Joseph Wu, MD, Cardiology, Stanford, CA, Stanford Health Care


Cardiology Stanford, CA

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Non-Invasive Cardiology

Director of Stanford Cardiovascular Institute; Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor of Medicine & Radiology; Stanford University School of Medicine

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  • Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, is Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor of Medicine & Radiology. Dr. Wu received his medical degree from Yale. He completed his medicine internship, residency and cardiology fellowship training at UCLA followed by a PhD (Molecular & Medical Pharmacology) in the UCLA STAR program. His clinical activities involve adult congenital heart disease and cardiovascular imaging.

    Dr. Wu has received numerous awards, including National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Roadmap Transformative Award, American Heart Association (AHA) Innovative Research Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) given out by President Obama, AHA Established Investigator Award, Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Innovation in Regulatory Science Award, AHA Merit Award, and AHA Distinguished Scientist Award.

    Dr. Wu serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Keystone Symposia, FDA Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee, AHA National Board of Directors, and Chair of the AHA National Research Committee.

    Dr. Wu is an elected member of American Society of Clinical Investigators (ASCI), Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), American Association of Physicians (AAP), and National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1999 - 2004
  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1999
  • Yale University School of Medicine
    Yale University School of MedicineClass of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1998 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

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Authored Content

  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: At the Heart of Cardiovascular Precision MedicineMarch 2016

Press Mentions

  • Cardiovascular Symposium Will Bring Together Experts from Stanford, China
    Cardiovascular Symposium Will Bring Together Experts from Stanford, ChinaAugust 24th, 2017
  • Tumors Caused by Pluripotent Stem Cells Can Be Tackled with Radiation, Say Stanford Researchers
    Tumors Caused by Pluripotent Stem Cells Can Be Tackled with Radiation, Say Stanford ResearchersJuly 27th, 2017
  • Stanford-Developed “Scorecard” Ferrets Out Heart-Damaging Drugs
    Stanford-Developed “Scorecard” Ferrets Out Heart-Damaging DrugsFebruary 15th, 2017
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