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Guan Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Cancer, Surgery, Urology

Clinical Interests

Bladder Cancer; Genitourinary Oncology, Prostate Cancer, Urology Cancer, Reproductive Organ Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Kidney Stone Disease, Lithotripsy; Minimally-Invasive Surgery; Prostate Cancer; Robot-Assisted Surgery; Testicular Cancer; Urologic Oncology; Urology - Urologic Surgery; UroNAV

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-1700

Fax: (585) 273-1068

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Biography

Professional Background

We are pleased to welcome Guan Wu, MD, PhD to the Department of Urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Wu has joined our growing research and clinical faculty, extending our knowledge and our ability to offer our patients the best care possible. Dr. Wu has been working on identifying and characterizing biochemical defects in kidney cancer cells. His laboratory is also analyzing the genetics of human kidney cancer specimens, specifically to identify tumor markers.

Dr. Wu is performing minimally invasive and robotic surgery and also sees general urology patients in our offices in Canandaigua, Clifton Springs and Rochester. He specializes in laparoscopic surgery, general urology and kidney cancer research.

Dr. Wu is a double doctorate graduate of the Beijing Medical University School of Medicine. He also completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Iowa Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. His dual residencies allow him to see surgical urology patients.

Research

The long-term goal of Dr. Wu's research is to refine our knowledge of the biology of kidney cancer. Currently, Dr. Wu's laboratory is studying genetic defects in kidney cancer cells and how these defects cause the disease.

Dr. Wu's laboratory has been working on the proteins produced by cancer critical genes. He and his associates are learning how the cellular and biochemical functions of these proteins cause kidney cancer to develop and progress. Dr. Wu's laboratory has identified several such complexes by purifying them from kidney cancer cell lines and by using yeast as a human protein carrier. This research is not only extending our understanding of kidney cancer, but also has broader implications for normal cell physiology.

Dr. Wu's laboratory is also analyzing the genetics of human kidney cancer specimens to look into DNA mutations. This research will be combined with the studies done with kidney cancer cell lines. Together, they will help us discover and validate new "tumor markers" (substances produced by the body that can indicate the presence of a specific cancer). This, in turn, will help us develop new ways to diagnose and treat kidney cancer.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Urology - American Board of Urology

Education

1983
MD | China-Beijing Medical University
Medicine

1989
PhD | China-Beijing Medical University
Urology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Urology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

06/26/2001 - 06/25/2002
Residency in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Urology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Awards

2015
China Natural Science Foundation Award
Location: People's Republic of China

2011
Honorary Director of the Department of Urology
Sponsor: Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University Medical School

2011
The Robert S. Davis, M.D. Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center / Department of Urology
Location: Rochester, New York

2011
America's Top Doctor
Sponsor: U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly America

2011
AUA Foundation M.D. / Ph.D. Research Award
Location: Linthicum, Maryland

2008 - 2008
Honored Visiting Professor of the Second Medical School and Tianjin Institute of Urology
Sponsor: Tianjin Medical University
Location: Tianjin, China

2007 - 2007
The AUA Northeastern Section Young Investigator Award
Location: Linthicum, Maryland

2005
China Natural Science Award
Location: People's Republic of China

2004 - 2004
Praecis Pharmaceuticals/AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar

2003
China Natural Science Award
Location: People's Republic of China

1996 - 1996
The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award

1995 - 1995
Smithkline-Beecham Travel Award
Sponsor: Society for Basic Urologic Research

1985 - 1985
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Sponsor: Beijing Medical University

1982 - 1982
Outstanding Medical Student Award
Location: Beijing University

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2015
Kukreja J, Levey HR, Scosyrev E, Kiernan M, Berrondo C, McNamee C, Wu G, Joseph J, Ghazi A, Rashid H, Dozier A, Messing EM. "Effectiveness and safety of extended duration prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in major urologic oncology surgery". Uro Oncol. 2015; 3(9):387.

2015
Gellhaus, P,Rilly C, Llukani E, Lee Z, Rashid H, Ghazi, A, Joseph J, Wu G, Eun D, Boris R. "Robotic management of genito-urinary injuries from obstetrical and gynecological operations: a multi-institutional report of outcomes". BJU Int. 2015; 115(3):430-6.

2015
Agrawal V, Kucherov V, Bendana E, Joseph J, Rashid H, Wu G. "Robot-assisted laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistulas-a single center experience in 10 patients". Urology. 2015; 86(2):276-82.

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