School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. James B. Wood is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Pediatric and Adolescent Clinical Effectiveness Research divisions. His research is focused on the immune response, epidemiology and clinical care of children with Staphylococcus aureus infections, including MRSA. He is interested in improving clinical care of patients with bone and joint infections as well as the development and implementation of novel diagnostic, therapeutic and vaccine targets. He is also interested in the pathogenesis and treatment of Kawasaki disease. Wood takes care of patients at Riley Hospital for Children with a variety of infectious diseases, including pneumonia, bone and joint infections, sepsis, and infections in immunodeficient patients. Wood completed his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and his pediatrics residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases and a Master of Science in clinical investigation at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Areas of Expertise
Pediatric infectious diseases, Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA infections, Kawasaki disease.
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