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Dr. Wood

Douglas Wood
, D.O., Ph.D.
Dean School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Phone: (480) 219 - 6111

Dr. Wood came to AACOM in July 1995, from the Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where he was Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1991 to 1995 and Associate Dean from 1987 to 1991.  While at that institution, he was one of the founders of the Consortium for Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education and Training (COGMET). He also promoted the development of an educational continuum, and fostered the concept of community integration of medical education. 

Dr. Wood has lectured widely on diverse topics in the areas of medical education, internal medicine, nephrology, and leadership.  He has taught in both osteopathic and allopathic medical schools.  Long active in community service projects, from 1982 to 1995 he was chairperson of the State of Michigan's Certificate of Need Commission, a body appointed by the Governor of the State and with significant decision making authority in the area of health care.

Dr. Wood is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri.  He did graduate training in internal medicine at Mount Clemens General Hospital and nephrology at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.  He is certified in both of these areas.  He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Medical Education in the area of educational evaluation and research from the Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Wood has had extensive training in the field of leadership including three courses sponsored by the Covey Leadership Institute and three courses sponsored by Innovation Associates.  He has also trained at the Global Center for Leadership Studies at Binghamton University leading to becoming a Certified Leadership Trainer.  His research interests are in the areas of Dialysis and Medical Education.