Eijean Wu, MD


Eijean Wu, MD, MPP
has watched downtown LA transform over the past 7 years into a vibrant, diverse metropolitan center. She is excited to contribute to its creative energy by serving the growing community.

Dr. Wu earned her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and completed OB/GYN residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. While serving as a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, she received subspecialty training in gynecologic oncology. Additionally, she holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Bachelor’s in History of Science from Harvard University. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Wu and her team offer a full spectrum of care from diagnosis to outcome, for women with uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and pregnancy-related cancers. She is committed to seeing patients through every step of their cancer journey.

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BUSINESS ADDRESS
Gynecologic Oncology Associates
Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
1513 South Grand Avenue, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ph: (213) 742-6400
Fax: (213) 765-4080

RECENT POSITIONS
GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY ASSOCIATES, Los Angeles, CA, 2017 ~ Present
Gynecologic Oncologist, Downtown Los Angeles Division
Hospitals: Good Samaritan Hospital, California Hospital Medical Center

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Fresno, CA, 2015 ~ present
Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, Fresno, CA, 2016 ~ 10/2017
Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology and Surgical Services, Community Medical Centers

ST. AGNES MEDICAL PROVIDERS, Fresno, CA, 2014 ~ 3/2016
Gynecologic Oncologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chair, St. Agnes Medical Center Cancer Committee, 2015

Chair, St. Agnes Medical Center Oncology Symposium, 2015

EDUCATION
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1995 ~ 1999
A.B. cum laude in History and Science. Coursework focus: history of medicine, social medicine, and medical anthropology. Senior thesis – The Solidity of Blood: Groups, Disciplines, and interests.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, 2000 ~ 2002
Master in Public Policy. Concentration in health care policy and leadership. Thesis – Mending the
Public Safety Net: A Strategic Approach to Reducing Emergency Department Overcrowding in MA.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2003 ~ 2007
Medical Doctor

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 2007 ~ 2011
Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 ~ 2014
Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2015

Written Examination in Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,June 2014

Written Examination in Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,June 2011

HONORS
Fellow Research Award for Outstanding Presentation, 2013

Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, 2011

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Clinical Poster Award at the 42nd Annual Meeting, 2011

Samuel G. Oberlander, MD Memorial Award for Leadership in the Education of Medical Students, 2010

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Galloway Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, 2010

2007 Beatrice Tucker Award for outstanding performance in the OB/GYN clerkship, 2007

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – community service and research project (200+ hours) completed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern Memorial Hospital; focus on raising health care providers’ awareness of health and accessibility issues for women with disabilities., 2006 ~ 2007

Special recognition for outstanding poster, Social and Political Dimensions of the Obesity Epidemic, presented for College Curriculum Focus course at the Feinberg School of Medicine, 2004

Elected Co-Editor, Asian American Policy Review, published by the Kennedy School of Government, 2000 ~ 2001

Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for undergraduate honors thesis, 1999

Harvard College Scholarship for academic distinction, 1996 ~ 1999

PUBLICATIONS
January 2015: Wu E, Rogers A, Ji L, Sposto R, Church T, Roman L, Tripathy D, Lin YG. Escalation of Oncologic Services at the End of Life Among Patients With Gynecologic Cancer at an Urban, Public Hospital. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Jan 20. pii: JOP.2014.001529.

June 2014: Eskander R, Osann, K, Dickson E, Holman L, Rauh-Hain A, Spoozak L, Wu E, Krill L, Fader AN, Tewari KS. Assessment of Palliative Care Training in Gynecologic Oncology: A Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Research Network Study. Gynecologic Oncology 2014;134(2):379-84.

February 2013: Gray M, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Yoo E, Yang W, Wu E, Lee A, Lin Y. AKT Inhibition Mitigates GRP78 (Glucose- regulated Protein) Expression and Contribution to Chemoresistance in Endometrial Cancers. Int. J. Cancer, 133: 21–30.

October 2011: Wieland DL, Reimers LL, Wu E, Nathan LM, Gruenberg T, Abadi M, Einstein MH. Performance of Implementing Guideline-Driven Cervical Cancer Screening in an Inner City Hospital System. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2011 Oct;15(4):296-302.

