David Wu, MD, Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD, JHU Wilmer Eye Institute


OphthalmologyBaltimore, MD

Retinal Disease

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology / Vitreoretinal Surgery

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  • Office

    Wilmer Eye Institute / The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1800 Orleans st
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone(410) 955-3518
    Fax(410) 955-0869
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  • David M. Wu, M.D., Ph.D., is a vitreoretinal surgeon and scientist seeing patients in Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in diseases of the retina, including retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular traction, macular holes, and epiretinal membranes.

    Dr. Wu is an expert in the repair of complex retinal detachments including those secondary to diabetic tractional detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy and trauma. Before joining the Wilmer Eye Institute in 2019 he was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he was a sought after teacher of retinal surgery and consistently on the list of Boston’s Top Doctors. Dr. Wu is also one of few vitreoretinal surgeons with expertise in using cutting-edge molecular technologies to advance research from bench to bedside. In his laboratory at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he is studying new approaches to treat diseases such as age macular degeneration.

Education & Training

  • University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical CenterFellowship
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersResidency
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners - MSUCHM
    Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners - MSUCHMInternship
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolMedicalSchool
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganOtherTraining
  • University of Michigan, College of Literature, Sciences, and the ArtsOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2012 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2020
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2009 - 2022
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Award for Excellence in Resident Training Doheny Eye Institute/Keck School of Medicine, 2011
  • Selected to present at the AUPO Resident & Fellow Research Forum 2009
  • Walter R. Parker Award for Best Resident Teaching Second Place 2009
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The electrotonic architecture of the retinal microvasculature: modulation by angiotensin II  
    Zhang T. Wu DM. Xu G. Puro DG., J Physiology, 1/1/2011
  • Diabetes-induced inhibition of voltage-dependent calcium channels in the retinal microvasculature: role of spermine  
    Matsushita K. Fukumoto M. Kobayashi T. Kobayashi M. Ishikazi E. Minami M. Katsumura K. Liao SD. Wu DM. Zhang T. Puro DG., IOVS, 1/1/2010
  • Long-term follow-up of a family with dominant X-linked retinitis pigmentosa  
    Wu, DM. Khanna, H. Atmaca-Sonmez, P. Sieving PA. Branham K. Othman M. Swaroop A. Daiger SP. Heckenlively JR., Eye, 1/1/2010
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Press Mentions

  • Current Practice Preferences and Safety Protocols for Intravitreal Injection of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor AgentsMarch 22, 2019

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