Douglas Wood, MD, FACS, FRCS Ed
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Dr. Douglas E. Wood is The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at University of Washington. Dr. Wood received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Wood was originally recruited to the University of Washington in 1992 to build a new Section of General Thoracic Surgery, and over the subsequent two decades the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery has grown to be one of the leading clinical and academic cardiothoracic programs in the U.S. Before assuming the role of department chair, Dr. Wood was the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research at the University of Washington


Dr. Wood is past president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, and Seattle Surgical Society, previously serving as Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and Chair of the ACGME Thoracic RRC.  Dr. Wood is currently the President of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation, President of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet), Co-Chair of the American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Roundtable, Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Lung Cancer Screening Panel, and Vice-Chair of the NCCN Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Panel. Dr. Wood has been a long-standing leader in academic surgery, with 250 publications, serving as a visiting professor at over 50 institutions worldwide. He is a strong advocate for increasing collaboration between specialties, medical specialty societies, and national bodies in the mission of improving the care for patients with cardiac and thoracic disease.