(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. Chinyu Su has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

After earning her medical degree in 1994 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, Dr. Su completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. That was followed by a four-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia that included two years of basic science research on inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Su's current research interest and the focus of her clinical practice is inflammatory bowel disease. Her clinical research activities focus on assessment of the disease and efficacy and monitoring of drug therapy. In 2000, Dr. Su received the ADHF/AGA AstraZeneca Fellowship/Faculty Transition Award and in 2001 she was awarded the ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.

Dr. Su has co-authored original research studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and co-written editorials, reviews and chapters for print publications. She holds memberships in a number of national professional societies, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

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