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Physician Informaticists

Physician informaticists are UCLA physicians who are engaged in all aspects of understanding and promoting effective organization, analysis, management, and use of clinical information in CareConnect.

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Michael Pfeffer, MD

Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health Sciences
Assistant clinical professor of medicine
Associate program director, Internal Medicine Residency Program 
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Michael Pfeffer, MD, FACP serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the UCLA Health Sciences, which is comprised of the UCLA Hospital System, the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, and the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pfeffer is responsible for the development and operations of the information systems, the overall health IT strategic plan, and the implementation of transformative and innovative technologies to further UCLA's mission of healing humankind one patient at a time. With UCLA's initial "Big-Bang" go-live in March 2013, Dr. Pfeffer served as the lead physician and Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for UCLA's electronic health record encompassing over 26,000 users.

Dr. Pfeffer serves as a core faculty member for the internal medicine residency program, focusing on information technology solutions for educating residents and improving transitions of care. He is an associate program director for UCLA's new ACGME-accredited clinical informatics fellowship. In addition, he continues to practice as an academic hospitalist, working with residents and medical students in the care of patients.

Dr. Pfeffer's interests include quality and clinical decision support in electronic health records, resident education, and transitions of care, specifically involving the hospital discharge process. Dr. Pfeffer received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Brown University, his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College where he served as class president for all four years, and completed his residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at UCLA. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Pfeffer is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics and was nominated for the Becker's Healthcare CIO Leadership Awards 2015.

 

Eric M. Cheng, MD, MS

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UCLA Health Sciences
Associate professor, neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Eric M. Cheng, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the department of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Cheng serves as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for UCLA Health, and provides leadership to UCLA information technology efforts to support medical and physician quality, practice, and efficiency objectives. He focuses particularly on quality metrics and clinical decision support. In coordination with medical leadership, his office enables the strategic direction for clinical systems and improved physician efficiency through optimization of CareConnect.

Dr. Cheng's research interests include measuring quality of care, particularly control of vascular risk factors among persons with stroke. The methods include surveys, database analysis, informatics, and conducting randomized controlled trials to test care interventions.

He received his BA in chemistry from Cornell University, his MD from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed his residency and chief residency in neurology at UCLA. He then completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and obtained an MS from the Department of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health.

 

John D. Bartlett, MD

Associate Physician Diplomate and Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institue, UCLA
Medical Director, University Ophthalmology Associates
Physician informaticist

John Bartlett, MD, is an ophthalmologist with a clinical focus on cataracts, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is the medical director of the University Ophthalmology Associates, a multi-subspecialty ophthalmology practice at Jules Stein Eye Institute.
 
As a physician informaticist, Dr. Bartlett has been primarily involved in implementation of Kaleidoscope, the ophthalmology-specific application within CareConnect. He has also been involved in selection and implementation of AXIS, a PACS system, to allow access within CareConnect to ophthalmology related images. As one of the Department of Ophthalmology Quality Officers, Dr. Bartlett is interested in using electronic health records and patient registries, to drive improvements in quality and efficiency in the health care setting.
 
Dr. Bartlett is a graduate of UCLA, and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed internship and residency at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and his fellowship in cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA.

 

Douglas Bell, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Residence, David Geffen School of Medicine
Director, UCLA Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program
Director, Biomedical Informatics Program of the UCLA CTSI
Physician informaticist
Research Scientist, RAND Corp.

Douglas Bell, MD, PhD, is a general internist and health services researcher focusing on the design and evaluation of health information technology (HIT). He is a Professor In Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a Research Scientist at RAND. He has conducted pioneering research in electronic prescribing, clinical decision support, online physician education, online questionnaires, and on the digital divide among health care providers. Dr. Bell has also become the Director of the UCLA Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program and the Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program of the UCLA CTSI.His awards include First Prize in the American Medical Informatics Association's Student Paper Competition, and the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Physician Scholars Program.

At RAND, he leads research programs on electronic prescribing policy (see http://www.rand.org/health/eRx/) and on clinical decision support technology. He has also led studies of learning and retention using online educational tools developed in his laboratory.

