Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Professor, Stanford University

Joseph is the director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Simon H. Stertzer Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Stanford School of Medicine. Joseph received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology at UCLA before completing his a PhD in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology.

Joseph’s clinical interests involve cardiovascular imaging and adult congenital heart disease. His lab works on biological mechanisms of patient-specific and disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The main goals of his research are to (i) understand basic cardiovascular disease mechanisms, (ii) accelerate drug discovery and screening, (iii) develop the “clinical trial in a dish” concept, and (iv) implement precision cardiovascular medicine for prevention and treatment of patients.