Richard J. Wood, MD

Richard Wood

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Richard Wood, MBChB, FCPS(SA), is a pediatric surgeon serving as the Colorectal Surgery Director of the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery at The Ohio State University. He trained in General Surgery in the United Kingdom and South Africa and completed his Pediatric Surgery training at the Red Cross Children's Memorial Hospital in Cape Town. He subsequently completed a Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship at Nationwide Children's.

His areas of interest are complex pelvic reconstructive surgery, including anorectal malformations, cloacal malformations and Hirschsprung disease. His research interests focus on clinical colorectal and outcomes research. He is also the chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC), an international consortium of surgeons performing multi-center research in this field.

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Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Quality Award for Value in Surgery, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2017
  • Dr. Denis R. King Teacher of the Year, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2017
  • Chairman of Steering Committee, Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
  • Member, Colorectal Team Overseas (CTO)
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member, South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • Fellow, College of Paediatric Surgeons of South Africa
  • Member, Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Member, Advisory Board, Hirschsprung’s Disease Research Collaborative (HDRC)
  • Member, British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/25/2015

Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 09/24/2015
Fellowship Red Cross War Memorial Childrens Hospital Date Completed: 07/31/2011
Residency Groote Schuur Hospital Date Completed: 07/31/2007
Residency St. George's Hospital London Date Completed: 01/31/2006
Residency University College London Hospital & Middlesex Hos Date Completed: 01/31/2004
Residency University College London Hospital & Middlesex Hos Date Completed: 07/31/2003
Residency North Middlesex University Hospital Date Completed: 04/30/2003
Residency Edendale Hospital Pietermaritzburg Date Completed: 12/31/2002
Internship Pietermaritzburg Hospital Complex Date Completed: 12/31/2001
Medical School University of Stellenbosch Medical School Date Completed: 12/31/2000
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Richard Wood

Meet Dr. Richard Wood, Center for Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction

Dr. Richard Wood is Associate Director of our Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, one of the first centers in the world to formally integrate all specialties involved in providing complete care of the colon and rectum in kids.