Dr. Peter Jun Wu, C.M.D.,LAC
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine
I maintain a commitment to practicing the highest levels of patient care.
Areas of Focus:
Acupuncture for all kinds of pain: headache, neck, shoulder, back, wrist, knee, elbow, joint pain, stomach, migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. Other areas include smoking cessation, Cardiology of hypertension, and traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Dr. Peter Jun Wu brings to his medical practice nearly fifteen years of clinical and research experience in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Currently engaged as a research scientist at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Wu works with a team investigating topics in human gene expression and oncology. He also practices as a licensed acupuncturist in the District of Columbia, where he has established a reputation for insightful and effective patient care, with specializations in: Cancer support, Cardiology, Pain alleviation, Smoking cessation, Allergies, Sinusitis, Fatigue, Immune System Deficiency, Menopause syndrome, Depression, Stress, Detoxification for Chemical Dependency, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Constipation, Stomach Problems, and Dizziness (Vertigo).
Dr. Wu derived his earliest inspiration for medical study from the example of his father, Dr. Shi-hua Wu, a distinguished physician and researcher who encouraged his son’s interest in science. Through observation of his father’s work, Dr. Peter Jun Wu developed a valuable foundation of practical knowledge that enriched his formal studies at Xian Medical University in Shaanxi, China. There he excelled in a five-year program in Western medicine and was awarded his M.D. in 1993.
After serving a two-year residency in internal medicine at the Shaanxi Construction Center Hospital in Xian, Dr. Wu prepared himself for research opportunities and clinical practice in the United States by completing a yearlong certificate program in English language studies at the Xian Foreign Language School. In addition, he expanded his medical training by pursuing a program in Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage therapies, at the Xiyuan Hospital of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. There he earned a diploma in 1998 and successfully completed a two-year clinical practice fellowship in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000, before returning to Xian to serve for a year as a physician in the cardiology section of the Shaanxi Construction Center Hospital.
Since his arrival in the United States in 2001, Dr. Wu has been privileged to participate in several important research projects, including three months in Cancer Research Laboratory at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, and two conducted at the Loyola University Medical Center in suburban Chicago, where he explored Breast Cancer and Melanoma. In his present position at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Wu works under Dr. Su PhD., MD, in a study of Cancer Research. Simultaneously, Dr. Wu continues his clinical practice at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Center in Washington D.C., where he maintains a commitment to achieving the highest levels of patient care.
Peter Jun Wu, M.D.
Clinical Practice Fellowship in Traditional Chinese Medicine 1998–2000 Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Beijing, People’s Republic of China Residency in Internal Medicine 1993–1995 Hospital at Shaanxi Construction Center Xian, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China
Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine 1996–1998 Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Beijing, People’s Republic of China English Language Certificate 1995–1996 Xian Foreign Language School Xian, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China M.D. 1988–1993 Department of Medicine, Xian Medical University Xian, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Acupuncture License 2002–Present District of Columbia Department of Health, Board of Medicine Diplomate in Acupuncture 2002–Present National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Research Scientist January 2006–Present Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC Research in collaboration with Yan A. Su, M.D., Ph.D. Practitioner of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine January 2006–Present Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture Center, Inc. Washington, DC Research Associate November 2003–December 2005 Department of Pathology, Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, Illinois Researched under the direction of Yan A. Su, M.D., Ph.D. Research Specialist February 2002–October 2003 Department of Pathology, Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, Illinois Researched under the direction of Yan A. Su, M.D., Ph.D. Practitioner of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine February 2002–December 2005 Yanni’s Herbal Essences Health Food Store Merrionette Park, Illinois Volunteer Research Assistant November 2001–January 2002 DNA Microarray Facility, Lombardi Cancer Center Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC Researched under the direction of Yan A. Su, M.D., Ph.D. Practitioner of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine May 2001–October 2001 Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture Center, Inc. Washington, DC Physician August 2000–April 2001 Cardiology Section, Hospital at Shaanxi Construction Center Xian, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Bai X, Wu J, Alesci S, Manoli I, Zhang Q, Gold PW, Blackman MR, Chrousos GP, Goldstein AL, Rennert OM, and Su YA. The third generation mitochondria- focused cDNA microarray (hMitChip3) and its software for analysis of gene expression in cells derived from healthy and diseased individuals. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, April 2006, Washington, DC. Wu SH, Wu J, Wang X, Li ZHY. Experience in treating cancer using TCM: A clinical analysis of 294 patients. World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) International Acupuncture Symposium, August 2005, Paris, France. Wu SH, Wu J, Su YA. Clinical research report on treatment of facial paralysis using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. 21st Century Congress of International Natural Medicine, May 2001, Beijing, China. Wu J, Wu SH. A clinical analysis of the treatment of 401 cases of lower back pain with sciatica using acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) Fifth World Conference on Acupuncture, November 2000, Seoul, Korea. Wu SH, Wu J, Su YA. Results of treating 228 cases of radical cervical spondylosis by use of acupuncture and duhuo-jisheng tang. International Traditional Medicine Conference, April 2000, Beijing, China. Chen YX, Wu J, Wu SH. Retrospective analysis of hairy cell leukemia. Submitted Wu SH, Wu J, Su YA. Treatment of 12 cases of facial paralysis using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) International Acupuncture Symposium, October 1998, Barcelona, Spain. Wu J, Wu SH. Treatment of coronary heart disease by danshen-huoxue tang and acupuncture. International Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine, September 1998, New York City.
HONORS: Recognized as outstanding student during all five years at Xian Medical University
CITIZENSHIP AND VISA STATUS: Citizenship: People’s Republic of China Visa Status: U.S. Permanent Resident