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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
  • Specialist - National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.


MD | Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at New York Presbyterian Hospital

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


Journal Articles

Hayashi H, Itatani K, Akiyama K, Zhao Y, Kurlansky P, DeRoo S, Sanchez J, Ferrari G, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo PC, Takeda K, Wu IY, Kainuma A, Takayama H. "Influence of aneurysmal aortic root geometry on mechanical stress to the aortic valve leaflet." European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging.. 2021 Feb 21; Epub 2021 Feb 21.

Akiyama K, Itatani K, Wu IY, Tachibana Y, Obata Y, Nakajima Y, Yamagishi M, Takayama H, Sawa T. "Difference in Intraventricular Vortex Between the Single Right Ventricle and Single Left Ventricle." Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.. 2020 Nov 6; Epub 2020 Nov 06.

Hoffmeister KJ, Henderson ZT, Hussey PT, Wu IY. "Guidelines for the Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Percutaneous Valve Repair or Replacement: A Focused Review for the Cardiac Anesthesiologist." Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.. 2020 Oct 0; 34(10):2740-2753. Epub 2019 Dec 05.

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