Peter I-Kung Wu, MD, PhD. MPH

Peter I-Kung Wu, MD, PhD. MPH

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Institute - Spine
Berkeley Outpatient Center - Spine
3100 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley CA 94707
Tel. 415-353-2739; Fax 415-353-4047
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MPH Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health 2021
Fellowship Harvard Medical School 2018
Residency Harvard Medical School 2017
MD Stanford University School of Medicine 2013
PhD Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008
BS UC Berkeley 2004
University of California 10/2023
University of California 06/2021

About Peter I-Kung Wu, MD, PhD. MPH

Dr. Peter I-Kung Wu, a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine, joins the UCSF Spine Center’s Non-Operative Spine Service, a team of providers who employ an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to managing spinal disorders.

With a focus on diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the optimal management of patients with chronic back, neck, and joint pain, Dr. Wu specializes in using electromyogram and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) to evaluate nerve or muscle injuries; he incorporates multidisciplinary therapies to manage pain; and he delivers an array of ultrasound and X-ray guided injections to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.

Dr. Wu is an active researcher with interests including regenerative medicines, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy; clinical outcome studies for minimally invasive spine interventions; and development of novel therapies for musculoskeletal and pain conditions.

Dr. Wu grew up in Cerritos, Calif. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then pursued both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Wu returned to northern California to complete his M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wu then completed an additional year of fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as a Clinical Fellow in Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine. In 2021, Dr. Wu earned his Master's in Public Health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.