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Joseph Tu, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, West Hollywood, CA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


Physical Medicine/Rehab West Hollywood, CA

Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine

Medical Director Cedars-Sinai Medical Group Pain Management Program

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Education & Training

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityFellowship, Pain Medicine, 2009 - 2010
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Ohio State University HospitalResidency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006 - 2009
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Ohio State University HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 2005 - 2006
  • University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
    University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineClass of 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2025
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2009 - 2011
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2005 - 2007
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America List 2013
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Technology and Opioids  
    Joseph C. Tu M.D., MedTechOutlook, 12/19/2019
  • Interventional Management of Intercostal Neuritis Secondary to Metastatic Sinus Cancer by Radio Frequency Ablation  
    Weaver T, Tu J, BAOJ Pall Medicine 006 Vol: 1, Issue: 1, 5/26/2015


  • A Novel Approach to Cervical Discography via the “Safe Rectangle” Obtained with Fluoroscopic and Ultrasonagraphic Modalities.
    Tristan Weaver MD, Joseph Tu MD, Kenneth Nguyen DO, ASRA Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 5/2015
  • Common Injectates and its effects on lesion size for Water-Cooled Cervical Radio-frequency Ablation
    Eric Stewart, MD; Joseph Tu, MD; Kenneth Nguyen DO; Maged Ghattas MD, Oral Presentation 11/2014 at AAPMR national meeting, San Diego California, 11/2014
  • Averting Rare but Serious Complication during Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections (TFESI) with Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
    Eric Stewart, MD; Kenneth Nguyen, DO; Joseph Tu, MD., AAPMR National Meeting, Atlanta Georgia, 11/2012
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Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations