Andrea Wu, MD

Assistant Professor / Director, Adult Emergency Department, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center / David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Bio

Dr. Andrea Wu grew up in Maryland and graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in biology and minoring in psychology and Chinese. She then obtained her doctor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She went to Los
Angeles County (LAC) + University of Southern California (USC) for her emergency medicine residency, where she also served as the chief resident. Next, she completed a fellowship in Emergency Medicine Administration and during that time obtained a Master of Medical Management (MMM) from the USC Marshall School of Business. Currently, Dr. Wu is the Director of the Adult ED and clinical assistant
professor at Harbor-UCLA.

Dr. Wu has dedicated her career to the underserved. Due to the challenges that both patients and
clinicians faced in the new changes of health care, she decided to seek a MMM from the USC Marshall School of Business, combining key learning from traditional MBA and MPH curriculae to prepare her for a career in ED administration and operations. Dr. Wu’s current role as the Director of the Adult ED and full time faculty at Harbor-UCLA hones her clinical and administrative in a county hospital ED. Dr. Wu’s clinical expertise and interests are in operations, process and quality improvement, interdisciplinary team communication, airway management, critical care, and stroke.

She has previously also served the Director of the Rapid Medical Evaluation Program, where she
supervised nurse practitioners and managed a contract physician registry program that provided
services in the Medical Screen Exam program. During this time, Dr. Wu managed a $1.6 M budget, and redesigned the front end process of the ED. She helped to implement the Team Triage process of
simultaneous nursing and physician assessments at triage. The Team Triage project was awarded Los Angeles County’s high recognition, the Golden Eagle Award, as well as the Mega Million Dollar Award in the LAC 31st Annual Productivity and Quality Awards in 2017, for the most innovative and money saving quality improvement project across the entire Los Angeles County. Dr. Wu has also previously worked as the subject matter expert for the implementation of the electronic health record for LAC Department of Health Services (DHS), the Online Real-time Centralized Health Information Database (ORCHID), and remains involved in optimizing the program.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Cardiac Emergencies (EKGs, POC Echo, ACS)
  • Trauma and Critical Care (including Airway)
  • Operations, Finance, Health Care System Design
  • Ocular, Urologic emergencies

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