In August 2005, Edward Chu was a mentor in the first Innoworks summer camp at Duke University. Now, with the help of his first year classmates at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he hopes to provide East Harlem middle school students with a similar, but healthcare-focused, rendition of Innoworks.
After graduating from Duke University in 2006 with a BSE in biomedical and electrical engineering, Edward spent two years working for Medtronic as a clinical specialist in Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management. During that time, Edward gained valuable insight on the real-world interactions between medicine, technology and business as he collaborated with a variety of healthcare professionals in the treatment of heart disease. In 2007, Edward became a MCAT tutor for Kaplan at the University of Central Florida and Rollins College. During that time, he also interviewed prospective high school applicants to Duke University. Currently, Edward is involved in general surgery research at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Edward was born and raised in Orlando, FL. He enjoys playing basketball and tennis, and is a big fan of the Florida Gators, Orlando Magic, and Duke Blue Devils.