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Kenneth E. Wood, DO

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11 South Paca St., Suite 300A Baltimore, MD 21201

Education and Training

Lehigh University BA 1979

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine DO 1983

Rotating Internship Union Memorial Hopsital, Union NJ

Internal Medicine Residency Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington PA

Critical Care Fellowship Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ


I am  currently a Professor of Medicine in the Program in Trauma  at the University of Maryland  School of Medicine, the Director of the Maryland Critical Care Network charged with developing a regional system of critical care and the Associate Chief Medical Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System.  Recently, I was appointed Chief Clinical Officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center. Prior to arriving at the University of Maryland,  I was the Chief Medical Officer at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.  At Geisinger,  I was responsible for the administrative and operational oversight of the Medical Center and the Director of the Geisinger Health System Center for Systems Re-engineering in Health Care where  I was a federally funded investigator in applications of Systems Engineering to health care. Previously,  I was a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin.  During that time  I was an attending staff physician in the Intensive Care Unit, staffed in the Emergency Medicine Department and was a Medical Flight Physician.  Administratively,  I was the Director of Critical Care Medicine and the Trauma and Life Support Center, the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship and the Senior Director of Medical Affairs. In  my administrative role,  I was responsible for implementing the Tele-ICU Program at the University of Wisconsin and later for the Geisinger Health System. At the University of Wisconsin,  I was a federally funded investigator focusing upon Systems Engineering applications to Critical Care Medicine.  In  my Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Re-engineering Health Care roles at Geisinger Medical Center,  I  focused  my research interests on re-engineering healthcare processes.  Funded projects  included  Supply Chain Simulation Models and Utilizing a Sociotechnical Approach to Standardizing the Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism.  Clinical Re-engineering projects included Simulation Modeling for Patient Flow, Throughput and Capacity Management, Ultrasound Standardization, Supply Chain Modeling and coordination of system technology purchases as Chair of the Clinical Technology Optimization and Standardization Committee (CTOSC).

Research/Clinical Keywords

Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Organ Donor Management, Systems Engineering

Highlighted Publications

Devapriya P, Stromblad C, Bailey M, Frazier S, Bulger J, Kemberling S, Wood KE.  StratBAM:  A Discrete Event Simulation Model to Support Strategic Hospital Bed Capacity Decisions.  Journal of Medical Systems 2015, 39 (10): 130.

Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Alyousef B, Brown R, Cartmill RS, McGuire K, Hoonakker P, Slagle J, Van Roy K, Walker J, Weinger M, Xie A, Wood KE.   “Impact of Electronic Health Record Technology on the Work and Workflow of Physicians in the Intensive Care Unit”.  International Journal of Medical Informatics 2015; 84(8):578-594.

 Kotloff RM, Blosser S, Fulda GJ, Malinoski D, Ahya VN, Angel L, Byrnes MC, DeVita MA, Grissom TE, Halpern SD, Nakagawa TA, Stock PG, Sudan DL, Wood KE, Anillo SJ, Bleck TP, Eidbo EE, Fowler RA, Glazier AK, Gries C, Hasz R, Herr D, Khan A, Landsberg D, Lebovitz DJ, Levine DJ, Mathur M, Naik P, Niemann CU, Nunley DR, O'Connor KJ, Pelletier SJ, Rahman O, Ranjan D, Salim A, Sawyer RG, Shafer T, Sonneti D, Spiro P, Valapour M, Vikraman-Sushama D, Whelan TPM.  Management of the Potential Organ Donor in the ICU: Society of Critical Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Consensus Statement.  Critical Care Medicine 2015; 43(6):1291-1325. 

Wood KE, Coursin DB, McCartney J, Becker B.  Care of the Potential Organ Donor.  New England Journal of Medicine.  2004; 351(26): 2730-2739.

Wood KE.  Major Pulmonary Embolism:  Review of a Pathophysiologic Approach to the Golden Hour of Hemodynamically Significant Pulmonary Embolism.  CHEST 2002; 121(3):877-905.