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Mark Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Mark Nan Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology


Appointment Phone


Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Out-of-State & International Patients +
Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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International Patients

Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-5864

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-5864

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5624

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Narcolepsy, Neurology, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Genetic mechanisms underlying regulation of sleep and neuronal excitability, using simple model organisms; Investigating the genetic basis of Familial Sleep Paralysis


Dr. Mark Wu specializes in sleep disorders and has a particular interest in narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnolence, and sleep paralysis.

Dr. Mark Wu received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing his internship at Baylor, he went to UCLA for residency training in Neurology. He then completed a Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Baylor College of Medicine / MD PhD (2001)


    • UCLA School of Medicine / Neurology (2005)


    • Pennsylvania Hospital / Sleep Medicine (2007)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2006)
    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Sleep Medicine (2007)
  • Research & Publications +


    The Wu Lab studies the molecular, genetic, and cellular mechanisms underlying sleep in Drosophila.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +
  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Gene Mutation Could Play Role In Sleep Problems, Fly Study Shows, HuffingtonPost (03/14/2014)

    The Gene That Causes Sleep, WYPR-FM (03/14/2014)

    Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray, US News (01/21/2014)

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