Joy Wu

Joy Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine


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Joy Wu, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Vice Chair of Basic and Translational Science at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is co-Director of the Stanford Translational Investigator Program, which aims to recruit and mentor physician-scientists. Dr. Wu earned her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Duke University, followed by Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Endocrinology clinical fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, and research funding from the Mary Kay Foundation, US Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Wu currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Endocrine Society.

Dr. Wu is a physician-scientist in endocrinology and directs a basic and translational research program that focuses on skeletal development, the bone marrow microenvironment, and stem cell therapies for bone. Her clinical practice focuses on metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis and optimizing bone health in cancer survivors.