Sanford Wu is the vice president of business development and strategic alliances for Johns Hopkins Medicine. In this role, he collaborates with entities and individuals across the health system and school of medicine to shape and lead business development and alliance management efforts in support of strategic initiatives that include enterprise growth and development, new programs and business ventures, care delivery innovations, corporate partnerships and other strategic relationships. Additionally, Mr. Wu serves on various management and advisory committees that provide leadership and strategic direction on matters related to physician practice coordination and development, technology innovation, precision medicine, programmatic development, name use and licensing guidelines.
Mr. Wu originally joined Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2006. His past roles include assistant director of global strategy and managing director for global services at Johns Hopkins Medicine International. While there, Mr. Wu oversaw a wide range of global initiatives including growth strategy, internal operations, project management functions, consulting engagements and affiliations, business development and commercialization of intellectual property. Additionally, he played an integral role in expanding regional market entry and expansion initiatives across Asia and the Middle East. While at Johns Hopkins Medicine International, he worked extensively in China with leading public hospitals and universities, as well as some of the country’s largest conglomerates and private equity-backed initiatives that spanned health care services, clinical research, investment strategy, talent and leadership development, risk, market scan and due diligence issues.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wu held positions in corporate finance, startup platform operations and investment analysis, working in management roles in both private and publicly listed entities in China and the United States.
Mr. Wu earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.