Adela Wu, MD

Adela was born and raised in Arcadia, CA, before heading east for her undergraduate and medical studies. At Brown University, she studied Neuroscience and English Literature, completing honors theses in both disciplines. She then attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she pursued an additional year dedicated to glioma immunotherapy research under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Lim. Her interests outside of neurosurgery include writing, contemporary and classic literature, illustration and graphic design, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.


2018 – Present
Stanford University
 – Palo Alto, CA
Department of Neurosurgery
Resident Physician

2013 – 2018                                                                                 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
– Baltimore, MD

Brown University
 Program in Liberal Medical Education– Providence, RI
Sc.B. Neuroscience (Honors), A.B. English (Honors), magna cum laude

Research Interests:

Neuro-oncology, Immunotherapy, Functional neurosurgery

Program Completion:


Awards and Honors:

Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute Scholar (2016-2017)
American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowship (2016)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dean’s Funding (2014)
Sigma Xi (2013)
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society (2012)
Robert C. Byrd Scholar (2009-2011)


Adela Wu