Peter I-Kung Wu, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens Street, #177
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA06/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion
    University of California, San Francisco, CA10/2023Improvement and Leadership Development - UCSF Health Lean Champion

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    Dr. Peter Wu, a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine, joins the UCSF Spine Center’s Non-Operative Spine Service, a team of providers who employ an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to managing spinal disorders. With a focus on diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the optimal management of patients with chronic back, neck, and joint pain, Dr. Wu specializes in using electromyogram and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) to evaluate nerve or muscle injuries; he incorporates multidisciplinary therapies to manage pain; and he delivers an array of ultrasound and X-ray guided injections to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.Dr. Wu is an active researcher with interests including regenerative medicines, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy; clinical outcome studies for minimally invasive spine interventions; and development of novel therapies for musculoskeletal and pain conditions. Dr. Wu grew up in Cerritos, Calif. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then pursued both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Wu returned to northern California to complete his M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wu then completed an additional year of fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as a Clinical Fellow in Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine.

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    1. A high-performance neuroprosthesis for speech decoding and avatar control. Nature. 2023 Aug; 620(7976):1037-1046. Metzger SL, Littlejohn KT, Silva AB, Moses DA, Seaton MP, Wang R, Dougherty ME, Liu JR, Wu P, Berger MA, Zhuravleva I, Tu-Chan A, Ganguly K, Anumanchipalli GK, Chang EF. PMID: 37612505; PMCID: PMC10826467.
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    2. Intradiscal treatment of the cartilage endplate for improving solute transport and disc nutrition. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2023; 11:1111356. Habib M, Hussien S, Jeon O, Lotz JC, Wu PI, Alsberg E, Fields AJ. PMID: 36923455; PMCID: PMC10008947.
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    3. Compensatory biomechanics and spinal loading during dynamic maneuvers in patients with chronic low back pain. Eur Spine J. 2022 07; 31(7):1889-1896. Nyayapati P, Booker J, Wu PI, Theologis A, Dziesinski L, O'Neill C, Zheng P, Lotz JC, Matthew RP, Bailey JF. PMID: 35604457; PMCID: PMC9252943.
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