Ernest H. Wood, MD, In Memoriam

Ernest H. Wood, MD, was the first chair of the Department of Radiology at N.C. Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Wood was recruited as the first chair of the Department of Radiology at N.C. Memorial Hospital in 1952.Although Dr. Wood died in 1975 at the young age of 60, his legacy, including his contributions to UNC Hospitals and the greater field of neuroradiology, lives on. For the past 15 years, the Annual Ernest H. Wood Lecture has been presented in his honor at UNC, by various visiting radiologists. His tenure at UNC and his involvement as one of 14 founding members of the American Society of Neuroradiology are just two of the many roles Dr. Wood held as an educator, a writer, a researcher and a leader. It is fitting, then, that such an accomplished and distinguished individual be an integral leader of UNC Hospitals from the very beginning.

The "Those Who Have Come Before Us" profiles were originally published in a special 60th Anniversary Issue of Well. Well is published four times annually by UNC Health Care. Click here to view this issue, as well as archived issues, online. To subscribe to Well, send your name and address to: publications@unch.unc.edu.

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