Michael C. Wu, M.D.
Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Ophthalmology and an attending physician at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, UW Medicine Eye Institute, UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
As a cornea specialist, Dr. Wu has advanced training in the surgical and medical management of corneal diseases, as well as in refractive surgery. Dr. Wu specializes in cataract and corneal transplant surgeries, including Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK or DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and penetrating keratoplasty (PK) corneal transplantation techniques.
His clinical interests include Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy, keratoconus, herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis, and corneal infections and ulcers. He also has an interest in cataract surgery, including cataract surgery in patients with corneal diseases.
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Ophthalmology, with subspecialty practice interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, corneal surgeries, and diseases of the cornea.
Dr. Wu enjoys spending his free time with his family.
Dr. Wu's expertise is in the cornea subspecialty of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and corneal diseases. His clinical interests include Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy, corneal edema after cataract surgery, keratoconus, and infections of the cornea (including bacterial infections of the cornea and herpes simplex keratitis).
Dr. Wu has surgical expertise in corneal transplantation techniques, including small-incision Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK or DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), traditional corneal transplants (penetrating keratoplasty or PK), phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and combined corneal and cataract surgery procedures for patients with concomitant corneal diseases and cataracts.
A primary interest is resident microsurgical education, including development of surgical simulation curricula. Ocular graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoetic cell transplantation is also a research interest.
Dr. Wu has a very strong interest in the education of ophthalmology residents and medical students, both in the classroom and in clinical settings. This includes a dedication to teaching cataract surgery and microsurgical suturing techniques to ophthalmology residents, as well as an interest in teaching residents about management of complex corneal diseases and corneal surgical procedures in the clinics and operating room.
Dr. Wu has twice been awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the UW ophthalmology residents for his commitment to resident education. He serves as director of medical student education in ophthalmology for the UW School of Medicine.
He is also committed to the continuing medical education of practicing physicians, previously serving as the monthly program chair of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Eye Care (Ophthalmology)
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|American Board of Ophthalmology
|2012||Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
|2011||Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012. Peer elected by physicians for inclusion in Best Doctors.
|2010||Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 2009-2010, University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology.
|2007||Best Doctors in America 2007-2008. Peer elected by physicians for inclusion in Best Doctors.
|1998||Southwestern Medical Foundation Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1994-1998.
|1990||Sen. Robert C. Byrd Academic Scholarship Recipient.