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Dr. Douglas Wood is one of two recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The award was presented at the society’s annuaDr. Douglas Woodl  meeting in San Diego on Jan. 28. Dr. Wood  is the Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington.

The citation reads: “A world-renowned surgeon in thoracic oncology, Dr. Wood specializes in lung and esophageal cancer. He is a national and international leader in the management of complex airway diseases and in the surgical management of end-stage lung disease. … Throughout his career, Dr. Wood has been a prolific surgeon-scientist, with more than 20 grants and 200 publications. He also has been devoted to graduate medical education. Passionate about working with residents and junior faculty in both US and international programs, he has been a visiting professor at approximately 50 institutions worldwide.”

Read more in the STC Meeting Bulletin.