Joy Wu earned her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Duke University. After medical school, she did her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and clinical fellowship in endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wu is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she directs a basic and translational research program that focuses on skeletal development, the bone marrow hematopoietic and metastatic niche, and stem cell therapies for bone. Her research has been funded by several NIH institutes including NIAMS, NIDDK, NHLBI and NIA, and the Department of Defense.
At Stanford Dr. Wu is the head of the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic and Co-Director of the Internal Medicine Translational Investigator Program, which aims to recruit and mentor physician-scientists. She has been honored with awards from the Endocrine Society, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and the Mary Kay Foundation, and was a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Dr. Wu has served on the Board of Directors of Advances in Mineral Metabolism and various committees of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. At the Endocrine Society she served as the co-Chair of the Trainee and Career Development Core Committee, and on the Leadership Development Task Force and the Publications Core Committee, where she chaired the search committee for the Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology.