About Le-Chu Su, M.D., Ph.D., AGAF

Dr. Le-Chu Su earned a PhD in Nutrition from Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota, Medical Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and is board-certified in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and Nutrition.  Dr. Su was an Assistant Professor of Medicine for Case Western Reserve University. For over 20 years, she was a practicing physician at a number of medical centers and hospitals, namely MetroHealth, University MedNet, and most recently the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In 2008, Dr. Su held the role of Acting Director of the Nutrition Fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Su joined UCF College of Medicine in November 2015 as an Associate Professor and is establishing the Gastroenterology practice at UCF Health.  She also participates in the Renal and Gastroenterology Module in the 2nd year of the M.D. program and will conduct research as her practice is established. Dr. Su has over 20 years teaching and research experience. She was awarded Master Physician of the American Academy of Gastroenterology in 2011 and IBC Leading Health Professionals of the World in 2010. Dr. Su has also been recognized as an America’s Top Physician since 2003 and America’s Top Gastroenterologist since 2007. Dr. Su is currently serving as a Diplomat in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is also a Diplomat in Physician Nutrition Specialist for the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.  She was honored as a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and serves as a member of the Mentor and Adviosor Program with the American Gastroenterological Association.  Dr. Su’s interests include inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac disease, malabsorption and nutrition.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  1. Grove, D, F. Clikach, N. Patel, Le-Chu Su, A. Brzezinski, M. Baker, C. Fiocchi, D. Raed, F. Reider: Analysis of the breath metabolism for the diagnosis and differentiation of inflammatory bowel disease: A pilot study, Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Crohn’s &Colitis Foundation’s Clinical and Research Conference, Hollywood, Florida, Dec 12-14, 2013 (abstract)
  2. Yao, Qingping, Le-Chu Su, K. J. Tomecki, L. Zhou, B. Jayakar and B. Shen: Dermatitis as a new autoinflammatory disease associated with NOD2 mutations. Epub, Oct 24, 2012. J. Am Acad Dermatol., 68(4):624-31, 2013,
  3. Yao, Qingping, Le-Chu Su, L. Zhou, M. Piliang, B. Jayakar, P. Cusmano and B. Shen: Characterization of a new category of autoinflammatory disease associated with nucleotide oligomerization domain2 gene mutation: an expanded cohort study, poster session, ACR/ARHPAnnual Scientific Meeting, 2011, Chicago, IL, Nov 4-9, 2011.
  4. Yao,Qingping, L. Zhou, P. Cusumano, N. Bose, M.Piliang, B. Jayakar, Le-Chu Su and B. Shen: A new category of autoinflammatory disease associated with NOD2 gene mutations. Arthritis Research & Therapy 13(5):R148, 2011.
  5. Yao, Qingping, L. Zhou, P. Cusumano and Le-Chu Su: Diseases associated with positive NOD2/CARD15 gene mutations: Blau’s syndrome versus an intermediate subset of Blau’s syndrome and Crohn’s disease, presented at the 2010 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting,  Atlanta, GA, November 6 -11, 2010.
  6. Parekh, Neha R, M Natowicz, R Lopez, DL Seidner, Le-Chu Su and E Steiger: Plasma citrulline is a marker of home parenteral nutrition dependence in patient with short bowel syndrome. ESPEN, 2008(abstract).
  7. Chhatriwalla, Emily G., NR Parekh, E Steiger, DL Seidner, Le-Chu Su and R Lopez: Factors associated with micronutrient deficiency in intestinal failure. Clinical Nutrition Week, 2008 (abstract).
  8. Parekh, Neha R, M Natowicz, R Lopez, DL Seidner, Le-Chu Su and E Steiger: Plasma citrulline is a marker of home parenteral nutrition dependence in patient with short bowel syndrome. ESPEN, 2008(abstract).
  9. Chhatriwalla, Emily G., NR Parekh, E Steiger, DL Seidner, Le-Chu Su and R Lopez: Factors associated with micronutrient deficiency in intestinal failure. Clinical Nutrition Week, 2008 (abstract).
  10. Parekh, Neha R, E Steiger, DL Seidner, Le-Chu Su, E Chhatriwalla and R Lopez: Early referral to an ambulatory intestinal rehabilitation program improves outcomes of patients on home parenteral nutrition or intravenous fluids. International small bowel transplant, Santa Monica, 2008.
  11. Parekh, Neha R, Le-Chu Su, E Steiger and DL Seidner: A semi-elemental enteral formula with prebiotics is associated with weight gain in intestinal failure patients undergoing intestinal rehabilitation (abstract), DDW, 2007.
  12. Su, Le-Chu and L Matarese: Refeeding syndrome” in Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease, ed. by AL Buchman, Slack Incorporated, p 551-557, 2006.