New Faculty

Dr. Lucas Gu joins the Department of Medicine

Lucas Gu, DO

Dr. Lucas Gu joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2020. Dr. Gu is from Madison, Wisconsin. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from University of Wisconsin Madison in 2011. During his undergraduate training, he was awarded the Hilldale research scholarship for his research in the folding and remodeling of protein in yeast cells. Before beginning medical school, Dr. Gu was a research specialist at Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he performed research in calcium regulation and homeostasis in heart failure cardiomyocytes. Dr. Gu obtained his medical degree from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine where he was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society. Dr. Gu went on to complete his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital in 2019 with a focus on global health. During residency Dr. Gu volunteered with Global First Responders, an international medical relief organization that delivers medical aid relief, health education and community development to underserved areas around the globe. He was part of a global health mission to Puttaparthi, India in 2019 where he performed medical outreach to underserved populations of India. Dr. Gu enjoys teaching and working with medical students and residents. He actively engages medical students and residents, together and their work has been presented at both regional and national conferences. Dr. Gu plans to continue to be involved in medical education and global health. Outside of work Dr. Gu enjoys traveling, hiking, jogging and rock climbing. He has been to 12 countries and counting.