Douglas E. Wood M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.Ed. Accepting new patients

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Esophageal cancer care, General surgery, Lung cancer, Pulmonary and respiratory disease care, Thoracic surgery




Douglas Wood, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.Ed., is a board certified surgeon at UW Medical Center’s Thoracic Surgery Clinic and the UW’s Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of Surgery.

Dr. Wood is world-renowned in thoracic oncology, particularly lung and esophageal cancer. He is also a national and international leader in the management of complex airway disease and in the surgical management of end-stage lung disease. He has led the UW Thoracic Group to be the leading referral center for patients from all over the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Wood earned his M.D. from Harvard. He is board certified in both Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Wood has had a major role in leadership and policy in surgery and thoracic oncology nationally and internationally. He has leadership roles in many medical organizations and has been a visiting professor at over 50 institutions worldwide.

Personal Interests

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 Surgery Clinic at UWMC

Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Lung, esophageal and other chest cancer treatments

Lung transplantation services UW Medical Center

Lung Transplantation Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Lung transplantation care

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109


Breast cancer, Cancer care, Colorectal cancer, Gynecologic oncology

Harvard Medical School

Medical education, 1983

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship, General Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

Internship, General Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency, General Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery, 1993, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery, 1990, American Board of Surgery