Trauma Surgeon Dr. Anna Wu Joins Staff

Trauma surgeon Anna Wu, MD, has joined the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery at Albany Medical Center, a member of the Albany Med Health System.

Trauma and critical care surgeons have advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment, and support of critically ill and injured patients, particularly trauma victims and patients with serious infections and organ failure. Dr. Wu completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Rochester and a residency in General Surgery at Albany Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Wu is a member of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. She authored “Pediatric Evidence-Based Imaging Guidelines Significantly Reduces Radiation Exposure to Injured Children,” published in the journal Trauma.

Albany Medical Center has the only Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Programs in northeastern New York, treating the most critically ill and seriously injured patients throughout the region. Factors that qualify a hospital for a Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons include 24-hour availability of care from surgeons, prevention and public education efforts in surrounding communities, continuing education of trauma program members, and the establishment of a comprehensive quality assessment program.