Douglas Wu, M.D.
Meet Douglas Wu, M.D.
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Dr. 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.

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.
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ADDITIONAL ACCREDITATIONS
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; cash prize of $75

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
with a value of approximately $14 000 per year for two years

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, totaling 
roughly $60 000 per year for 3 years.

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; cash total of roughly 
$12 500 per year for 3 years

AHFMR Summer Studentship, University of Alberta 2000 – 2003
These awards are offered to students with exceptional academic records and a keen 
interest in research; monetary value of $5200 per summer

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; monetary 
value of $20 000

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. Monetary value of $5000  

University of Toronto Scholar, University of Toronto 1999 – 2002
This award is granted on the basis of exceptional academic achievement; monetary 
value of $3000

St. Michael’s College Foundation Scholarship, University of Toronto 1999 – 2002
This award is granted on the basis of exceptional academic achievement; monetary 
value of $8000

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Foundation 1996 – 1999
This award is granted to all Alberta high school students who achieve academic Honors 
upon graduation; monetary value of $2500

EDUCATION
Fellow and Director of Research       2014-2015
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Program Director: Dr. Mitchel Goldman
San Diego, California 

University of Alberta
Dermatology Resident       2009-2014
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
MD/PhD Program 2007-2009

University of Oxford
Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology
Program Director: Professor Kathryn Wood 2004-2007

University of Alberta
Doctor of Medicine 2002-2004

University of Toronto
Bachelor of Science with High Distinction 1999-2002

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