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Dr. Gordon Kwok Tung Chu, Neurosurgeon

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Gordon Chu, neurosurgeon

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and the Illinois Neurological Institute introduce Gordon Kwok Tung Chu, MSc, FRCS(C).

Dr. Chu is a neurosurgeon at the Illinois Neurological Institute who specializes in the treatment of spine disorders, especially those that are tumor-related. He performs both complex and minimally-invasive surgeries. Dr. Chu is also well-versed in spinal trauma cases and in general neurosurgery practices.

“I strive to see the patient as a whole, and not just as a person with a disease,” says Chu. “Oftentimes, there are many treatments for a patient’s condition. Patients should be allowed to choose the treatment that best suits them and their circumstances.”

Chu joined the Illinois Neurological Institute in April 2011, and brings a unique experience to his patients. He earned his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario, in Canada, then completed his residency in neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, Quebec.

Chu enthusiastically pursued this field following his residency, when he conducted post-doctoral research in spinal cord injury and earned a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto. He’s certified at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada, an association that encourages lifelong education and professional certification for specialists in Canada.

As he continues to explore the systems of the spine and brain, Chu continually studies advancements and discoveries in his field.

“I belive our understanding of disorders of the brain and spinal cord will exponentially increase in the next 10 to 20 years, and that neurosurgery will be on the leading edge of these discoveries,” says Chu.

When he’s not helping his patients, Chu enjoys bicycling and playing tennis, and studies history and philosophy.

“My compassion and honesty are personal attributes that help my patients,” says Chu. “It is a privilege and honor for me to serve the patient.”

Dr. Gordon Kwok Tung Chu

Illinois Neurological Institute
535 Roxbury Road
Rockford, Ill.
(815) 387-1717

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