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Dr. Chia-Kai Chu MD

Dr. Chia-Kai Chu MD


Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
(713) 869-6400


A native of Taiwan, Dr. Kai Chu grew up in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with undergraduate degrees in bioengineering and Asian studies before earning her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed her ophthalmology residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a fellowship in glaucoma at the Columbia University Harkness Eye Institute in New York City.

Dr. Chu’s primary clinical interests are comprehensive ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma. She has been in practice since 2013 and is fluent in Mandarin. She is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Ophthalmologic Association and the Harris County Medical Society. Dr. Chu has presented her research at various national ophthalmology meetings and has published several articles in medical journals, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

In her leisure time, Dr. Chu enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She stays active with tennis, yoga, snowboarding and scuba diving, and has participated in the Houston Marathon.

Physician Details

Medical Education
Baylor College of Medicine - Registrar, 2013
Internships & Residency
University of Texas at Galveston - Dept of Ophthalmology, 2017
New York and Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Ophthalmology, 2018
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bacliff, Barker, Bellaire, Dickinson


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)