PARC November Seminar : Disparities in Perioperative Pain Management
Dr. Arthur Wood
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Wood is a board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in pain medicine. He directs the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic as well as the hospital’s Perioperative and Trauma Acute Pain Consult Service. Dr. Wood’s research and creative activities focus on peripheral nerve injury, neuropathic pain, and disparities in pain care. His current projects focus on using high-throughput omics technologies to identify biomarkers for nerve injury and studying disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic post-surgical pain. Dr. Wood is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and completed his education at Duke University and Harvard Medical School before settling in the Bay Area. Prior to working at UCSF, he completed a health systems fellowship at Stanford University where he focused on reducing total cost of care for patients with spine pain while improving outcomes.