Dr. Wu was born to Taiwanese immigrants in Oklahoma. He lived in Taiwan, Oklahoma, and Kentucky before moving to Huntsville in the early ’90s and came to Birmingham for medical school in 1998. After moving up north for residency, he decided that Birmingham was home, and after moving back and finishing residency at UAB, joined Simon-Williamson Clinic in 2005.
Dr. Wu practices traditional Internal Medicine and sees his own patients at Brookwood Baptist Princeton Hospital in addition to maintaining a busy outpatient practice. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM) and certified by NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program. He has held various leadership positions, serving on Princeton’s Medical Executive Committee for 5 years with a short stint as interim Medical Staff President, was SWC’s President from June 2014 to October 2016, and currently serves as Vice President and Managing Partner for Recruiting and Physician Development. He can’t imagine a better place to practice medicine and a better community to be a part of. He believes in spending quality time with patients, educating them about their medical problems and helping them make informed decisions about their health with the goal of improving their long term quality of life. Alex Crumpton, CRNP, is his nurse practitioner, and they work closely together to provide attentive care to their patients.
Dr. Wu is married, has 3 children, and lives in Homewood. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, hiking, world travel, and landscape photography. He is an avid “foodie” and is always looking for new places to explore. You can follow his adventures at josephwu.smugmug.com.
Johns Hopkins University 1994-1998
University of Alabama School of Medicine 1998-2002
University of Michigan 2002-2004
University of Alabama at Birmingham 2004-2005
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