Dr Wood is an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon with a special interest in paediatric ENT. He returned to Adelaide in July 2018 after achieving specialist training locally, interstate and overseas.
He has keen interests in all aspects of Paediatric ENT particularly sleep disordered breathing, head and neck masses, nasal disorders and ear disease. His special interests include the management of paediatric airway disorders, salivary gland disease and vascular malformations.
He graduated from the University of Sydney, School of Medicine, Australia’s oldest, and one of the world’s top 20 medical schools. He completed his internship in Adelaide at Flinders Medical Centre, where he developed an interest in ENT. This interest took him to Perth, where he completed his surgical training under the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, gaining his Fellowship in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2017.
He completed a Masters of Surgery from Flinders University for his research in laryngopharyngeal reflux, and was subsequently was awarded the Gordon Baron-Hay Award (formerly the RACS Registrar’s Award) in 2013 for this research.
During this time he was the surgical assistant in the first transoral robotic surgery to be conducted in Western Australia, and was a sessional lecturer at Curtin University in Speech Pathology.
Further international post-fellowship training, specialising in Paediatric ENT was gained at Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand in 2017 and 2018. His positions included Clinical/Research Fellow, followed by the Clinical Fellow position, with training in airway reconstruction, head and neck masses, vascular malformations, middle ear disorders and sleep apnoea management. He worked closely with the General Paediatricians, Paediatric Respiratory Physicians, Cardiothoracic Surgical unit, and the Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. He was successful in achieving Starship Foundation funding grants to furthering research.
With diverse interests in addition to medicine, he has Honours degrees in Psychology, and English literature. He has a keen interest in road and mountain biking, and is learning the guitar. He is married with 2 children.