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.”
- Access to Mayo Clinic Health Information – www.orthodoc.aaos.org/johnbwoodmd/ – Dr. John Wood’s home page
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons