Dr. Yuewei Wu-Fienberg is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). Dr. Wu is a fellowship-trained Plastic and Hand Surgeon, and she focuses on the treatment of disorders and injuries of the hand and wrist, as well as limb preservation after major trauma. Her areas of expertise include fractures and dislocations in the hand and wrist; carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes; trigger finger; nerve and tendon injuries; and arthritis of the wrist, hand, and fingers. She offers endoscopic, arthroscopic, and other minimally invasive techniques for appropriate patients. She finds that the most gratifying part of her job is helping patients return to their jobs and hobbies.
Dr. Wu attended college at the University of Chicago, earning dual Bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and graduating with Honors. She received her medical degree from the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. During her time there, she spent an additional year doing basic science research on nerve regeneration under the direction of Dr. Susan Mackinnon, earning a Master’s degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. She went on to complete Plastic Surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University and combined Plastic and Orthopedic Hand fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wu has published numerous scientific articles and has won several awards for her research. She is board certified in Plastic Surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Wu enjoys travel, food, hiking, and board games. She is a devoted wife and doggy mom.