Sean Wu, MD, PhD

Sean Wu graduated as a valedictorian from Helix High School in La Mesa, CA, in 1988 and attended Stanford University where he completed two majors in biological sciences and mechanical engineering with honors and distinction. He subsequently joined the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program for a combined MD-PhD training from 1992 to 1999 at Duke University School of Medicine and received his PhD degree in the Department of Pathology working with Dr. Salvatore Pizzo on inflammatory mediators in vascular injury. Upon completion of his MD training, he served as an intern and resident in internal medicine at Duke University Hospital before joining the clinical and research fellowship in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS). For his post-doctoral research fellowship training, Dr. Wu worked under the direct mentorship of Stuart Orkin at Boston Children's Hospital and isolated and characterized a bi-potent cardiac progenitor cell from embryonic stem cells and the developing mouse embryo (Wu et al, Cell 2006). In July, 2006, Dr. Wu became a principal investigator at the Cardiovascular Research Center, a staff cardiologist at MGH, and an Instructor of Medicine at HMS. He was also the Director of the Mouse Transgenic Microinjection Core. He was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS in 2009. In July, 2012, Dr. Wu joined the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine/Department of Medicine, and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.