He completed his MD at Harvard Medical School, a medical informatics fellowship at Harvard and MIT, a residency in internal medicine at Stanford, and a PhD in Health Services at UCLA.

 

Lawrence D. Dardick, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Dr. Dardick is a Clinical Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  As a physician Informaticist at Santa Monica Bay Physicians, he was involved in selecting, designing and maintaining an EMR.  Several of his projects involved creating registries, data mining and/or data analysis.  He designed and queried SQL databases and wrote web-based PHP programs.  When Santa Monica Bay Physicians merged their EMR with EPIC, he was instrumental in leading the mapping and export strategy.  His current projects at UCLA continue to include physician education, workflow support and also involve asynchronous "curbside" consultation and open note-sharing with patients. 

Dr. Dardick received his BA in English from Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts, and his MD from UCONN (University of Connecticut).  He completed his residency in Family Medicine at UNC (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and UCLA.  In addition, he was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from OHSU (Oregon Health and Science University, University of Oregon) Medical School. 

 

Frank C. Day, MD, MPH

Associate clinical professor, emergency medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Frank C. Day, MD, MPH, is an associate clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He holds an appointment in the division of emergency medicine at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

Dr. Day serves as a physician informaticist for CareConnect, focusing on improving patient engagement. He co-chairs the UCLA Patient Engagement Committee, a multidisciplinary group that manages patient education content and works with diverse stakeholders on campus to increase health literacy and promote shared decision making. Dr. Day is certified in Epic's ASAP Emergency Department and is the principal physician builder for ED-related order sets and preference lists.

Dr. Day's research has involved the design and evaluation of web-based computer applications to facilitate shared decision making. He has worked as a core co-investigator on three large multi-center grants (total funding over $8 million) to develop and evaluate eDoctoring, a web-based physician and patient education platform that features an innovative method to visually compare the likelihood of benefit and risk of harm for various treatment decisions.

Dr. Day received his BS in biomedical sciences from UC Riverside, and his MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at UCLA, and then his MPH from the Department of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health.

 

Christopher Denny, MD

Professor, pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Christopher Denny, MD, is a professor in the department of pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a specialist in pediatric hematology-oncology and has a long standing lab-based research program focused on elucidating molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis and more recently, developing nanotechnology delivery platforms.

Dr. Denny is director of the Center for Translational Technologies program within the UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. In addition, he co-directs the Computing Technologies Research Lab, a software development group focused on creating database backed websites that support research and education at UCLA.

Dr. Denny received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He did his residency in pediatrics at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He then completed a fellowship at the pediatric oncology branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Denny is board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology.

 

Keith S. Garb, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Keith S. Garb MD, PhD is a general internist and primary care physician. His clinical specialties include Allergy/Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine. He practices at the UCLA Entertainment Industry Medical Group.
Dr. Garb received his BA degree in Bacteriology from UCLA, and his MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine and clinical fellowship training in Allergy/Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine at UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Garb is an Epic-certified physician builder and a physician informaticist with UCLA Health. His current informatics interests include Epic implementation, ambulatory EHR, and user support and training. He is keenly interested in strategies for customizing the EHR to improve both efficiency of data entry and overall provider and patient experience.

 

Darryl Hiyama, MD

Professor, clinical surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director of gastrointestinal and endocrine surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Physician informaticist

Darryl Hiyama, MD, is a professor of clinical surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the gastrointestinal and endocrine surgery service at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hiyama also serves as a clinical content coordinator for CareConnect.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Hiyama received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Seattle University, and his medical degree from the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine. He completed his surgery training at the University of Cincinnati hospitals, before joining the faculty at UCLA in 1990. He has served in a number of positions, including program director for the general surgery residency, and as chief of staff for the medical center.
 
Dr. Hiyama's clinical interests are in gastric cancer treatment and foregut surgery. His research interests include gastric diseases, surgical education, and the improvement of clinical outcomes for surgical patients. 

