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Peter I-Kung Wu, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-2739
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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.


    For more information or to make an appointment: (415) 353-2739.