Richard Wu, M.D.


Endowed Title: L. David Hillis, M.D. Professorship in Clinical Research in Cardiology; Dallas Heart Ball Chair in Cardiac Arrhythmia Research

Department: Internal Medicine


Medical School Duke University School of Medicine (1994)
Internship Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1995), Internal Medicine
Residency Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1997), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2001), Cardiovascular Disease
Advanced Fellowship Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002), Electrophysiology
Fellowship Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2002), Cardiac Electrophysiology

Clinical Interests

Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation & Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Premature Beats
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia - Superventricular (SVT) & Paroxysmal Superventricular (PSVT)
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias
Heart Rhythm Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Advanced Mapping of Rhythm Disorders
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
  • Causes and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation & Atrial Flutter
  • Device Therapy for Monitoring & Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Fluoroscopy Reduction
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
  • Implantable Loop Recorders
  • Medical Management of Arrhythmia Patients
  • Pacemaker/ICD Lead Extraction
  • Subcutaneous ICD
Cardiac Ablation Procedures
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryoballoon Ablation
  • Epicardial VT Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
Genetic Disorders - Familial Arrhythmias
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasis (ARVD)
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Catecholaminergic Polmorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
  • Genetic Testing for Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders
  • Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Prevention & Treatment of Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders
  • Short QT Syndrome
  • Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome

Research Interests

  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Catheter ablation guided by 3D cardiac imaging
  • Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • New catheter ablation technologies


  • Best Doctors in America
  • Charles Y.C. Pak, M.D. Cardiology Research and Training Grant
  • The Best Doctors in Dallas - D Magazine
  • NASPE Advanced Training Clinical Fellowship
  • Stanley J. Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Scholarship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society