• Member Spotlight

Timothy Wu, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

  • VESS Member Since

    January, 2012

  • Undergrad Education

    New York University

  • Medical School

    State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

  • Surgical Training (General Residency/Vascular Residency/Vascular Fellowship)

    General Surgery Residency, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Staten Island University Hospital

  • Surgical Training (General Residency/Vascular Residency/Vascular Fellowship)

    General Surgery Residency, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Staten Island University Hospital

    Vascular Surgery Fellowship, The University of Chicago

    Current Practice (Group/University and City Practicing in): Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

  • Professional Interests

    My clinical focus has evolved and is now primarily limb salvage as this reflects the Newark area and its high rates of diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and lifestyle behaviors that portend a high risk of peripheral arterial disease.

  • Personal Interests

    I like running but I don’t consider myself to be a competitive runner. I probably get in about 20 to 25 miles per week. It helps me unwind!

  • Why did you become a vascular surgeon?

    I was first attracted to vascular surgery because of how innovative and flexible the specialty was in terms of incorporating new technologies into the clinical space, but what I really love about it now is the patients and the long term partnerships you form with them. Many are non-compliant — yes, absolutely — but the victories you get with the ones who are compliant really keep me going.

  • Why did you join the VESS?

    Younger vascular surgeons need a way to develop their own path free of the oversight of the larger societies. The VESS fills that role wonderfully by giving us the space needed to grow.