May 2006: Witt WP, Fortuna L, Wu E, Kahn RS, Winickoff JP, Pirraglia PA, Ferris TG, Kuhlthau K. Children’s use of motor vehicle restraints: maternal psychological distress, maternal motor vehicle restraint practices, and sociodemographics. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2006 May-June;6(3):145-51.

PRESENTATIONS
March 2017: E Wu. Ovarian Masses in the Primary Care Setting. Invited presentation at the Women’s Health Symposium, Clovis Community Medical Center, Clovis, CA.

October 2015: E Wu. Evaluation of HPV-related Gynecologic Diseases in the Primary Care Setting. Invited presentation at the Women’s Health Symposium, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, CA.

August 2015: E Wu. Updates in Cervical Cancer Care. Invited Grand Rounds presentation to the medical staff, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, CA.

May 2015: E Wu. Updates in Cervical Cancer Care. Invited Grand Rounds presentation to the medical staff, Mercy Medical Center and UC Davis Cancer Center, Merced, CA.

March 2015: E Wu. Valuing Cancer Screening and Treatment: A Primer on Cost-Effectiveness Analyses. Invited presentation at California Cancer Registrar’s Association’s regional education meeting, Fresno, CA.

September 2014: E Wu. Updates in Cervical Cancer Care. Invited Grand Rounds presentation to the medical staff,Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, CA.

January 2014: E Wu. Women’s Health in the Age of the Affordable Care Act. Invited presentation at the Third Annual Women’s Health Symposium, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine,Los Angeles, CA.

March 2013: E Wu, A Rogers, L Ji, R Sposto, T Church, D Tripathy, YG Lin YG. End-of-Life Health Care Utilization of Gynecologic Cancer Patients at an Urban, Public Hospital. Poster for Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

June 2012: E Wu, A Rogers, L Ji, R Sposto, T Church, D Tripathy, YG Lin YG. End-of-Life Health Care Utilization of Gynecologic Cancer Patients at an Urban, Public Hospital. Invited oral presentation at Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO) Annual Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA.

March 2012: E Wu, S Dandapani, A Rogers, J Yoo, L Ji, R Sposto, A Yessaian, H Pham, AS Lee, P Fauceglia, YG Lin. Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Induction and Response to Chemoradiation in Cervical Cancer. Poster for Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

February 2012: E Wu. What is Your Health Worth? A Primer on Cost- effectiveness Analyses. Invited Grand Rounds presentation to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

June 2011: K Taylor, J Hou, E Wu, S Shahabi. Complete Resolution of Extramammary Paget’s Disease of the Vulva with Radiation Therapy Alone. Invited oral presentation at Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Stowe, VT.

April 2011: E Wu, D Wieland, L Reimers, E Burton, T Gruenberg, M Abadi, M Einstein. Performance of Implementing Guideline Driven Cervical Cancer Screening Measures in an Inner City Hospital System. Poster for New York Obstetrical Society Research Day, New York, NY.

March 2011: E Wu, D Wieland, L Reimers, E Burton, T Gruenberg, M Abadi, M Einstein. Performance of Implementing Guideline Driven Cervical Cancer Screening Measures in an Inner City Hospital System. Featured Poster for Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

September 2009: E Wu. Health Care with Dignity for Women with Disabilities. Invited presentation for Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Fellows for Life Meeting, Chicago, IL.

October 2008: E Wu. Health Care with Dignity for Women with Disabilities. Invited presentation at the 2008 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Annual Fellows for Life Conference, Cambridge, MA.

March 2005: WP Witt and E Wu. The Role of Sociocultural Factors in Patient-Provider Communication. Invited presentation to first-year medical students, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

OTHER EMPLOYMENT
2004 ~ 2005: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Department of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Research Assistant for Whitney Witt, PhD, MPH.
Assisted in various aspects of grant-writing, manuscript preparation, and qualitative research, i.e. conducting focused literature reviews, summarizing background research, interpreting data, etc.
– Project topics included: maternal stress/mental health, caregiver burden, health disparities, preventive health care practices, obesity/BMI.

