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

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

Contact Information

229 Parrish Street, Suite 200
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

China Natural Science Foundation Award | People's Republic of China 2015
America's Top Doctor | U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly America 2011
AUA Foundation M.D. / Ph.D. Research Award | Linthicum, Maryland 2011
Honored Visiting Professor of the Second Medical School and Tianjin Institute of Urology | Tianjin Medical University | Tianjin, China 2008 - 2008
The AUA Northeastern Section Young Investigator Award | Linthicum, Maryland 2007 - 2007
China Natural Science Award | People's Republic of China 2005
Praecis Pharmaceuticals/AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar 2004 - 2004
China Natural Science Award | People's Republic of China 2003
The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award 1996 - 1996
Smithkline-Beecham Travel Award | Society for Basic Urologic Research 1995 - 1995
Outstanding Graduate Student Award | Beijing Medical University 1985 - 1985
Outstanding Medical Student Award | Beijing University 1982 - 1982

Awards & Honors (Local)

The Robert S. Davis, M.D. Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester Medical Center / Department of Urology | Rochester, New York 2011
Honorary Director of the Department of Urology | Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University Medical School 2011

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Urology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)


Urology - American Board of Urology


PhD | Urology | China-Beijing Medical University1989
MD | Medicine | China-Beijing Medical University1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Urology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/2002 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/26/2001 - 06/25/2002
Internship in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/26/2000 - 06/25/2001