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Isaac Y. Wu, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-2141

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Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Chief of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Professional Background

Dr. Wu obtained his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Northwestern University. He did his residency and cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship training at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). Before joining URMC, Dr. Wu was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUIMC and served as Director of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. He has spoken at national and international meetings, including the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Annual Meeting and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting.


Dr. Wu's research interests include perioperative echocardiography and right ventricular function. He was awarded a research grant by the SCA to investigate the impact of transcatheter edge-to-edge repair of the mitral valve on right ventricular function.



  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology


MD | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)


Journal Articles

Glance LG, Joynt Maddox KE, Mazzefi M, Knight PW, Eaton MP, Feng C, Kertai MD, Albernathy J, Wu IY, Wyrobek JA, Cevasco M, Desai N, Dick AW. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery." JAMA network open.. 2022 Dec 1; 5(12):e2247968. Epub 2022 Dec 01.

Bjelic M, Wood KL, Simon BV, Vidula H, Cheyne C, Chase K, Wu IY, Alexis JD, McNitt S, Goldenberg I, Gosev I. "Left atrial appendage exclusion with less invasive left ventricular assist device implantation." Journal of cardiac surgery.. 2022 Nov 15; Epub 2022 Nov 15.

Bjelic M, Vidula H, Wu IY, McNitt S, Barrus B, Cheyne C, Chase K, Zottola Z, Alexis JD, Goldenberg I, Gosev I. "Impact of surgical approach for left ventricular assist device implantation on postoperative invasive hemodynamics and right ventricular failure." Journal of cardiac surgery.. 2022 Jul 16; Epub 2022 Jul 16.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Anesthetic Considerations for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair with the MitraClip Device
Book Title: Cardiac Anesthesia: The Basics of Evaluation and Management
Author List: Matthew B. Barajas, Isaac Y. Wu
Published By: Springer 2021

Chapter Title: Diagnostic Imaging
Book Title: Pain Management and Palliative Care: A Comprehensive Guide
Author List: Paul Weyker, Christopher Webb, Isaac Wu, Leena Mathew
Published By: Springer 2015