Joseph  C. Wu

Joseph C. Wu

Cardiologist

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 (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. His clinical activities involve adult congenital heart disease and cardiovascular imaging.

Dr. Wu has published >300 manuscripts. His lab works on biological mechanisms of patient-specific and disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The main goals are to (i) understand basic cardiovascular disease mechanisms, (ii) accelerate drug discovery and screening, (iii) develop “clinical trial in a dish” concept, and (iv) implement precision cardiovascular medicine for prevention and treatment of patients. His lab uses a combination of genomics, stem cells, cellular & molecular biology, physiological testing, and molecular imaging technologies to better understand molecular and pathophysiological processes.

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 a member of the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), and Association of American Physicians (AAP). Dr. Wu currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Keystone Symposia (2014-2020), FDA Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee (2016-2020), AHA National Board of Directors (2017-2019), and Chair of the AHA Research Committee (2017-2019).

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

  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center Radiology Fellowship (2004) CA
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center Radiology Fellowship (1999) CA
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine Office of Student Affairs (1997) CT
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine, Medicine (1997)
  • 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)
  • Best Manuscript Award, Circulation Research (2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • William Parmley Prize, Journal American College of Cardiology (2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2013 - Present)