Laura Wu, MD, PhD




ETMC First Physicians


Neurology residency, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Internship, Montefiore University Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY
Clinical fellow, Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
Clinical fellow, Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Clinical fellow in movement disorders, Department of Neurology, Chang- Gung Memorial Hospita
Doctor of Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan

Board Certifications:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards & Associations:

American Academy of Neurology
Movement Disorder Society
Highest percentile ranking, residency in-service training exams, Department of Neurology, Stony Brook University
Completion of United States Medical
Licensing Examinations
Chief fellow in movement disorders, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Scholarship, Molecular and Cell Biology program, University of Maryland
Multiple grants in movement disorder-related studies


Laura Wu, MD, PhD, comes to ETMC with a long list of accomplishments. They include three clinical fellowships in movement disorders, a number of medical honors and awards, and many published articles and presentations relating to her field of expertise.
Dr. Wu’s professional drive comes from her personal desire to help people with neurodegenerative conditions. “I have a lot of passion for taking care of patients. It’s so important to establish good communication because you have to know the person before making any diagnosis or treatment plans. Everyone has different needs and expectations.”
Working alongside George Plotkin, MD, at the ETMC Movement Disorders Center is the perfect setting for Dr. Wu and her ongoing quest for knowledge. “I’m very impressed with Dr. Plotkin’s background and the level of treatment that takes place here. For instance, I’ve never heard of a place that has four neurosurgeons who do deep brain stimulation procedures. I am looking forward to learning from them all.”