons like Dr. Chu, and only a few of the more than 20 neurosurgeons with staff privileges at Cedars have enough experience in brain tumors and regularly operate on them to participate in the brain tumor center. Dr. Chu also has extensive experience in radiosurgery including spinal radiosurgery. He also is well-versed in normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), one of the "reversible" causes of dementia, and the use of programmable ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Additionally, he is experienced in neuroendoscopic procedures including endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) which can potentially avoid a ventirculoperitoneal shunt. The Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai is also needed for NFL home games for the LA Rams, and Dr. Chu is one of the NFL Neurotrauma Consultants. Over the course of Dr. Chu's career, his research has included malignant brain tumors, a neuroprotective compound in stroke, high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sleep disorders and macular degeneration. His current research interests include new technologies in neurosurgery and clinical trials for brain tumors, including brain tumor vaccine protocols. He has made presentations at numerous professional conferences across the United States, such as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society and the Minnesota Surgical Society. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Chu has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications, including Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus, Techniques in Neurosurgery and Neuroimaging Clinics of North America. He also co-authored a chapter for the Textbook of Neurological Surgery: Principles and Practice and wrote a chapter on surgical management of high grade gliomas."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chu "As a neurosurgeon, our responsibility is not only to help patients decide what can be done. It is equally important to help them decide whether or not our non-operative measures have truly been explored. For a brain tumor, opportunities to carefully observe are rare. For the spine, many times there are other non-operative treatments which not everyone will recommend. When it comes to surgery, the best results typically come from the most currents techniques and most current technology."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

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34  Procedures

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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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    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
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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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 (5)

From the beginning of my medical journey to the present day, he has been an excellent doctor. He takes his time to answer patient's questions, he is very honest and thorough with providing information. He is patient, especially when dealing with anxious patients and anxious family members or...more
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No one wants to NEED a neurologist. You are walking into this office already scared about the millions of frightening possibilities. The atmosphere at this office from start to finish was calm, kind, and oozing empathy. Dr. Chu and his nurse were great at explaining things without being...more
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Dr. Chu can't be trusted. He blatantly went against family wishes on our first visit. He pulled me & my sister aside and advised us my father had brain cancer and had 90 days to live. We advised him when we went back into the room with my parents to NOT SAY IT WAS CANCER yet. We needed time to...more
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Dr. Chu is the best surgeon ever! He is top-notch in his field and he has excellent hope-based patient-centered care. Wouldn't see anyone but him.
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He is the best. I would only trust my brain to him. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy surgery went off without a hitch!
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