Richmond Foot & Ankle Specialist
Anson K. Chu, DPM is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon. He has a strong interest in foot and ankle arthritis, fractures, sports injuries and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Chu was raised in Plano, TX and obtained his BA in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. His passion for patient care was developed while attending podiatric medical school at Rosalind Franklin University where he graduated as a member of the Pi Delta Honors Society. He went on to complete a comprehensive surgical residency program at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident.
During his time there, he had the privilege to train under renowned foot and ankle surgeons at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, OH.
Dr. Chu completed his fellowship in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at Coordinated Health-Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, PA. This fellowship focused on primary and revision total ankle replacement, trauma and acquired deformities. During his fellowship, he treated foot and ankle injuries in Lehigh University athletes of all sports.
Patient care is of the utmost importance to Dr. Chu. He is committed to finding the best treatment plan suited for each patient and exhausting all conservative measures before surgical intervention. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest foot and ankle research in order to find the best approach to fit the lifestyle goals of his patients.
On a personal note, Anson’s hobbies include playing basketball (real life and fantasy), collecting sports memorabilia, traveling, and playing the piano. He has played piano since he was 4 years old. He is also a current 4-time champion for his yearly fantasy basketball league and Anson’s favorite book is A Game of Thrones.
Chu AK, Brigido SA. Addressing Impingement Issues After Total Ankle Replacement. Podiatry Today. 2020 May;33(5): 26-29.
Passias BJ, Korpi FP, Chu AK, Myers DM, Grenier G, Galos DK, Taylor BC. Safety of Early Weight Bearing Following Fixation of Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures. Cureus. 2020 Apr;12(4): e7557. doi:10.7759/cureus.7557
Chu AK, Law R, Greschner J, Hyer CF. Effectiveness of the Cadaver Lab in Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency Programs. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Mar – Apr;59(2):246-252.
Wilson M, Chu AK, Thompson J, So E, Prissel MA. Incidence of Nonunion of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis After Failed Implant Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review. J Foot Ankle Surg. [Conditional Acceptance for publication]
Kibler K, So E, Chu AK, Logan DB. Varied Surgical Approach to the Retrocalcaneal Spur and Haglund’s Deformity: A Technique Guide. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surg. 2019 May 1. doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000235. [Epub ahead of print]
Chu AK, So E, Wilson M, Lee J, Prissel MA, Hyer CF. The Incidence of Nonunion of the Naviculocuneiform Joint Arthrodesis: A Systematic Review. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 May;58(3):545-549.
Shah N, Richardson M, Chu AK, Hyer CF. Rate of Development of Hallucal Interphalangeal Degenerative Joint Disease After Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: A Retrospective Radiographic Analysis. Foot Ankle Spec. 2019 Aug;12(4):357-362.
So E, Wilson M, Chu AK, Prissel MA. The Incidence of Nonunion of the Hallux Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: A Systematic Review. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 Jul-Aug;57(4): 776-780.
Law R, So E, Chu AK, Logan DB. Pitted Keratolysis: A Case Report and Review of Current Literature. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 28(1), 71-73, 2019.
Boffeli TJ, Brigido SA, Smith WB, Chu AK: Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement, in Roukis TS, Berlet GC, Bibbo C, Hyer CF, and Penner MJ (eds): Primary and Revision Total Ankle Replacement: Evidence-Based Surgical Management, 2nd Ed., Chapter 16
Consul DW, Chu AK, Langan TM, Hyer CF, Berlet G. Total Ankle Arthroplasty Survivorship, Complication, and Revision Rates in Patients Under the Age of 55. 78th Annual Scientific Conference, ACFAS, San Antonio, TX, February 19-February 22, 2020.
Chu AK, Constant DD, Brigido SA. Outcomes of a New Generation Fixed-Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Review. 78th Annual Scientific Conference, ACFAS, San Antonio, TX, February 19-February 22, 2020.
Chu AK, Brigido SA. A Novel Technique for the Treatment of a Rare Atypical Osteoid Osteoma of the Talus. 78th Annual Scientific Conference, ACFAS, San Antonio, TX, February 19-February 22, 2020.
Chu AK, Renner K, Foster J, Donovan J. Case Study: Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis in a Patient with an Accessory Cuneiform. OhioHealth Research Sharing Day, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH, May 24, 2017.
Preston N, Chu AK, Wilson M, Hewitt E. Salvage Arthrodesis of a Failed Total Ankle Replacement Using a Custom 3D Printed Cage Implant: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. 75th Annual Scientific Conference, ACFAS, Las Vegas, NV, February 27-March 2, 2017.