cosmetic and medical dermatologist dr wuDr. Douglas C. Wu is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the USA with specialty training in cosmetic surgery via the prestigious American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship program. His contributions to the fields of aesthetic medicine include work in advancing photorejuvenation, laser resurfacing, laser tattoo removal, injectable techniques, liposculpture, non-invasive body contouring, and skin tightening. He has authored numerous medical articles and textbook chapters in both general and aesthetic dermatological literature and lectures at major conferences across the globe. Dr. Wu utilizes cutting edge techniques to develop uniquely tailored treatments designed to address the specific needs of his patients.

As Associate Research Director at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, Dr. Wu supervises between 20 and 30 ongoing clinical trials at any given time, placing him at the forefront of discovery and innovation in cosmetic dermatology. These trials have included collaborations with Allergan (Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm®, Voluma® XC), Galderma® (Restylane®, Perlane®, Dysport®), Merz Pharma (Radiesse®, Belotero®, Xeomin®), Ulthera®, Thermage®, CoolScuplting®, ThermiRF®, Cynosure®, Syneron®, and many others. By testing and optimizing new products and devices, Dr. Wu ensures that they are safely and effectively utilized by other physicians and aesthetic practitioners around the world. In this role, Dr. Wu has successfully treated thousands of patients using the most advanced skillsets and technologies.real self top doctor wu

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a BSc in Human Biology, Dr. Wu pursued a medical degree at the University of Alberta. Partway through his medical education, he received a full scholarship to attend the University of Oxford, England. While at Oxford, Dr. Wu completed a PhD in Clinical Immunology before returning to Canada to finish his dermatology residency. Further cosmetic surgery training included completion of a fellowship through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. His current interests include laser pigment removal, fat reduction, hair regrowth, and nonsurgical skin tightening.

Dr. Wu is a fellow of the following organizations:

• American Academy of Dermatology
• American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
• Canadian Dermatology Association
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Wu speaks both English and Cantonese fluently. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys competitive badminton and classical piano.

Douglas C. Wu. MD, PhD

EDUCATION

Fellow and Associate Research Director                                                        

2014-2015

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Program Director: Dr. Mitchel Goldman

San Diego, California

 

University of Alberta

2009-2014

Dermatology Resident                                                                            

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

 

University of Alberta

2007-2009

MD/PhD Program

 

University of Oxford

2004-2007

Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology

Program Director: Professor Kathryn Wood

 

University of Alberta

2002-2004

Doctor of Medicine

 

University of Toronto

1999-2002

Bachelor of Science with High Distinction

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like plaques: a rare cutaneous manifestation of primary systemic amyloidosis. A case report and review of the literature”

Wat, H., Wu, D.C., Mahmood, N.M., Brassard, A.

JAMA Dermatol 2014 Jun 4 E pub ahead of print.

 

“Application of intense pulsed light in the treatment of dermatologic disease: a systematic review”

Wat, H., Wu, D.C., Rao, J., Goldman, M.P.

Dermatol Surg 2014 Apr; 40(4):359-77.

 

“A comparison of intense pulsed light versus 1927 nm fractionated thulium fiber laser for the rejuvenation of the chest”

Wu D.C., Friedmann D.P., Fabi S.G., Goldman M.P., Fitzpatrick R.E.

Dermatol Surg 2014 Feb;40(2): 129-33

 

“Eruptive condyloma accuminata after initiation of infliximab treatment for folliculitis decalvans”

Wu D.C., Salopek T.G.

Epub Dec 4, 2013 Case Reports in Dermatology

April 2013

 

“Ex-vivo expanded human regulatory T cells can prolong survival of a human islet allograft in a humanized mouse model”

Wu D.C., Hester J., Nadig S.N., Zhang W., Trzonkowski P., Gray D., Johnson P., Wood K.J.

Transplantation. 2013 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Pseudomonas skin infections:  clinical features, epidermiology, and treatment

Wu D.C., Chan W., Metelitsa A.I., Fiorillo L., Lin A.

The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 2011 Jun 1;12(3):157-69

 

“In vivo prevention of transplant arteriosclerosis by ex vivo expanded human regulatory T cells”

Nadig S.N.*, Weickiewicz J.*, Wu D.C., Warnecke G., Zhang W., Luo S., Schiopu, A., Taggart D.P., Wood K.J.

Nature Medicine. 2010 Jul;16(7):809-13.

Chronic ulceration of the lower limb: a practical approach to diagnosis, management, and prevention”

Wu D.C., Metelitsa A.I., Rao J.

The Canadian Journal of Continuing Medical Education

2009

 

Approaches to immunological tolerance and potential application to islet transplantation”

Wu D.C., Feng G., Wood K.J.

Pancreas, Islet and Stem cell transplantation for the cure of diabetes (Second Edition) edited by Professor Nadey Hakim, Professor Robert Stratta, Professor Derek Gray, Professor Peter Friend and Professor Alan Coleman; Oxford University Press January 2009.

 

“Embryonic stem cells possess a fragile immune privilege, but still represent novel targets of immune attack”

Wu D.C.*, Boyd A.S.*, Wood K.J.

Stem Cells. 2008 Aug;26(8):1939-50.

 

“A Comparison of Protocols used to Generate Insulin-producing Cell Clusters from Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells.”

Boyd A.S.*, Wu D.C.*, Wood K.J.

Stem Cells. 2008 May;26(5):1128-37

 

“Embryonic stem cell transplantation: potential applicability in cell replacement therapy and regenerative medicine.”

Wu D.C., Boyd A.S., Wood K.J.

Front Biosci. 2007 May 1;12:4525-35.

 

“Effect of core pancreas temperature during cadaveric procurement on human islet isolation and functional viability”

Lakey J.R., Kneteman N.M., Rajotte R.V., Wu D.C., Bigam D., Shapiro A.M.

