Winthrop Professor David Wood

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip, Knee replacement, Revision arthroplasty, Arthroscopic knee and Trauma surgeon. Head of the Orthopaedic Unit at the University of Western Australia.
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Winthrop Professor David Wood came to Australia from England following a Fellowship at Harvard and the University of Florida, Gainesville.

He has a special interest in orthopaedic oncology, joint replacement surgery and orthobiologics.

He was the inaugural director of the Perth Bone and Tissue Bank and continued in that role for 20 years. He has served two terms as Head of Orthopaedics at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and was Head of Orthopaedics at Hollywood Private Hospital for five years. He was chairman of the Clinical/Dental NHMRC grants committee for three years.

In 2001 he introduced Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation to Australia and has published on this subject in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine. He gave Instructional Course Lectures at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on MACI grafting in consecutive years
Professional Appointments
He has been a visiting Professor at the following Institutions:
  • University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The National University of Singapore
  • University of Little Rock Arkansas
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital London
  • Hospital of the Chinese Armed Forces, Bejing
  • Oxford University.
Particular interests
He has served as Chairman of the Western Australian Board of Studies for Orthopaedics and as an Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

For ten consecutive years he led AUSAID sponsored clinical and teaching visits to Papua New Guinea and latterly was awarded an $8m grant by the Gardasil Access program to vaccinate more than 17000 Girls in West New Britain. More recently he has visited Addis Ababa supported by Australian Doctors for Africa to help establish a modern multidisciplinary Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service.
Recent projects
More recently he has become interested in genomic analyses to drive the treatment of sarcomas and elucidate the inheritance of cancer risk. He has been accepted at Cambridge University’s Sanger Genome Institute next year where he hopes to improve his understanding of cancer genomics.