Fred Wu MD

Fred Ming Chieh Wu, MD

Assistant in Cardiology

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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"My goal is to treat all individuals with respect and dignity, to maintain a high level of communication and transparency with patients and the rest of their health care team, and to empower everyone to actively participate in care and decision-making."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiology

Departments

  • Cardiology

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Programs

  • Adult Congenital Heart Service
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Fred Wu MD

I feel that to serve as a physician is a unique privilege. 

As adult congenital heart disease specialists, we have the opportunity to care for and to form relationships with our patients through their entire lives.  I believe strongly in the model of patients being active partners in their own care.  My goal is to treat all individuals with respect and dignity, to maintain a high level of communication and transparency with patients and the rest of their health care team, and to empower everyone to actively participate in care and decision-making.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree

University of Michigan, 1996

Ann Arbor, MI

Medical Degree

University of Michigan, 1999

Ann Arbor, MI

Internship

University of Minnesota Medical School, 2000

Minneapolis, MN

Residency

University of Minnesota Medical School, 2003

Minneapolis, MN

Cardiovascular Medicine (Adult) Fellowship

University of Minnesota Medical School, 2006

Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2007

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

  • Internal Medicine

  • Pediatrics

Professional History

Dr. Wu is board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, and cardiovascular disease. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, he completed a combined residency program in pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease, also at the University of Minnesota. In 2007, he completed an advanced fellowship in adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension at Harvard Medical School and stayed on to become a faculty member of the Boston Adult Congenital Heart and Pulmonary Hypertension Program.

Dr. Wu has received a Sanofi-Aventis Fellow Travel Award for research, a teaching award from the Harvard Medical School Academy Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and grant funding through Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator for research into innovative approaches to the management of patients with single ventricle physiology.

Publications

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  1. Elder RW, Wu FM. Clinical Approaches to the Patient with a Failing Fontan Procedure. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2016 May; 18(5):44.
  2. Wu FM, Jonas MM, Opotowsky AR, Harmon A, Raza R, Ukomadu C, Landzberg MJ, Singh MN, Valente AM, Egidy Assenza G, Perez-Atayde AR. Portal and centrilobular hepatic fibrosis in Fontan circulation and clinical outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jul; 34(7):883-91.
  3. Wu FM, Emani SM, Landzberg MJ, Valente AM. Rare case of undiagnosed supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous return in an adult. Circulation. 2014 Sep 30; 130(14):1205-7.
  4. Opotowsky AR, Landzberg MJ, Earing MG, Wu FM, Triedman JK, Casey A, Ericson DA, Systrom D, Paridon SM, Rhodes J. Abnormal spirometry after the Fontan procedure is common and associated with impaired aerobic capacity. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Jul 1; 307(1):H110-7.
  5. Wu FM, Opotowsky AR, Raza R, Harney S, Ukomadu C, Landzberg MJ, Valente AM, Breitbart RE, Singh MN, Gauvreau K, Jonas MM. Transient elastography may identify Fontan patients with unfavorable hemodynamics and advanced hepatic fibrosis. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct; 9(5):438-47.
  6. Valente AM, Lewis M, Vaziri SM, Bautista-Hernandez V, Harmon A, Kim Y, Wu FM, Joyce C, Loyola H, Mayer JE, Bacha E, Landzberg MJ. Outcomes of adolescents and adults undergoing primary Fontan procedure. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 15; 112(12):1938-42.
  7. Assenza GE, Graham DA, Landzberg MJ, Valente AM, Singh MN, Bashir A, Fernandes S, Mortele KJ, Ukomadu C, Volpe M, Wu F. MELD-XI score and cardiac mortality or transplantation in patients after Fontan surgery. Heart. 2013 Apr; 99(7):491-6.
  8. Krieger EV, Moko LE, Wu F, Landzberg MJ, Valente AM, Assenza GE, Ukomadu C, Opotowsky AR. Single ventricle anatomy is associated with increased frequency of nonalcoholic cirrhosis. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 1; 167(5):1918-23.
  9. Wu FM, Ukomadu C, Odze RD, Valente AM, Mayer JE, Earing MG. Liver disease in the patient with Fontan circulation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 May-Jun; 6(3):190-201.
  10. Steensma EA, Wu FM. Images in clinical medicine. Colonic saccular diverticula. N Engl J Med. 2008 Sep 18; 359(12):e13.
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  12. Swan PJ, Wu FM, Dahle TG, Duprez DA. Extrapericardial cardiac compression syndrome. Int J Cardiol. 2006 Nov 10; 113(2):285-7.
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