Joseph Wu, MD, PhD; Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, President of American Heart Assn

In honor of the Harvard Club of San Francisco’s 150th Anniversary, we are proud to host an in-person and virtual fireside chat with the Director of Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and President of the American Heart Association.

Kicking off the Harvard Club of San Francisco’s Healthcare Leadership Series, Dr. Joseph Wu will talk with us about the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute’s commitment to ensuring that every cardiovascular patient will benefit from the best of personalized precision medicine being developed at Stanford Medicine. Covering precision medicine and drug discovery, he will also talk about his groundbreaking "clinical trial in a dish" concept.

Dr. Wu will also discuss his many initiatives as a passionate public servant and healthcare advocate. As president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Wu is the organization’s chief volunteer scientific and medical officer and provides oversight of medical, scientific and public health matters and related public policy. He presides over the Association’s Science Advisory & Coordinating Committee.

Dr. Wu is the Simon Stertzer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Stanford University and co-founder of Greenstone Biosciences. He received his MD from Yale University and PhD (Molecular & Medical Pharmacology) at University of California, Los Angeles. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine. As a physician scientist, his research focuses on cardiovascular genomics, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and drug discovery. The main goals are to (i) understand basic disease mechanisms, (ii) accelerate drug discovery via “clinical trial in a dish” concept, and (iii) implement precision medicine for patients. Dr. Wu has published over 600 manuscripts with H-index of 130 on Google scholar. He is listed as top 0.1% of most highly cited researchers by Web of Science for past 6 years (2018-2023).

Dr. Wu has received numerous prestigious awards, including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Roadmap Transformative Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers given out by President Obama at the White House, American Heart Association (AHA) Distinguished Scientist Award, AHA Merit Award, and Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Innovation in Regulatory Science Award. Dr. Wu serves on the FDA Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Appetizers and drinks will be available.

Thursday, April 11, 2024
5:30pm - 7:30pm PT (in-person event time)
6:30pm - 7:30pm PT (virtual presentation)

Virtual and in-person event.

Spencer Stuart
275 Battery Street, Suite 1150
San Francisco

Ticket prices:
$10 HCSF members: Virtual
$25 HCSF members: In person

$10 Harvard Club of Silicon Valley members: Virtual
$25 Harvard Club of Silicon Valley members: In person

$10 HBS Healthcare Alumni Association members: Virtual
$25 HBS Healthcare Alumni Association members: In person

$10 HBSANC members: Virtual
$25 HBSANC members: In person

$20 Non-members: Virtual
$35 Non-members: In person

Registration deadline: April 5, 2024

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Event Organizer
Anupam Agarwal, MPH ‘05