Dr. Wen-Chih Hank Wu has served as
assistant professor of medicine at
His future career goals are to continue both as a non-invasive cardiologist and researcher in prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
He completed his residency in
internal medicine at the
He serves as reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals in cardiology and holds research grants from the VA Merit Review Process, non-for-profit organizations, and the industry. Clinically, he is the attending physician for cardiology at Providence VA Hospital, and teaches cardiology fellows, medical residents and students. He has won the dean's teaching excellence award and has been awarded "Teacher of the Year" on several occasions.
Dr. Wu’s SADF-funded research focused on multi-targeted cardiac risk intervention in type 2 diabetes. His research examined pharmacist-led medical visits of education, behavioral intervention and pharmacotherapy in a group setting for type 2 diabetes to achieve concomitant reductions in glycemia, lipids and blood pressure. A randomized controlled trial was conducted of weekly group medical visits for four weeks, followed by monthly visits for five months in addition to usual care, versus usual care alone. Hemoglobin A1c, lipids and blood pressure were compared between the two study groups.
Dr. Wu and his wife have three sons.
They live in