Joseph  C. Wu

Joseph C. Wu

Cardiologist

Bio:   Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD is the Simon H. Stertzer, MD Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology, and the Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (http://cvi.stanford.edu/). 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, 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 (http://wulab.stanford.edu/).

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)
  • 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

  • GSK Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, GlaxoSmithKline (2003-2005)
  • K08 Mentored Clinician Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health (2005-2008)
  • 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)
  • Joseph A. Vita Award, American Heart Association (2015)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2012 - 2013)
  • Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2013 - Present)

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