Asian Pacific American Heritage Award Honoree: Dr. Donald Cheu

 The Asian Americans for Community Involvement and NBC Bay Area would like to honor, Dr. Donald Cheu, as one of their Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Award winners.

Dr. Donald H. Cheu is a Board Certified General Surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a retired member of the Surgery Department Staff of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in So. San Francisco, California. He received his AB degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has chaired the following committees: California Medical Association Disaster Committee, State Office of Emergency Service’s Disaster Medical Care Committee, the San Mateo County Medical Society’s Ad Hoc Committee on Trauma and its Committee on Emergency and Disaster Care. He was the Vice Chairman of the Response group of committees for the Governor’s Earthquake Task Force. He has given over 250 lectures on disaster related topics. He has been a Stanford Research International Consultant to the Ministry of Planning, Saudi Arabia. He was a member and chair of the San Mateo County Emergency Medical Care Committee and a Past Disaster Chair for American Red Cross Bay Area. He was the Medical Consultant for the American Red Cross Bay Area Disaster Health Services from 1983 to 1999 and the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Volunteer Lead for Disaster Health Services in 2003. He was President of the San Mateo County Medical Association. He was a member of the State Emergency Medical Services Authority’s Disaster Interest Group and Exercise Planning Committee. He was a member of the State Hospital Building Safety Board and Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on CBC 420A. He was a member of the State Committee on EMS Safety. He was the Interim EMS Medical Director for San Mateo County. He is the retired Commander of the Bay Area Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) CA-6. In 1998, he received the National Red Cross Cynthia Weidel Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.

In 2009, he received the State of California EMS Authority’s Distinguish Service Medal for providing statewide Disaster leadership for more than 30 years. In 2010, he received the Stanford Asian Alumni of the Year Award. He received his American Red Cross 50 year pin in 2013. He was recognized as an American Red Cross Community Hero at a Stanford University event in 2014.

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