 

Carlos Lerner, MD, MPhil

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director of Quality, Pediatrics
Medical director, UCLA Children's Health Center
Physician informaticist

In his role as Physician Informaticist, Dr. Lerner's areas of focus include pediatrics, quality improvement, and handoffs. He is member of several leadership groups, including CareConnect's Ambulatory Operations Advisory Group and the Faculty Practice Group's Ambulatory Practice Clinical Associates (APCA). Dr. Lerner maintains an active general pediatric practice and supervises the resident primary care clinics Dr. Lerner's research interests include health care delivery and health system redesign, with a focus on children with complex chronic conditions.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, he obtained a graduate degree in health economics from the University of York, England, as a Marshall Scholar. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program. After residency, Dr. Lerner spent six years at the Kayenta Health Center, a remote Indian Health Service facility on the Navajo reservation. As the medical chief of staff there, he led the successful implementation of electronic medical records. 

   

Yu-Hsiang Clara Lin, MD, FAAP

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician Informaticist

Yu-Hsiang Clara Lin, MD, is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics physician at UCLA Health. She practices primary care internal medicine and pediatrics at the UCLA Community Physician Network (CPN).  Her clinical interest is in providing primary care to patients of all age groups including newborn and geriatric care, with a special interest in helping children and adolescents with chronic and/or congenital illnesses transition into adult medicine.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Lin is also an Epic-certified physician builder and a physician informaticist with UCLA. She has experiences with Epic and other various EHR systems-- as well as Epic implementation-- in many other academic facilities prior to joining UCLA. Her current informatics interests include ambulatory EHR, smartlinks management, user support and training, resident physician informatics, Epic implementation, and in-basket optimization.

Dr. Lin graduated with a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Cognitive Neuroscience. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her residency training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also served as the Chief Resident for her program for two years. She is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Lynne McCullough, MD, FACEP

Clinical professor, emergency medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical Director, Saperstein Emergency Department
Physician Informaticist

Lynne McCullough, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Medical Director for the Saperstein Emergency Department in the Ronald Reagan Hospital in Westwood. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine, and continues to care for patients in the Emergency Department, while teaching medical students and residents.
As a physician informaticist, and one of the lead physicians for the ASAP implementation (EPIC's application for Emergency Medicine), Dr. McCullough helped to guide the transition of Emergency Department workflows for all staff, including nursing, clerks, social workers, case managers and registration, as well as the development of documentation and order set build for the Emergency Departments of the UCLA Health . She has continued to assist with the ambulatory wave go-lives and supported UCSF for their go-live with Epic as well.

Dr. McCullough holds several other leadership positions within the UCLA Health, as the Medical Director for the Adult Medical Transport team, the Medical Director for the UCLA Health automatic defibrillator program, and is the Emergency Medicine representative to the Ambulatory Practice Clinical Associates (APCA) group. She is on the Executive Medical Staff Council and an Innvovations Officer for the Health System. Dr. McCullough's interests include operational process improvement through workflow re-design, including the development of a home grown scribe program, as well as quality of care and patient safety initiatives that maximize tools available in the EHR.

Dr. McCullough received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of California, at San Diego, and her MD from the University of California at Los Angeles. She completed her Transitional Internship at Harbor-UCLA, followed by Emergency Medicine Residency, and a chief residency year at UCLA.  Following her training, she completed a 1 year Academic Teaching Fellowship at UCLA to prepare her to become the Associate Residency Director for the UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Emergency Medicine residency for 7 years prior to becoming the Medical Director for the Emergency Department.

 

James Moore, MD

Clinical professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and Medical Director of the UCLA Preoperative Evaluation and Planning Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Dr. Moore is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and Medical Director of the UCLA Preoperative Evaluation and Planning Center. His clinical specialty is regional anesthesia, and he previously served as Administrative Director of the UCLA Acute Pain Service.

As a physician informaticist and lead physician on the CareConnect OpTime and Anesthesia implementation, Dr. Moore helped to guide the development of preoperative documentation at UCLA, and he continues to assist with ambulatory and inpatient surgical services and scheduling. Dr. Moore also plays a major role in the ongoing electronic health record implementation for the Martin Luther King Community Hospital opening in Los Angeles in 2015.

