June K. Wu, MD
June Wu, is a pediatric plastic surgeon/craniofacial surgeon. She is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. She has a particular interest in Vascular Anomalies, which are congenital abnormalities of the blood and lymphatic systems that affect patients, and most of these conditions currently have no cure. Dr. Wu is a Co-Director of the NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center Interdisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Group and is the Co-Director of the Vascular Anomalies Basic and Translational Research Program that concentrates on understanding the pathophysiology of these lesions in order for biologically targeted therapeutics to be developed.
Dr. Wu’s current research interest focuses on the pathophysiology of hemangiomas and vascular malformations. Recently, her laboratory focuses on how genetic mutations in vascular malformations affect therapeutic response. This research will help direct personalized, precision medicine to patients with vascular anomalies. She has received a research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study genetic information and therapeutic implications in vascular malformations. Dr. Wu is a past recipient of the Irving Scholar Award and a K08 Clinical Investigator Award and has been invited to lecture on vascular anomalies both nationally and internationally. She has also co-authored multiple papers on vascular anomalies, published in both clinical and basic science journals.
Dr. Wu completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry at Princeton University, and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency in Plastic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, after which she completed a Craniofacial Fellowship, followed by a Vascular Anomalies Fellowship, at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wu is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, and others. Dr. Wu is on the Scientific Committee of both the Plastic Surgery Research Council and the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Dr. Wu is a member of the In-service committee for the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. This committee is responsible for writing examination questions for the In-service examination that every plastic surgery resident in this country is required to take every year during training in order to assess their competency.
Recipient, K08 Award, NHLBI, 2010-2015
Inaugural recipient, Forde Junior Faculty Research Grant, 2007-2008
Pilot Award, Irving Center for Clinical Research, 2009-2010
Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Pilot Research Grant, 2010-2011
Leo Davidoff Award (2002)
Joseph Parker Garrison Award (1996)
First Prize, Resident's Research Competition (1997)