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Katherine Wu, MD

Katherine Chih-Ching Wu, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Service


Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, Non-invasive Imaging, Risk Factor Modification, Transesophogeal Echocardiography, Transthoracic Echocardiogram, Valvular Heart Disease

Research Interests

Cardiomyopathy; Left ventricular dysfunction; Sudden cardiac death; Non-invasive imaging; Cardiac risk factors; Cardiac imaging; Magnetic resonance imaging


Dr. Katherine Wu is a general cardiologist for the Heart and Vascular Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine with an interest in caring for patients with cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, and valvular heart disease as well as those interested in cardiovascular prevention. She has additional expertise in non-invasive cardiology imaging techniques.

Dr. Wu received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Health System School of Medicine, and completed her residency and a cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2000 and is now an associate professor.

Dr. Wu has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging.


  • English

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  • Education +


    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA ) (1993)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1996)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (Baltimore MD ) (1999)


    • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2000)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Ilan S. Wittstein; David R. Thiemann; Joao A.C. Lima; Kenneth L. Baughman; Steven P. Schulman; Gary Gerstenblith; Katherine C. Wu; Jeffrey J. Rade; Trinity J. Bivalacqua; Hunter C. Champion. Neurohumoral features of myocardial stunning due to sudden emotional stress. New England Journal of Medicine. 2005;352(6):539-548.

    Katherine C. Wu; Elias A. Zerhouni; Robert M. Judd; Carlos H. Lugo-Olivieri; Lili A. Barouch; Steven P. Schulman; Roger S. Blumenthal; João A. C. Lima. Prognostic significance of microvascular obstruction by magnetic resonance imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 1998;97(8):765-772.

    André Schmidt; Clerio F. Azevedo; Alan Cheng; Sandeep N. Gupta; David A. Bluemke; Thomas K. Foo; Gary Gerstenblith; Robert G. Weiss; Eduardo Marbán; Gordon F. Tomaselli; et al. Infarct tissue heterogeneity by magnetic resonance imaging identifies enhanced cardiac arrhythmia susceptibility in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Circulation. 2007;115(15):2006-2014.

    Bernhard L. Gerber; Jérôme Garot; David A. Bluemke; Kathérine C. Wu; João A.C. Lima. Accuracy of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in predicting improvement of regional myocardial function in patients after acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2002;106(9):1083-1089.

    Albert C. Lardo; Marco A.S. Cordeiro; Caterina Silva; Luciano C. Amado; Richard T. George; Anastasios P. Saliaris; Karl H. Schuleri; Veronica R. Fernandes; Menekhem Zviman; Saman Nazarian; et al. Contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography viability imaging after myocardial infarction: Characterization of myocyte death, microvascular obstruction, and chronic scar. Circulation. 2006;113(3):394-404.

    Katherine C. Wu; Robert G. Weiss; David R. Thiemann; Kakuya Kitagawa; André Schmidt; Darshan Dalal; Shenghan Lai; David A. Bluemke; Gary Gerstenblith; Eduardo Marbán; et al. Late Gadolinium Enhancement by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Heralds an Adverse Prognosis in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2008;51(25):2414-2421.

    Katherine C. Wu; Raymond J. Kim; David A. Bluemke; Carlos E. Rochitte; Elias A. Zerhouni; Lewis C. Becker; Joao A. C. Lima. Quantification and time course of microvascular obstruction by contrast- enhanced echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging following acute myocardial infarction and reperfusion. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 1998;32(6):1756-1764.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
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    2003: Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

    Professional Activities

    2004-present, Editorial board, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

    2014-present, Editorial board, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging

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    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-7283
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
    Fax: 410-502-0231
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    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-7283
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