Dr. Moore has major leadership roles in professional societies. He is currently President-Elect of the California Society of Anesthesiologists. For the American Society of Anesthesiologists, he is Vice Chair of the Committee on Performance & Outcome Measurements and also serves on the Committee on Electronic Media & Information Technology and the Committee on Regional Anesthesia. In addition, he has served for many years in the American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates.

 

Arash Naeim, MD, PhD

Associate professor of medicine, hematology-oncology, and geriatric medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D., is a health professional whose career has spanned a combination of health services, informatics and policy and care issues. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine in the divisions of Hematology-Oncology and Geriatric Medicine at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. He is also Director of Informatics for the Jonsson Cancer Center, Physician Lead for the Epic Oncology Team, as well as a faculty Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research for Research Informatics for the UCLA Campus.  He is also the Director of both the Geriatric-Oncology Research and Training Program and the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at UCLA. He chairs the Ronald Reagan Hospital Cancer Committee as well as serving Director of Quality for the UCLA Division of Hematology-Oncology.

Naeim earned his B.S. in Biochemistry and M.D. in Medicine at the University of California, and received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the RAND Corporation. His primary research focus is on breast cancer, and other research interests include outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, modeling of health and frailty, and clinical trial design. In 2009, Naeim was selected as the UCLA Principal Investigator for the Athena Breast Health Network. In this capacity he successfully assembled a team of faculty and staff that have planned and started to implement an innovative quality improvement and registry project that serves as the foundation and infrastructure support for the current grant application.

Naeim has received numerous honors for his research, including an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award, an NIH Mentored Research Award, California Breast Cancer Research Foundation Award, and UC MRPI Award. He currently serves as a Board Member of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology and the Chair of the Aging and Cancer subcommittee of the American Geriatrics Society, and sits on the California Breast Research Council.

 

Tina Nguyen, MD

Assistant clinical professor, Maternal Fetal Medicine and OB/GYN, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Tina Nguyen, MD, is an assistant professor in the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, in the department of OB/GYN at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

After graduating from the California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. Nguyen received her medical degree from and completed her residency at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is board-certified in OB/GYN and is a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. In addition to her clinical practice and research projects concerning maternal/fetal immune status, she has interest in utilizing electronic medical records (EMR) for improving patient care, standardizing documentation, and as a research tool. She participated in two other Epic implementations during her training and has authored an article on improving documentation of shoulder dystocias with the use of an EMR.

Dr. Nguyen is a certified Epic physician builder and the OB/GYN Physician Informaticist for UCLA Health.

 

Mindy K. Ross, MD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Mindy K. Ross, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology. She is also board-certified in clinical informatics. She attends in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings teaching medical trainees. She serves as co-director of the Los Angeles Data Resource (LADR) Consortium at UCLA through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Dr. Ross’s research interests include linking patient records across institutions in a de-identified manner, optimizing asthma management by studying asthma phenotypes in the electronic health record (EHR), and using the EHR in general for treatment optimization, quality improvement, and research.

Dr. Ross received her BA/BS from the University of California Los Angeles. She completed her MD, pediatric residency, chief residency, and fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Her postgraduate clinical informatics fellowship, MBA and MAS degrees were completed at UCSD. She is a certified Epic EHR physician builder.

 

Ariel Seroussi, MD

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry
Physician Informaticist

Ariel Seroussi, MD, is a faculty member in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry. He works as a full-time inpatient psychiatrist in UCLA's Stewart & Linda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. He also sees patients in his outpatient practice for medication management and psychotherapy, with a special focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dr. Seroussi interfaces between the Department of Psychiatry and the Physician Informaticist group, and is involved in a number of clinical informatics projects seeking to improve patient care and physician efficiency. Most recently, he has developed an electronic system in CareConnect for filing involuntary holds in psychiatry, approved by LA County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Seroussi graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a BA in Psychology. He then worked in bench research in affective and addiction neuroscience at UCSF's Ernest Gallo Clinic & Research Center for two years, serving as laboratory manager in the Howard Fields Lab. Dr. Seroussi graduated with an MD from UCSF, and completed his residency in psychiatry at UCLA.

