Richard M. Wu, MD/MPH

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2115-823-5800
BA (Molecular Cell Biology, emphasis in Cell Developmental Biology)
University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2003.
MPH (Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Management and Policy)
Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

General gastroenterology, small bowel enteropathies, small bowel imaging, GI bleeding, celiac disease, and colon cancer screening. Additional endoscopic training in small bowel endoscopy including small bowel capsule endoscopy, colon capsule, single balloon, double balloon and spiral enteroscopy. Interested in academic medicine, education and clinical quality improvement and health care policy.

Description of Research Expertise

Adenoma Detection Rate.

Selected Publications

Wu, RM, Kaplan DE., and Khan N. : Development and Validation of a Novel, Semi-Automated Adenoma Detection Rate Reporting System Utilizing Natural Language Processing in a Veterans Affairs Gastroenterology Department. Gastroenterology 152(5): S218 April 2017 Notes: Supplement 1.

Richard M. Wu, MD, MPH, Eugene Han, MD, Andrew Dargan, MD, She-yan Wong, MD, Mitchell Conn, MD: Systematic Utilization of a Stool Color Card to Improve the Accuracy of Inpatient Melena Identification on Physical Exam in Post-Graduate Training. Gastroenterology. Elsevier Inc. 151(1): 195, July 2016.

Wu, RM., Han, E., Dargan, A., Wong, S., & Conn, M. : Systematic utilization of a Stool Color Card to improve the accuracy of inpatient melena identification on physical exam in post graduate training. Gastroenterology. 150(4.Supplement 1): S147, April 2016.

Wu, RM. and Hann, HW: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) reactivation following immunosuppression in HBsAg(+) carriers. North American Journal of Medical Science 8(4): 149-153, October 2015.

Wu, RM., Moleski, S., Kistler, CA., DiMarino, AJ & Colombe, B. : The DQ2 Allele, DQB1*02:02, Differentiates Mild from Severe Histology in Adult Celiac Disease Patients. American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. October 2015 Notes: Abstract.

Wu, RM. : A 56-year-old female with unresolved abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea. Healio Gastroenterology. Case Conference Med Blog. Peer Reviewed Online Publication June 2015 Notes: Wu, RM. (2015, June 10). A 56-year-old female with unresolved abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea. [Blog post]. Retrieved from

Wu, RM., Han, E., Dargan, A., Kelly, C., & Conn, M: Accuracy of melena identification on physical exam in post graduate training – Implications of level of training, medical specialty, rectal exam concordance and appropriateness of therapy. Gastroenterology. Elsevier Inc. 148(4): S203, May 2015.

Wu, RM., Moleski, S., Kistler, CA., Colombe, B., & DiMarino, AJ: The Clinical Characteristics of HLA Genotype DQ2.2 in an US Adult Celiac Disease Population. American College of Gastroenterology. Annual Scientific Meeting. October 2014 Notes: Oral Plenary Presentation.

Shah TU, Voils CI, McNeil R, Wu R, Fisher DA: Understanding gastroenterologist adherence to polyp surveillance guidelines. Am J Gastroenterol 107(9): 1283-7, September 2012.

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Last updated: 10/30/2017
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