Transplantation. 2002 Apr 15;73(7):1106-10.

CLINICAL TRIALS

Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of the Picosecond Alexandrite Laser with a Specialized Lens Array for the Treatment of the Photoaging Decolletage

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

A Prospective, Evaluator-Blinded Study of Post-Treatment Self-Massage vs No Massage Following Soft Tissue Augmentation with Injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

Safety and Efficacy of Escalating Doses of Two LEO 43204 Formulations Applied Once Daily for Two Consecutive Days on Full Face or Approximately 250 cm2 on the Chest in Subjects with Actinic Keratosis

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

Safety and Efficacy of Escalating Doses of LEO 43204 Applied Once Daily for Two Consecutive Days on Approximately 250 cm2 on Trunk and Extremities in Subjects with Actinic Keratosis

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

A Pilot Prospective Clinical Trial to Evaluate The Efficacy and Safety of Large-Scale Field-Directed Topical Therapy of Actinic Keratosis of the Chest with Ingenol Mebutate 0.015%

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

A Single-Center Investigator-Initiated Double-Blinded Randomized Bilateral Comparison Pilot Study of Injectable Calcium Hydroxylapatite With and Without Triamcinolone Acetate for the Treatment of Volume Loss to Dorsum Areas of the Hands

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

Pomega MDTM Topical Healing Regimen vs. Placebo Following Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing of the Face

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Duration of Effect of RT001 Topical Gel for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Lateral Canthal Lines in Adults (RADIANT)

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

Study of a Topical Nanoparticle Followed by Treatment with Laser for Skin Resurfacing

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

An Open-Label Study Assessing the Efficacy and Tolerability of a Series of Two Intense Pulsed Light Treatments with a Topical Multimodal Skin Brightener in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Facial Hyperpigmentation

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

An Investigator-Initiated Single-Center Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Treatments Using the ThermiRFTM for Skin Laxity in the Inferior Aspect of the Upper Arms

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

TR-987 vs Placebo Following Fractioned CO2 Laser Resurfacing of the Chest

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

Evaluation of the Ulthera® System for Lifting of the Buttock

Principle Investigator: Fabi S.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

 

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate Three Doses of QM1114-DP in the Treatment of Moderate to Very Severe Glabellar Lines

Principle Investigator: Goldman, M.P.

Sub-Investigator: Wu D.C.

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Best Poster Presentation Award, Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation     Sept 2008

This award was won in a poster presentation competition that included MD/PhD students and medical residents in the Clinician Investigator Program

Canadian Institutes of Health Research MD/PhD Studentship           2007 – 2009

This award was granted on the basis of exceptional achievement as an MD/PhD student 

 

Clarendon Scholarship, University of Oxford                                           2004 – 2007

This award was won in open competition against all international students applying to the University of Oxford; it granted a full scholarship for tuition and college fees

 

Hector Pilling Scholarship, University of Oxford                                     2004 – 2007

This award is granted once every two years by the University of Oxford to a single student and is a full scholarship for living expenditure while studying there

 

AHFMR Summer Studentship, University of Alberta                               2000 – 2003

These awards are offered to students with exceptional academic records and a keen interest in research

 

Dean’s List, University of Toronto                                                              1999 – 2002

These awards are granted on the basis of exceptional academic achievement

 

 

Fairfax Financial Ltd. Scholarship, University of Toronto                      1999 – 2002

This award was granted on the basis of exceptional academic achievement

 

National Biology Competition Scholarship, University of Toronto      1999 – 2002

This award was won via the annual National Biology Competition administered by the University of Toronto; the competition involves over 5500 Canadian high school students and a top 15 placing in the country is required to win

 

 

University of Toronto Scholar, University of Toronto                              1999 – 2002

This award is granted on the basis of exceptional academic achievement

 

St. Michael’s College Foundation Scholarship, University of Toronto      1999 – 2002

This award is granted on the basis of exceptional academic achievement

 

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Foundation      1996 – 1999

This award is granted to all Alberta high school students who achieve academic Honors upon graduation

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Conference                                2014

Resident and Fellow Symposium

 

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Conference               2014

“Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like plaques: a rare cutaneous manifestation of primary systemic amyloidosis”

 

Canadian Dermatology Association Conference                                             2014

“Facial rejuvenation via the sequential combined use of multiple laser modalities: safety and efficacy”

 

World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology                                                     2013

“Successful treatment of life-threatening toxic epidermal necrolysis with N-acetylcysteine in an infant”

 

Canadian Dermatology Association Conference                                             2013

“Neoplastic ulcers in the setting of radiation therapy: special considerations for adequate wound care and healing”

 

Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation, Youth Investigator’s Forum        2008

“Human regulatory T cells prevent the rejection of a human islet allograft”

Abtract: published in Clinical and Investigative Medicine, 2008

Awarded best poster prize

 

Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation, Youth Investigator’s Forum        2007

“The immunobiology of embryonic stem cells”

Abstract: published in Clinical and Investigative Medicine, 2007

 

Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation, Youth Investigator’s Forum        2005

“The derivation and characterization of insulin-producing cell clusters from embryonic stem cells”

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Concert Piano

Formally trained for 10 years with the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto Performer’s Diploma in Piano

Multiple award winning performances at the annual Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival Competitions

 

Chess

Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships, University of Toronto Team Member   2000

3 time under 19 Alberta Chess Champion

2 time under 16 Alberta Chess Champion

9 time Alberta Provincial Grade Level Chess Champion

Sports

University of Oxford Varsity Badminton Squad, Dark Blue                    2004-2007

Top 20 Alberta provincial ranking in badminton Men’s Singles         2007-2012