 

Jennifer Singer, MD

Assistant professor, urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Jennifer Singer, MD, specializes in pediatric urology, and her clinical and research interests include, adult and pediatric renal transplantation and end-stage renal disease, and use of transplant immunosuppression and the molecular aspects of chronic allograft rejection.

She received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and completed fellowships in pediatric urology from the Texas Children’s Hospital and urology-renal transplantation, and her residency in urology at UCLA.

A board-certified urologist, Dr. Singer is an assistant professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she co-directs the UCLA Pediatric Urology Program. She also serves as a physician informaticist and a clinical content coordinator for CareConnect, UCLA’s Electronic Health Record program.

 

Daniel V. Vigil, MD

Associate clinical professor, family medicine and orthopaedic surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist, CareConnect

Daniel V. Vigil, MD, is an associate clinical professor in the department of family medicine and the department of orthopaedic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also has an appointment at Olive View Medical Center and serves as an associate team physician in the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He is board- certified in family medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. Dr. Vigil cares for patients at the UCLA Family Health Center, UCLA Santa Monica Hospital/Orthopaedic Institute, Mid Valley Comprehensive Health Center, and Westwood Medical Plaza. As an associate team physician at UCLA, Dr. Vigil cares for UCLA's student athletes at the Acosta Training Center at UCLA.

Dr. Vigil has previous experience using the Epic electronic health record system at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, and has completed the Advanced Physician Build training course at Epic's Headquarters in Verona, Wisc. He has expertise and interest in promoting and optimizing integrated care in a tertiary medical center using an electronic health record. Dr. Vigil serves as a physician informaticist on the Medical Informatics Team for CareConnect.

Dr. Vigil is a graduate of Stanford University and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente, and received his sports medicine specialty training at UCLA.

 

Hawkin Woo, MD, MPH

Clinical professor, general internal medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician informaticist

Hawkin Woo, MD, MPH, is a general internist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His clinical interest is primary care and general adult medicine. He is a clinician educator involved with resident and medical student education. He has served in a number of other roles, including hospitalist at the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.

Dr. Woo is a physician informaticist for CareConnect. He works with the Care Connect team and UCLA faculty to design, build, vet and implement clinical content. His informatics interests are ambulatory, clinical content, clinical decision support, health maintenance and preference lists. He completed the physician builder course at Epic.

Dr. Woo completed an undergraduate bachelor degree from Columbia University, a medical degree from New York University, and a master of public health degree from the UCLA School of Public Health's Executive Degree Program. He completed an internal medicine at UCLA. He completed the American Medical Informatics Association's 10X10 Certificate Program.

 

Allan Wu, MD

Associate clinical professor, division of movement disorders, department of neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Associate director, TMS Laboratory, Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
Physician informaticist

Allan Wu, MD, is a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dystonia. Dr. Wu has particular interest in the evaluation and treatment of patients with focal dystonia with EMG-guided botulinum toxin therapy and for providing quantitative insights into movement disorder symptoms from the perspective of abnormal movement (motor) control. Dr. Wu's research involves using modern brain mapping tools, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional MRI, to determine what functional changes occur within the brain in patients with movement disorders. These studies have led to translational neuromodulation studies with noninvasive tools such as repetitive TMS (rTMS) or trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), which may improve abnormal neural control of movement and lead to novel movement disorder treatments.

Dr. Wu also serves as a clinical content coordinator for CareConnect, assisting with the design and development of content for a broad range of specialties. Dr. Wu has a particular interest in developing content for eventual use for research purposes. This interest in electronic medical record keeping dates back to his residency, when he designed software for and tracked patients on the Apple Newton MessagePad, a mostly portable mobile device that predated the iPhone by about a decade.