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Malinda Wu, M.D., M.Sc.

Malinda Wu, M.D., M.Sc.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Female

Expertise

Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics ...read more

Research Interests

Cystic fibrosis; estrogen supplementation and bone health; pediatric osteoporosis; metabolic bone disease; quality of life; COVID-19 and access to care ...read more

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Outside of Maryland & Washington D.C.

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Pediatrics

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-6463 | Fax: 410-955-9773

Background

Dr. Malinda Wu is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist seeing patients at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She specializes in a wide range of pediatric endocrine conditions including metabolic bone disease, pediatric osteoporosis and cystic fibrosis endocrinopathies.

Dr. Wu received her M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. She completed pediatrics residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and her pediatric endocrine fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Research from Emory University (2021). Dr. Wu has been a faculty member at Johns Hopkins since 2021.

Dr. Wu’s research interests are in metabolic bone disease and the health of women with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Wu’s current research is focused on women with cystic fibrosis and how estrogen supplementation may impact their health. She has received grant funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2014)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics; Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center (2017)

Fellowships

  • Pediatric Endocrinology; Emory University School of Medicine (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Endocrinology) (2021)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Wu’s current research is focused on women with cystic fibrosis (CF) and how estrogen supplementation may impact their health.

Her results show that women with CF who were taking supplemental estrogen such as combined oral contraceptives have higher quality of life scores than women with CF not taking supplemental estrogen. In a single-center cross-sectional study, women with CF taking estrogen supplementation (ethinyl estradiol) had lower bone mineral density than women with CF not taking ethinyl estradiol. Dr. Wu questions whether oral ethinyl estradiol, which is the common estrogen used in oral contraceptive pills, is adequate to protect bone health and if there needs to be a higher dose of estrogen or a different route like a patch to make a difference.

Dr. Wu is also doing research that looks at the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of life of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta and their access to care. Many individuals had delays in accessing medical providers and services relating to their care. The preliminary findings were presented at the virtual International Conference on Children’s Bone Health forum.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Henry Christian Award, American Federation for Medical Research

Memberships

  • Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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