Summer 2004: CHARLES B. WANG COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, New York, NY
Project AHEAD (Asian Health Education And Development) Coordinator.
Supervised an 8-week summer program designed to provide training for college students interested in the health care field.
– Guided 6 interns in crafting and completing a health literacy project that reached out to immigrant populations through newspapers, pamphlets, posters, and radio programming. Project provided education on navigating the U.S. health care system and the Patients’ Bill of Rights. Project was presented at a press conference and two health fairs, serving about 3000 community members.
– Designed a curriculum of seminars and workshops to expose interns to the clinical, social, legal, managerial, and humanitarian aspects of providing health care in underserved communities.
– Oversaw practical field placement assignments for interns in different departments throughout the health center. Interns completed these projects: report on pediatric obesity among the health center’s patient population; needs assessment of the Vietnamese community; teen workshop on social anxiety; nutrition calendar; and diabetes literacy workshop manual for providers.

2002 ~ 2003: KIDNEY AND UROLOGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, New York, NY
Professional Liaison.
Worked closely with the Director of Programming and the Medical Advisory
Board to develop programs on kidney and urologic health for patients and professionals.
– Coordinated medical committees in planning regional and national conferences.
– Administered the review process for research and clinical grants and fellowships.
– Developed and wrote content for the Foundation’s web site and patient information pamphlets.

2001 ~ 2002: MOUNT AUBURN HOSPITAL, Cambridge, MA
Action Researcher. Assisted Medication Reliability Task Force in reviewing medication safety standards and achieving hospital-wide compliance to medication safety best practices.
– Monitored the implementation of medication safety best practices, through chart audits, quality assurance research, and patient and clinician interviews.
– Developed and assessed efficient outcomes indicators to track adverse drug events.

2000 ~ 2001: DIVISION OF HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND POLICY, Boston, MA
Health Care Analyst. Collaborated with analysts in the Health Data Policy Group to ensure data quality and to expand information collection from Massachusetts’ acute care hospitals.
– Coordinated 15-member workgroup focused on developing an Emergency Department database.
– Developed new data publication to track trends in observation stays.
– Executed quantitative analysis using demographic, financial and statistical data.
– Designed spreadsheet for hospital identification tracking.

1999 ~ 2000: ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY, Washington, DC
Research Associate. Produced written briefs encapsulating information gathered from secondary literature and primary interviews with consultants, industry experts, and health professionals.
– Compiled overviews regarding changes and concerns in health care markets and legislation.
– Tracked health care trends and their effects on providers, insurers, patients, and manufacturers.
– Investigated best health care industry practices.

1997 ~ 1998: HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Boston, MA
Research Assistant for S. Jody Heymann, MD, PhD. Worked on projects involving the effects of social policies on community health.
– Formulated historical outlines on the American labor movement, women’s movement, child care developments, and compulsory education laws for Heymann’s book, America’s Working Families.
– Conducted a literature review on Latino immigrant children and familial and environmental influences on their health for Heymann’s reference library.

COMMUNITY WORK
Spring 2005: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Committee Member, Student Forum on Race. Designed and facilitated first class-wide assembly to address dynamics of racial and ethnic identity in peer and professional interactions.

1999 ~ 2000: WASHINGTON FREE CLINIC, Washington, DC
Women’s Reproductive Health Promoter. Served as a patient advocate and educator for women seeking medical attention for preventive care, birth control, STDs, HIV/AIDS, and other health issues.

1997 ~ 1998: PHILLIPS BROOKS HOUSE ASSOCIATION, Cambridge, MA
Mentoring and Activities Coordinator for Cerebral Palsy Friends (CPF). Supervised 13 mentors for the Big Sibling program. Directed bi-monthly multiculturalism program for disabled children.

1993 ~ 1996: PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP FIRST AID SQUAD, Pompton Plains, NJ
Emergency Medical Technician. Licensed first responder in local medical emergencies.