Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH

Pediatric neurologist

Dr. Yvonne Wu is a child neurologist and epidemiologist with expertise in newborn brain injury and cerebral palsy. Her research focuses on developing new strategies to prevent cerebral palsy.

Wu obtained a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She then completed residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at UCSF. She also earned a master's in public health with a focus on epidemiology at University of California, Berkeley.

Wu serves on the editorial boards of the medical journals Pediatric Neurology and Journal of Child Neurology, and was an elected council member for the Society for Pediatric Research. She has published over 77 papers in medical journals such as Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine and Pediatrics.

Wu belongs to the American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research and the Child Neurology Society. She is a professor of neurology and pediatrics at UCSF. She speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

Clinics

Child and Adolescent Neurology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Mandarin
Spanish

Education

Harvard Medical School 1992
University of California, Berkeley, Master's in Public Health, epidemiology 2000

Residencies

UCSF, child neurology and pediatrics 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Juul SE, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Mayock DE, Goodman AM, Hauge S, Gonzalez F, Wu YW. High-Dose Erythropoietin for Asphyxia and Encephalopathy (HEAL): A Randomized Controlled Trial - Background, Aims, and Study Protocol. Neonatology. 2018 Mar 07; 113(4):331-338.
  2. Massaro AN, Wu YW, Bammler TK, Comstock B, Mathur A, McKinstry RC, Chang T, Mayock DE, Mulkey SB, Van Meurs K, Juul S. Plasma Biomarkers of Brain Injury in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar; 194:67-75.e1.
  3. Mulkey SB, Ramakrishnaiah RH, McKinstry RC, Chang T, Mathur AM, Mayock DE, Van Meurs KP, Schaefer GB, Luo C, Bai S, Juul SE, Wu YW. Erythropoietin and Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Volume of Acute Brain Injury and 1-Year Neurodevelopmental Outcome. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 186:196-199.
  4. Frymoyer A, Juul SE, Massaro AN, Bammler TK, Wu YW. High-dose erythropoietin population pharmacokinetics in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy receiving hypothermia. Pediatr Res. 2017 Jun; 81(6):865-872.
  5. Wu YW, Kuzniewicz MW, Croen L, Walsh EM, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Risk of Autism Associated With Hyperbilirubinemia and Phototherapy. Pediatrics. 2016 Oct; 138(4).
  6. Wu YW, Mathur AM, Chang T, McKinstry RC, Mulkey SB, Mayock DE, Van Meurs KP, Rogers EE, Gonzalez FF, Comstock BA, Juul SE, Msall ME, Bonifacio SL, Glass HC, Massaro AN, Dong L, Tan KW, Heagerty PJ, Ballard RA. High-Dose Erythropoietin and Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Phase II Trial. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6).
  7. Ananth AL, Robichaux-Viehoever A, Kim YM, Hanson-Kahn A, Cox R, Enns GM, Strober J, Willing M, Schlaggar BL, Wu YW, Bernstein JA. Clinical Course of Six Children With GNAO1 Mutations Causing a Severe and Distinctive Movement Disorder. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Jun; 59:81-4.
  8. Schwarz MD, Li M, Tsao J, Zhou R, Wu YW, Sankar R, Wu JY, Hussain SA. A lack of clinically apparent vision loss among patients treated with vigabatrin with infantile spasms: The UCLA experience. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Apr; 57(Pt A):29-33.
  9. Bear JJ, Wu YW. Maternal Infections During Pregnancy and Cerebral Palsy in the Child. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Apr; 57:74-9.
  10. Shang L, Henderson LB, Cho MT, Petrey DS, Fong CT, Haude KM, Shur N, Lundberg J, Hauser N, Carmichael J, Innis J, Schuette J, Wu YW, Asaikar S, Pearson M, Folk L, Retterer K, Monaghan KG, Chung WK. De novo missense variants in PPP2R5D are associated with intellectual disability, macrocephaly, hypotonia, and autism. Neurogenetics. 2016 Jan; 17(1):43-9.
  11. Wu YW, Sullivan J, McDaniel SS, Meisler MH, Walsh EM, Li SX, Kuzniewicz MW. Incidence of Dravet Syndrome in a US Population. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov; 136(5):e1310-5.
  12. Wickremasinghe AC, Risley RJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Wu YW, Walsh EM, Wi S, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Risk of Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Bilirubin Exchange Transfusion Thresholds. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):505-12.
  13. Wu YW, Mehravari AS, Numis AL, Gross P. Cerebral palsy research funding from the National Institutes of Health, 2001 to 2013. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Oct; 57(10):936-41.
  14. Wu YW, Gonzalez FF. Erythropoietin: a novel therapy for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy? Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Apr; 57 Suppl 3:34-9.
  15. Wu YW, Kuzniewicz MW, Wickremasinghe AC, Walsh EM, Wi S, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Risk for cerebral palsy in infants with total serum bilirubin levels at or above the exchange transfusion threshold: a population-based study. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 169(3):239-46.
  16. Rogers EE, Bonifacio SL, Glass HC, Juul SE, Chang T, Mayock DE, Durand DJ, Song D, Barkovich AJ, Ballard RA, Wu YW. Erythropoietin and hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Nov; 51(5):657-62.
  17. Kuzniewicz MW, Wickremasinghe AC, Wu YW, McCulloch CE, Walsh EM, Wi S, Newman TB. Incidence, etiology, and outcomes of hazardous hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):504-9.
  18. Brooks JC, Strauss DJ, Shavelle RM, Tran LM, Rosenbloom L, Wu YW. Recent trends in cerebral palsy survival. Part II: individual survival prognosis. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Nov; 56(11):1065-71.
  19. Brooks JC, Strauss DJ, Shavelle RM, Tran LM, Rosenbloom L, Wu YW. Recent trends in cerebral palsy survival. Part I: period and cohort effects. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Nov; 56(11):1059-64.
  20. Khankhanian P, Baranzini SE, Johnson BA, Madireddy L, Nickles D, Croen LA, Wu YW. Sequencing of the IL6 gene in a case-control study of cerebral palsy in children. BMC Med Genet. 2013 Dec 07; 14:126.

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