Joseph C. Wu


Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology
Bio:   Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD is Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute ( and Professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Department of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program) at the Stanford University School of Medicine. 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.

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

Dr. Wu is is a Council Member for the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Keystone Symposia. He is also a member of the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC) and Association of American Physicians (AAP). His clinical activities involve adult congenital heart disease and cardiovascular imaging. His lab research focuses on stem cell biology, drug discovery, personalized medicine, and molecular imaging (

Adult Congenital Heart Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-724-9220
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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

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

Honors & Awards

  • Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award (First Place), Society of Nuclear Medicine (2002)
  • Best Basic Science Abstract, Bristol Myers Squibb Cardiology Fellows Forum (2003)
  • GSK Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, GlaxoSmithKline (2003-2005)
  • K08 Mentored Clinician Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health (2005-2008)
  • Best Drug Development Young Investigator Award, Academy of Molecular Imaging (2005)
  • Career Award in Cardiovascular Imaging, American College Cardiology/General Electrics (2006-2008)
  • Fellow American College of Cardiology, FACC (2006)
  • Best Basic Science Paper, Circulation (2007)
  • Career Award for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (2007-2012)
  • Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation, Junior Faculty Award (2008)
  • Division of Cardiology Teaching Award (Innovation), Stanford School of Medicine (2008)
  • Baxter Faculty Scholar Award, Baxter Foundation (2008)
  • William Parmley Prize, Journal American College of Cardiology (2009)
  • Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award, American College of Cardiology (2009)
  • National Innovative Research Grant, American Heart Association (2009)
  • Fellow American Heart Association, FAHA (2010)
  • Bernard and Joan Marshall Research Excellence Prize, British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2011)
  • Elected, American Society Clinical Investigation (ASCI) (2012)
  • 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)
  • Elected, Association of University Cardiologists (AUC) (2013)
  • Best Manuscript Award, Circulation Research (2013)
  • Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2013-2017)
  • Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy of Radiology Research (2014)
  • Council Member, American Society Clinical Investigation (2014-2017)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Keystone Symposia (2014-2017)
  • Innovation in Regulatory Science Award, Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (2015-2020)
  • Elected, Association of American Physicians (AAP) (2015)

Administrative Appointments

  • Board Member, SNM Molecular Imaging Center of Excellence (2006 - 2009)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (2009 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging (2008 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging (2008 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Human Gene Therapy (2009 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Molecular Therapy (2011 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Stem Cell Research (2011 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Circulation Research (2011 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal Clinical Investigation (2012 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Scientific Report (2015 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2012 - 2013)
  • Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2013 - Present)

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