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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.




    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

    Akiyama K, Wu IY, Hori K, Sakamoto H, Kosumi R, Koto H, Asada S, Nakajima Y. "ST Segment Elevation Immediately After Cardiopulmonary Bypass During Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt and Pulmonary Artery Banding." Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.. 2023 May 23; Epub 2023 May 23.

    Tachibana Y, Wu I, Obata Y, Shiozaki K, Kawamoto T, Sato S, Inoue K, Azami T, Akiyama K. "Transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of pulmonary artery catheter entrapment caused by left atrial suture." Annals of cardiac anaesthesia.. 2023 26(1):110-111.

    Akiyama K, Colombo PC, Stöhr EJ, Ji R, Wu IY, Itatani K, Miyazaki S, Nishino T, Nakamura N, Nakajima Y, McDonnell BJ, Takeda K, Yuzefpolskaya M, Takayama H. "Blood flow kinetic energy is a novel marker for right ventricular global systolic function in patients with left ventricular assist device therapy." Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine.. 2023 10:1093576. Epub 2023 May 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