Dr. Isabelle Chiu received her MD from the University of Toronto. This was followed by an internal medicine residency and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Alberta. In addition to her clinical practice in the Edmonton area, Dr. Chiu participates in clinical research around potential new therapies for infectious diseases. She has led many initiatives in the infectious diseases field including guideline development and program planning and implementation. She is an active medical educator within the Department of Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, for both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees and is involved with education on the national level through her work with the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada (AMMI Canada).
Leadership and Collaborations:
Dr. Chiu was the founder of the Outpatient IV Therapy Clinic at the Grey Nuns Hospital and served as its medical director until her relocation to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in 2004, where she assumed the role of medical director of the Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy Clinic, a role she continues to serve today.
For six years, Dr. Chiu served as the president and fees rep of the Section of Infectious Diseases of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA). In addition, she was the AMA’s representative forum delegate. She was president of the Alberta Society of Infectious Diseases for two years.
Dr. Chiu is a director on the Council of AMMI Canada. She is a member of the governance board of the Journal of Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which is published by AMMI Canada. She is chair of AMMI Canada’s Program Planning Committee and the co-chair of the Scientific Planning Committee for the organization’s annual conference. Dr. Chiu also serves as vice-chair of accreditation for the Education and Continuing Education Committee of AMMI Canada.
Dr. Chiu is a preceptor for undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. She is the recipient of several teaching awards. She serves as the section lead for the undergraduate medical education infectious diseases curriculum and is involved in delivering whole class lectures as well as serving as preceptor for small group discovery learning. She is actively involved with continuing professional development (CPD) through participation as a speaker in CPD events as well as through her work with AMMI Canada.
Dr. Chiu participates in clinical trials involving HIV and Hepatitis C care.
Dr. Chiu is an infectious diseases consultant at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, where she is also medical director of the Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy Clinic and the Medical Day Unit. She is a member of the hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group. In addition to general infectious diseases, she also has an interest in HIV and hepatitis C care. She also provides consultation support for the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
Fellow Royal College Physicians Can
American Board of Internal Medicine
Licentiate Medical Council Canada