Dr. Peter I-Kung Wu is a specialist in pain medicine and physical medicine, a field that focuses on improving or restoring physical function. He cares for patients with chronic back, neck and other kinds of musculoskeletal pain. Using ultrasound and X-ray technologies, he performs image-guided injections to alleviate pain. He further applies regenerative therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma, which involves injecting a concentrated sample of the patient's own platelets (blood factors involved in healing) to accelerate the repair of musculoskeletal tissues.
In research, Wu is interested in studying the relationship between spine mechanics and low back pain. Other interests include studying outcomes for patients who receive minimally invasive spine treatments and developing new therapies for back pain and other musculoskeletal pain conditions.
Wu earned his doctorate degree in mechanical and medical engineering at a joint program of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, also a Harvard affiliate.
Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, Mechanical and Medical Engineering, 2008
Stanford University School of Medicine, 2013
Harvard Medical School, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2017
Harvard Medical School, Pain Medicine, 2018
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation