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Isaac Y. Wu, M.D.

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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/Weill Cornell

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell


Journal Articles

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.

Wu IY, Gu Y, Pospishil L, Neuburger PJ. "Transcatheter tricuspid valve repair with the PASCAL repair system: A review of emerging technology." Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.. 2022 Jun 25; Epub 2022 Jun 25.

Tankut S, Gosev I, Yoruk A, Younis A, McNitt S, Bjelic M, Vidula H, Wu I, Aktas MK, Goldenberg I, Huang DT. "Intraoperative Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in High-Risk Heart Failure Patients." Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology.. 2022 May 26; :101161CIRCEP121010660. Epub 2022 May 26.

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