Joy Wu, MD, PhD

Joy Wu, MD, PhD

Endocrinologist

Bio:   Dr. Joy Wu is a board-certified endocrinologist with over 12 years' experience who specializes in treating women and men with osteoporosis and other bone and mineral diseases, including primary hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, Paget's disease and fibrous dysplasia. She has a special interest in optimizing skeletal health for those at risk of bone loss from glucocorticoid treatment, cancer therapies, or organ transplant. She works closely with each individual and his/her referring physician to assess fracture risk, and to develop a tailored treatment and monitoring plan.

Dr. Wu directs a broad basic and translational research program that focuses on skeletal development and the bone marrow hematopoietic niche. Her laboratory is currently studying stem cell therapies for bone formation, and the prevention of cancer metastases to bone (joywulab.stanford.edu). She has been honored with awards from the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the Endocrine Society, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and the Mary Kay Foundation. Dr. Wu is committed to training the next generation of physician scientists, and serves as Co-Director of the Stanford Internal Medicine Translational Investigator Program.
4.9 out of 5
134 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-721-1300
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Endocrinology Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-721-1300
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (2006) MA
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2003) MA
  • Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine (2001) NC
  • MD/PhD, Duke University (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University School of Medicine (1997)
  • Cancer Grant Recipient, The Mary Kay Foundation (2013)
  • Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award, Massachusetts General Hospital (2009)
  • Clinical Scientist Program Instructor Development Award, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (2009)
  • Endocrine Scholars Award, The Endocrine Society (2006)
  • John Haddad Young Investigator Award, Advances in Mineral Metabolism (2008)
  • Marsden Memorial Award in Chemistry, Stanford University (1993)
  • Merck Senior Fellow Award, The Endocrine Society (2007)
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, NIH (2011)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University (1993)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting (2006)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, Translational Investigator Program, Department of Medicine (2015 - Present)

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Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

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Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

So glad I came!! So grateful I got a second opinion!!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Re: words I could understand - Dr. Wu used alternative words when I showed I did not understand. She is great.

SHC Patient, May 2017

This consultation with Dr. Wu was very helpful in helping me weigh all the pros & cons of taking Prolia I had lots of questions and she took the time to give me very detailed and personalized explanations taking into account my own physical condition. Very helpful!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Wu is exceptionally knowledgeable and devoted the time needed to go over the plan and to answer all of my questions in detail.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Wu is awesome!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wu is a very very good doctor. I would recommend her to anybody who needs the care! Thank you! Dr. Wu, you are the best!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Joy Wu is the best doctor/specialist I have ever worked with, and I have very high confidence in my treatment by her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wu is by far the BEST DOCTOR I've EVER had. She listens & completely included me in her decisions. She took my specific needs into account & discussed w/me her plan & reasoning. Absolutely awesome!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I really liked Dr. Wu, she spent a lot of time with me - explained test results & implications for short & long term future. She was empathetic & thorough.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Wu is great & I loved how she walked me through a mathematical analysis of my risk factors.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Joy Wu is an exceptional physician. Truly concerned for my welfare. Includes me in all discussions and plan of care. Takes care of me as a total person -> physical, mental, emotional. She is the best and a great researcher!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Can't say enough good things about care provider. Please thank Dr. Wu.

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4.9 out of 5
134 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

So glad I came!! So grateful I got a second opinion!!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Re: words I could understand - Dr. Wu used alternative words when I showed I did not understand. She is great.

SHC Patient, May 2017

This consultation with Dr. Wu was very helpful in helping me weigh all the pros & cons of taking Prolia I had lots of questions and she took the time to give me very detailed and personalized explanations taking into account my own physical condition. Very helpful!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Wu is exceptionally knowledgeable and devoted the time needed to go over the plan and to answer all of my questions in detail.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Wu is awesome!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wu is a very very good doctor. I would recommend her to anybody who needs the care! Thank you! Dr. Wu, you are the best!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Joy Wu is the best doctor/specialist I have ever worked with, and I have very high confidence in my treatment by her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wu is by far the BEST DOCTOR I've EVER had. She listens & completely included me in her decisions. She took my specific needs into account & discussed w/me her plan & reasoning. Absolutely awesome!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I really liked Dr. Wu, she spent a lot of time with me - explained test results & implications for short & long term future. She was empathetic & thorough.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Wu is great & I loved how she walked me through a mathematical analysis of my risk factors.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Joy Wu is an exceptional physician. Truly concerned for my welfare. Includes me in all discussions and plan of care. Takes care of me as a total person -> physical, mental, emotional. She is the best and a great researcher!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Can't say enough good things about care provider. Please thank Dr. Wu.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I was favorably impressed with Dr. Joy Wu & knowledge of my condition and confident of her recommendations.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Wu is outstanding...quite simply the best endocrinologist I've consulted ever.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Wu was wonderful - professional and friendly.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very good experience with Dr. Wu and all others in the clinic.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My experience with Dr. Joy Wu continues to be excellent. She is genuinely concerned for me as her patient - my well being and includes me in her plan of care! After giving her professional best recommendation, the time plan is decided by MD and patient together. She is exceptional.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Very good experience, thanks very much, Dr. Wu!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Wu is excellent!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Wu was very easy to talk to. She discussed my condition and the plan to treat thoroughly and made sure all of my questions were answered.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Wu is a very patient - friendly MD. Every MD and be like her. She read my medical history before she came to the room so she knew what I went through for the year avoiding what every MD asks you .... what brings you here?

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

The minute I talked w/her, I already knew she is my doctor who will see me w/my problem. Very thorough, kind, understanding and she explained everything in my level of understanding.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

The majority of time was spent with a resident dr. Dr. Wu came in at the end for the final consultation - I would rate her excellent in all categories. I have great confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Thank you Dr. Wu - Really nice & explained everything clearly.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent care; Dr. Wu listened and understood my concerns about the medication. I was treated with respect. Excellent doctor and best of all I can TRUST her judgment & advice.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Wu is a very good, caring, professional. She answers my questions very clear and very helpful. She is a wonderful doctor. I am glad she is my doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

She took the time to answer all of my copious notes, and questions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Wu is extremely busy did not have enough time to spend with patient.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Wu is probably one of the very best doctors I have ever seen! She was knowledgeable, caring, kind & excellent!! I was very impressed & feel very fortunate to have been able to have her as my doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

The medical staff (MD's) were excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

No options except for one medication were recommended. I asked about an additional measures I could take to address my problem (PT, diet, vitamin supplements) and was told I was already day everything possible. Doctor was not willing to explain other options.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Wu was wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better exp.