Joseph Wu, MD, PhD


Practice Areas

Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Attack
Heart Failure
Heart Murmur

Work And Education

Professional Education

MD, Yale University School of Medicine, Medicine, CT, 1997
Medical Education: Yale University School of Medicine, CT, 1997
Residency: UCLA Medical Center, CA, 1999

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

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


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 ( 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 (