Katherine Chih-Ching Wu, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Cholesterol, Ischemic Heart Disease, Non-invasive Imaging, Risk Factor Modification, Transesophogeal Echocardiography (TEE), Transthoracic Echocardiogram, Valvular Heart Disease ...read more

Research Interests

Magnetic resonance imaging; Cardiac imaging; Echocardiography; Cardiac risk factors; Non-invasive imaging; Sudden cardiac death; Left ventricular dysfunction; Cardiomyopathy; Risk Prediction; Cardiovascular Modelling ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-7283 | Fax: 410-502-0231

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-7283 | Fax: 410-502-0231


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.

Dr. Wu's research interests include improving individualized risk prediction for sudden cardiac death and heart failure by developing and validating methods that incorporate novel cardiac imaging indices.  Her lab is funded by the NIH/NHLBI. 

Dr. Wu has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging and is a standing member of the NIH Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences Study Section. 

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1993)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1996)


  • Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1999)

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (2000)

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