Becky S. Wu, MD

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Becky S. Wu, MD, is a psychiatrist with Neurodevelopment and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies


Psychiatry - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Child and Adolescent psychiatry - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)

Board Certification

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Wu, B.S., Sonagra, M. & Gmuca, S. Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome: Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Family Impact and Psychosocial Risk Factors. Poster presented: Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry annual virtual meeting; 2020, November 12.


Knightly, T.J, Wu, B.S. & Faden, A Case of Cotard’s Syndrome: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Poster presented at: American Psychiatric Association annual meeting; 2019, May 18; San Francisco, CA.

Wu, B.S. & Kersun, J.M. Fear: A Possible Manic Trigger. Journal of Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders (letter to the editor). 2019, Feb; 21(1).


Wu, B.S. & Kersun, J.M. Fear: A Possible Manic Trigger. Poster presented at: American Psychiatric Association annual meeting; 2018, May 5; New York, NY.

Wu, B.S., Trinh, J., Ortiz-Torrent, N., & Dalseth, N. ECT and Catatonia: Legal Challenges and Implications. Poster presented at: Colloquium of Scholars, annual update in psychiatry; 2018, Apr. 14; Philadelphia, PA; and Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Annual meeting; 2018, Nov 15; Orlando, FL.


Wu, B.S., Weinberger, A.H., Mancuso, E., Wing, V.C., Haji-Khamneh, B., Levinson, A.J., & George, T.P. A Preliminary Feasibility Study of Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Bipolar Disorder (letter to the editor). Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 2012, Apr; 8(2): 131-132.

Wing, V.C., Bacher, I., Wu, B.S., Daskalakis, Z.J., & George, T.P. High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation reduces tobacco craving in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2012, Mar; 139(1-3): 264-266.

George, T.P., Wu, B.S., & Weinberger, A.H. A Review of Smoking Cessation in Bipolar Disorder: Implications for Future Research. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 2012, Jan; 8(2): 126-130.


Bacher, I., Wu, B.S., Shytle, D.R., & George, T.P. Mecamylamine – a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist with potential for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorder. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 2009, Nov; 10(16): 2709-2721.

Wu, B.S., & George, T.P. Pharmacotherapies for nicotine addiction in adults and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry. 2010, May; 1(2): 165-174.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2021-present, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry