Dr. Wood is The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery for the University of Washington. He is a world-renowned surgeon in…
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Patient Care Philosophy
I try to take care of each patient as if he or she were a member of my own family. I strongly believe that prompt and efficient evaluation and clear explanations help patients make good decisions. Our goal is that every cancer patient will have a work-up completed and a treatment plan defined within a few days of his or her first phone call to our office.
Dr. Wood enjoys traveling with his family. He is an avid photographer, downhill and water skier, and likes to run and lift weights to keep fit. He has aspirations to become skilled in kite boarding, but has not quite mastered it yet.
Thoracic oncology (lung, esophageal, mediastinal and chest wall tumors), benign and malignant airway disease and emphysema surgery.
Thoracic oncology, tracheobronchial pathology, as well as, surgery and endobronchial therapies for emphysema.
Dr. Wood leads the multi-disciplinary thoracic oncology team at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, who are involved in a wide variety of clinical trials for lung and esophageal cancer. He holds the UW Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research and is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters.
Dr. Wood developed one of the early programs in lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for severe emphysema, initiating the program at UW in 1994. He was a major participant in the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) for which he was a co–principal investigator and wrote the surgical protocols for Medicare and the National Institutes of Health. The Agency for Health Research and Quality also sponsored a cost-effectiveness analysis of LVRS within the treatment trial, the largest cost-effectiveness study ever performed in a clinical study. He was the primary NETT clinician involved in the cost-effectiveness study; he subsequently worked directly with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials in developing the national coverage determinations for LVRS and the site selection criteria.
|Harvard Medical School||Medical education||1983
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Fellowship||
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Internship||
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Residency||
|American Board of Thoracic Surgery||Thoracic Surgery||1993
|American Board of Surgery||Surgery||1990