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Christopher Lee Wu, MD

Chief, Division of Obstetric & Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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410-955-5608

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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

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

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

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.

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships

American Society of Regional Anesthesia

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Albany Medical College of Union University (Albany NY) (1989)

    Residencies

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

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Management (2007)
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1994)
  • 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

    Teaching Award, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2011

    Teaching Recognition Award (finalist), International Anesthesia Research Society, 2006

    Teacher of the Year (CA-2), Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2007 - 2008

    Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005 - 2006

    Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999 - 2000

    Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester, 1998 - 1999

    Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester, 1995 - 1996

    Professional Activities

    Chair, Assistant Professor Promotion and Mentorship Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009 - present

    Editor, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2006 - present

    Editorial board, Clinical Journal of Pain, 2002 - present

    Associate Editor, Anesthesiology, 2005 - 2011

    Associate Editor, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2003 - 2006

    Director, Regional Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2001 - 2004

    Co-Director, Residency Program, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2001 - 2002

    Editorial Board, International Journal of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, 1999 - 2006

    Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester, 1998 - 1999

    Editorial board, Sphere (The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists), 1994 - 1997

    Chair, Resident Selection Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester, 1992 - 1998

  • Videos & Media +
  • Events +

    Grand Rounds Lectures

    Patient-Based Learning Discussion”, August 29, 2013, Jerry Stonemetz, M.D., Eugenie Heitmiller, M.D., Chris Wu, M.D., Steve Frank, M.D., Tracy Stierer, M.D.

  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5608
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5608
    Fax: 410-614-1796
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Obstetrical Anesthesia

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