Dr. Chu is originally from Colorado and received her medical training at the University of Colorado. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in ambulatory primary care.  She has worked in a large HMO in Colorado for many years.  She then went on to get additional training in electronic health records and became board certified in clinical informatics.  Drawn by the opportunity for the harmonious integration of clinical medicine, education and advanced medical informatics, she relocated to UT Southwestern.  She hopes to bring her years of experience in both clinical adult primary care and informatics to UT Southwestern to help elevate them to the next level.   Her clinical practice emphasizes patient and family-centered care. Dr. Chu’s interests outside of medicine include her family, cooking, reading, and the great outdoors. 


Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1997)
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1998), Internal Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine (2000), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Applied Medical Informatics


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

SNOMED CT Concept Hierarchies for Computable Clinical Phenotypes from EHR Data: Comparison of Intensional vs. Extensional Value Sets
Ling Chu, MD; Vaishnavi Kannan, MS; Mujeeb A Basit, MD, MMSc; Diane J Schaeflein, BS, MT(ASCP); Adolfo R Ortuzar, BS; Jimmie F Glorioso, MS: Joel R Buchanan, MD; DuWayne Willett, MD, MS JMIR 2019
Count Me In: Using a Patient Portal to Minimize Implicit Bias in Clinical Research Recruitment; Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
. Kannan, K. Wilkinson, M. Varghese, S. Lynch-Medick, D. Willett, T. Bosler, Ling Chu, S. Gates, M.E.Holbein, M. Willett, S. Reimold, R. Toto JAMIA 2019 703-713
SNOMED CT Concept Hierarchies for Sharing De?nitions of Clinical Conditions Using Electronic Health Record Data
Willett DL, Kannan V, Chu L, Buchanan JR, Velasco FT, Clark JD, Fish JS, Ortuzar AR, Youngblood JE, Bhat DG, Basit MA Appl Clin Inform 2018 678-693

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Health Care Information and Management Systems Society (2018)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2017)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2017)
  • Texas Medical Association (2017)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (2016)