Dr. Michael Chu was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and attended the University of Calgary where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Business, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and also holds an Associate teaching diploma (A.M.R.C) at the Mount Royal College University Conservatory. Dr. Chu then moved to Houston Texas to pursue his doctoral studies where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree (with Honours) from the University of Houston College of Optometry and has attained lifetime membership to the esteemed Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Society.
During his studies, Dr. Chu was hand-selected to receive the prestigious Award of Excellence for his work in the Ocular Diagnostics and Medicine clinic. The recipient of this award is nominated and chosen via clinical faculty consensus and the award is presented to the clinician who demonstrates outstanding performance and knowledge in the area of ocular disease. Actively involved in clinical research and continuing education, Dr. Chu has co-authored publications for various medical and optometric journals and has also served on the admissions committee for the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is licensed to practice Optometry in both Canada and the United States, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Texas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
During his spare time, Dr. Chu enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family. Dr. Chu loves the outdoors and participates in various basketball, football, volleyball and hockey teams. His biggest passion is for traveling with his wife to see all that the world has to offer and enjoys taking beautiful photos along the way. Dr. Chu loves to meet new people and learn their stories, and looks forward to meeting you in the near future as well!