Joseph  C. Wu

Joseph C. Wu


Bio:   Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD is the Simon H. Stertzer Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology, and the Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute ( 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. His lab research focuses on stem cell biology, drug discovery, precision health, and molecular imaging (

Dr. Wu has received several awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (BWF) Career Award in Medical Sciences, BWF Innovation in Regulatory Science Award, American Heart Association (AHA) Innovative Research Award, AHA Established Investigator Award, AHA Merit Award, National Institute of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Roadmap Transformative Award, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) given out by President Obama. He is on the editorial board of Journal Clinical Investigation, Circulation Research, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, Human Gene Therapy, Molecular Therapy, Stem Cell Research, Physiological Genomics, Scientific Reports, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, and Nature Review Cardiology

Dr. Wu is Chair of the AHA Research Committee and a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Keystone Symposia. He is also a member of the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), and Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Imaging Clinic (Radiology)

General Cardiology at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine Office of Student Affairs (1997) CT
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine, Medicine (1997)
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center (1999) CA
  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004)
  • PhD, UCLA, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology (2004)

Honors & Awards

  • Baxter Faculty Scholar Award, Baxter Foundation (2008)
  • Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Excellence Prize, British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2011)
  • Best Basic Science Paper, Circulation (2007)
  • Best Manuscript Award, Circulation Research (2013)
  • Career Award for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (2007-2012)
  • Career Award in Cardiovascular Imaging, American College Cardiology/General Electrics (2006-2008)
  • Council Member, American Society Clinical Investigation (2014-2017)
  • Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy of Radiology Research (2014)
  • Division of Cardiology Teaching Award (Innovation), Stanford School of Medicine (2008)
  • Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award, American College of Cardiology (2009)
  • Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation, Junior Faculty Award (2008)
  • Elected, American Society Clinical Investigation (ASCI) (2012)
  • Elected, Association of American Physicians (AAP) (2015)
  • Elected, Association of University Cardiologists (AUC) (2013)
  • Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2013-2017)
  • Fellow American College of Cardiology, FACC (2006)
  • Fellow American Heart Association, FAHA (2010)
  • GSK Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, GlaxoSmithKline (2003-2005)
  • Innovation in Regulatory Science Award, Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (2015-2020)
  • Joseph A. Vita Award, American Heart Association (2015)
  • K08 Mentored Clinician Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health (2005-2008)
  • Merit Award, American Heart Association (2017)
  • National Innovative Research Grant, American Heart Association (2009)
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2008-2013)
  • NIH Roadmap Transformative Award, National Institutes of Health (2009-2014)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), White House Office of Technology (2010)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Keystone Symposia (2014-2017)
  • William Parmley Prize, Journal American College of Cardiology (2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2013 - Present)