Medical Team

John B. Wood, M.D.

General Orthopaedics | Total Joint Replacement

John B. Wood, MD earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and his Medical Degree Summa Cum Laude from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. He continued his training with an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Wood served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Services for the 77th Medical Group, McClellan Airforce Base in Sacramento, California from 1992 to 1995.

Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Wood also holds a subspecialty certificate in Sports Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and maintains privileges at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital, and Heartland Regional Medical Center. He served as a team physician for the SIU Salukis from 1998 to 2016.

Message to Patients:

“I believe that the vast majority of orthopaedic problems are amenable to conservative, non-surgical treatments. When surgery becomes an option, I believe that patients need to have all the facts regarding both surgical and non-surgical treatments so that they may be an integral part in the treatment decision making process.”

Mayo Clinic

  • Access to Mayo Clinic Health Information – – Dr. John Wood’s home page


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Practice Locations

Where Dr. Wood practices

  • OISI – Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL

  • The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois

    Herrin, IL

  • Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center (SIOC)

    Herrin, IL

  • SIH – Herrin Hospital

    Herrin, IL

  • SIH – Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.