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Christopher Lee Wu, M.D.

Chief, Division of Obstetric & Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Male  | Languages: English, Mandarin

Appointment Phone

410-955-5608

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Chief, Division of Obstetric & Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Departments

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5608

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5608
Fax: 410-614-1796

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Control of pain following ambulatory surgery; Application of outcomes research to nontraditional outcomes

Biography

Dr. Christopher Wu is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology.

Dr. Wu serves as the chief of the Division of Obstetric & Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

He received his undergraduate degree from Union College in New York. He earned his M.D. from Albany Medical College. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester. Dr. Wu joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1999.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Wu was an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Wu’s research interests include the areas of acute and postoperative pain management, obstetric and regional anesthesia and analgesia, patient-oriented outcomes, outcomes research and evidence-based medicine. He studies the effect of regional anesthesia and analgesia on mortality, morbidity and patient-oriented outcomes.

Dr. Wu serves on the editorial boards of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the Clinical Journal of Pain. He is on the board of directors of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia. His teaching has been recognized with awards from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins and the University of Rochester.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Albany Medical College of Union University / MD (1989)

    Residencies

    • Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester / Anesthesiology (1993)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1994)
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Management (1996, 2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Wu's research interests include the areas of acute and postoperative pain management, obstetric and regional anesthesia and analgesia, patient-oriented outcomes, outcomes research and evidence-based medicine. His research focuses on the effect of regional anesthesia and analgesia on mortality, morbidity and patient-oriented outcomes.

    Selected Publications

    1. Wu CL, Raja SN. "Treatment of acute postoperative pain." Lancet. 2011 Jun 25;377(9784):2215-25. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60245-6. Review.
    2. Gelfand HJ, Ouanes JP, Lesley MR, Ko PS, Murphy JD, Sumida SM, Isaac GR, Kumar K, Wu CL. "Analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia: a meta-analysis." J Clin Anesth. 2011 Mar;23(2):90-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2010.12.005.
    3. Stierer TL, Wright C, George A, Thompson RE, Wu CL, Collop N. "Risk assessment of obstructive sleep apnea in a population of patients undergoing ambulatory surgery." J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Oct 15;6(5):467-72.
    4. Liu SS, Togioka BM, Hurley RW, Vu CM, Hanna MN, Murphy JD, Wu CL. "Methodological quality of randomized controlled trials of postoperative epidural analgesia: validation of the Epidural Analgesia Trial Checklist as a specific instrument to evaluate methodology." Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;35(6):549-55. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e3181fa114e. Review.
    5. Murphy JD, Yan D, Hanna MN, Bravos ED, Isaac GR, Eng CA, Wu CL. "Comparison of the postoperative analgesic efficacy of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with tramadol to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with opioids." J Opioid Manag. 2010 Mar-Apr;6(2):141-7.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Teacher of the Year, University of Rochester, 1995 - 1996
    • Teacher of the Year, University of Rochester, 1998 - 1999
    • Teacher of the Year, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999 - 2000
    • Teacher of the Year, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005 - 2006
    • Teaching Recognition Award (finalist), International Anesthesia Research Society, 2006
    • Teacher of the Year (CA-2), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2007 - 2008
    • Teaching Award, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2011

    Memberships

    • American Society of Regional Anesthesia

    Professional Activities

    • Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester, 1992 - 1998
      Resident Selection Committee
    • Editorial board, The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists - Sphere, 1994 - 1997
    • Associate Residency Program Director, University of Rochester, 1998 - 1999
      Department of Anesthesiology
    • Editorial Board, International Journal of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, 1999 - 2006
    • Co Director, Residency Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2001 - 2002
      Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
    • Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2001 - 2004
      Regional Anesthesia
    • Editorial board, Clinical Journal of Pain, 2002
    • Associate Editor, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2003 - 2006
    • Associate Editor, Anesthesiology, 2005 - 2011
    • Editor, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2006
    • Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009
      Assistant Professor Promotion and Mentorship Committee
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