Le-Chu Su, MD, PhD

216.444.7000

Le-Chu Su, MD, PhD

Appointed: 2003

Le-Chu Su, MD, PhD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:216.445.4875
WorkFax:216.444.6305
Le-Chu Su, MD, PhD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:216.445.4875
WorkFax:216.444.6305
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Le-Chu Su, MD, PhD, CPNS, is a Staff physician in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Dr. Su received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and completed her internship, residency and a Fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. She also received a PhD from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and University of Minnesota in Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Dr. Su is a Diplomat in Gastroenterology for the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomat in Internal Medicine for the American Board of Internal Medicine, in addition to being a Diplomat as a Physician Nutrition Specialist for the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.

Dr. Su's specialty interests include celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and malabsorption.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
1994
Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
NIH Fellow
Cleveland, OH USA
1993
Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1991
Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1989
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1988
Doctorate - Mayo School of Health Sciences
Rochester, MN
1980
Graduate - University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN USA
1977
Undergraduate - National Taiwan University
Taipei Taiwan
1974

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists- Physician Nutrition Specialist

Specialty Interests

celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, Short Bowel Syndrome, small bowel transplant

Awards & Honors

  • America's top gastroenterologist, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • America's top physician, Consumer's Research Council of America
  • National Institutes of Health, National Research Service Award
  • Scientific achievement award, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Mayo Foundation Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Additional Training

  • PhD, Nutrition, Mayo School of Health-Related Science, Rochester, MN and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN

Memberships

  • AGA
  • ACG
  • ASPEN
  • ASGE
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/5/2013, Dr. Su has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
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