Peter I-Kung Wu


Physical medicine and pain medicine specialist

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.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, Mechanical and Medical Engineering, 2008

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 2013

  • Residencies

    Harvard Medical School, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2017

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Pain Medicine, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinics I work with

Spine Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Greenbrae

1100 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA 94904

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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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