Wen-Chih Hank Wu, MD

Dr. Wen-Chih Hank Wu has served as assistant professor of medicine at Brown University and attending cardiologist at Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Rhode Island, since 2002.

His future career goals are to continue both as a non-invasive cardiologist and researcher in prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Born in Taiwan, Republic of China in 1971, and raised in Costa Rica since 8 years old, he received his BS degree and medical degrees in a combined undergraduate and medical degree program at the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut and a cardiology fellowship at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has earned two VA-funded independent investigator grants.

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. Wus 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 West Warwick, Rhode Island, and love to enjoy outdoor activities whenever they can. They go hiking, biking and ball playing during summer and skiing during winter.

Email: Wen-Chih.Wu@VA.gov

Website: http://biomed.brown.edu/facultydirectory/profile.php?id=10391

Phone: 401-273-7100

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