Melinda Gu, MD


Dr. Melinda Gu is an internist at UCSF Primary Care at Laurel Village who provides primary care to adults. She is particularly interested in disease prevention and health education as well as treating chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

Gu earned a medical degree at Shanghai Second Medical University and a Ph.D. in physiology at the University of Cincinnati. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Gu is board-certified in internal medicine and is an assistant clinical professor in medicine at UCSF. She speaks fluent Mandarin.


Primary Care at Laurel Village
3490 California Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94118
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 514-6200
Fax: (415) 514-6410

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Melinda Gu


Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine 1998


Carney Hospital 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wardle RL, Gu M, Ishida Y, Paul RJ. Rho kinase is an effector underlying Ca2+-desensitizing hypoxic relaxation in porcine coronary artery. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Jul; 293(1):H23-9.
  2. Wardle RL, Gu M, Ishida Y, Paul RJ. Ca2+-desensitizing hypoxic vasorelaxation: pivotal role for the myosin binding subunit of myosin phosphatase (MYPT1) in porcine coronary artery. J Physiol. 2006 Apr 01; 572(Pt 1):259-67.
  3. Gu M, Thorne GD, Wardle RL, Ishida Y, Paul RJ. Ca2+-independent hypoxic vasorelaxation in porcine coronary artery. J Physiol. 2005 Feb 01; 562(Pt 3):839-46.

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