Roland Wu, MD


Roland Wu is a cardiologist specializing in noninvasive cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography. He analyzes patient's test results in the echocardiography laboratory. His research at UCSF involves working with genetic models to study cardiac injury and cardiovascular disease.

Wu earned a computer engineering degree from Cornell University and received his medical training at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He completed a research fellowship at Columbia University with Steven Marx – known for his work developing novel therapies to treat cardiovascular diseases – before joining UCSF for his cardiology fellowship and postdoctoral training with Shaun Coughlin at the Cardiovascular Research Institute.


Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

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

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease

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University of Texas Health Science Ctr at Houston 2003


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 2006


UCSF Medical Center 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zou J, Tran D, Baalbaki M, Tang LF, Poon A, Pelonero A, Titus EW, Yuan C, Shi C, Patchava S, Halper E, Garg J, Movsesyan I, Yin C, Wu R, Wilsbacher LD, Liu J, Hager RL, Coughlin SR, Jinek M, Pullinger CR, Kane JP, Hart DO, Kwok PY, Deo RC. An internal promoter underlies the difference in disease severity between N- and C-terminal truncation mutations of Titin in zebrafish. Elife. 2015 Oct 16; 4:e09406.
  2. Nilsen DW, Mehran R, Wu RS, Yu J, Nordrehaug JE, Brodie BR, Witzenbichler B, Nikolsky E, Fahy M, Stone GW. Coronary reperfusion and clinical outcomes after thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention: findings from the HORIZONS-AMI trial. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Oct 01; 82(4):594-601.
  3. Niu X, Liu G, Wu RS, Chudasama N, Zakharov SI, Karlin A, Marx SO. Orientations and proximities of the extracellular ends of transmembrane helices S0 and S4 in open and closed BK potassium channels. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58335.
  4. Wu RS, Liu G, Zakharov SI, Chudasama N, Motoike H, Karlin A, Marx SO. Positions of 2 and 3 subunits in the large-conductance calcium- and voltage-activated BK potassium channel. J Gen Physiol. 2013 Jan; 141(1):105-17.
  5. Wu RS, Marx SO. The BK potassium channel in the vascular smooth muscle and kidney: a- and -subunits. Kidney Int. 2010 Nov; 78(10):963-74.
  6. Liu G, Niu X, Wu RS, Chudasama N, Yao Y, Jin X, Weinberg R, Zakharov SI, Motoike H, Marx SO, Karlin A. Location of modulatory beta subunits in BK potassium channels. J Gen Physiol. 2010 May; 135(5):449-59.
  7. Wu RS, Gupta S, Brown RN, Yancy CW, Wald JW, Kaiser P, Kirklin NM, Patel PC, Markham DW, Drazner MH, Garry DJ, Mammen PP. Clinical outcomes after cardiac transplantation in muscular dystrophy patients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Apr; 29(4):432-8.
  8. Wu RS, Chudasama N, Zakharov SI, Doshi D, Motoike H, Liu G, Yao Y, Niu X, Deng SX, Landry DW, Karlin A, Marx SO. Location of the beta 4 transmembrane helices in the BK potassium channel. J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 01; 29(26):8321-8.
  9. Liu G, Zakharov SI, Yang L, Wu RS, Deng SX, Landry DW, Karlin A, Marx SO. Locations of the beta1 transmembrane helices in the BK potassium channel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 05; 105(31):10727-32.

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