JUNE 24, 2013

Wu named director of Cardiovascular Institute

Joseph Wu

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, professor of cardiovascular medicine and of radiology, has been appointed director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Wu began serving in the new capacity May 1.

For the past six months, Wu has served as co-director of the institute with Robert Harrington, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine.

"We are confident that under Dr. Wu's leadership, the CVI will flourish and continue its central mission of transforming patient care, training future leaders and conducting cutting-edge research," said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine.

Wu came to Stanford in 2004. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowship training, followed by a PhD in molecular pharmacology, at UCLA. His research lab specializes in stem cell biology, gene therapy, genomics and molecular imaging.

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