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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Opens Huguley Practice

Michael Wood, M.D., has opened a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery practice at Huguley Memorial Medical Center. 

Prior to joining Huguley, Dr. Wood was an assistant professor of surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, and an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at two hospitals:  San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, California and Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

With twenty years’ experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Wood has extensive experience performing coronary bypass surgeries, heart valve repair and replacement, complex aortic aneurism repair, endoscopic surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and thorascopic surgery.  He also performs innovative cardiovascular surgeries including beating heart surgery and minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery, in which the heart is accessed through the rib cage.

Dr. Wood has been recognized nationally and in California for professional excellence, including his selection by his colleagues from 1999 through 2009 as one of the top cardiovascular surgeons featured yearly in the Best Doctor edition of Inland Empire magazine, which serves southern California.  He was presented with the Patients’ Choice Award in 2009 that is given to less than 5% of the more than 720,000 active physicians in the country. He is a frequent presenter and guest lecturer at medical conferences. 

 After graduating from Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tennessee, he earned a Medical Degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Wood then completed eight years of residency training in cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

Board certified in surgery, thoracic surgery and critical care surgery, Dr. Wood is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the International Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.  He holds memberships in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Heart Rhythm Society, among others.

Dr. Wood joins the staff of Huguley Medical Associates, the fastest growing physician group in Johnson County.  It offers practice management services including staffing, billing and collections, technology services, bookkeeping, marketing and other administrative tasks.  Almost twenty primary care and specialist physicians with Huguley Medical Associates have offices in Alvarado, Burleson, Crowley, Grandview, Keene, and on the Huguley campus.

Dr. Wood shares an office with general surgeons Wesley Marquart, M.D. and Ronny Ford, M.D.  Located in suite 112 of the Medical Office Buildings on the Huguley campus, the office accepts Medicare and most insurance plans.  For appointments or additional information, the office may be reached by phone at 817-293-5547.