Phone: (415) 353-7598
Mailing: UCSF, Box 0625, San Francisco, CA 94143
- BS, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2010
- DPT, Physical Therapy, University of California, San Francisco, 2016
- Physical Therapist (PT)
Dr. Chiu obtained his B.S. from University of California, Santa Cruz and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of California, San Francisco. After years of work in basic sciences studying gene silencing and molecular mechanisms of pain/itch sensations, Dr. Chiu transitioned to physical therapy to spend more time with people and less time with mice and cells. In his free time Dr. Chiu volunteers a youth summer camp, practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and listens to podcasts.
Dr. Chiu is currently treating a variety of patients at the Faculty Practice at the Mission Bay campus, with a focus on weight training, post-operative rehabilitation, and youth athletics. He treats patients with joint/muscle pain in athletes of all ages. Dr. Chiu uses therapeutic exercises and manual therapy to support and improve patient’s highest function.
CLINICAL & RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Sports injury prevention
- Epigenetics and mechanisms of gene expression/silencing
- Palliative care