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Dr. Mark Wood was born and raised in North Carolina. He received his bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning the degree of Doctor of Medicine with Honors.  He continued his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UNC prior to earning Board Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  He is married and has two daughters and a son.


Dr. Wood's focus is Sports Medicine and the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries and disorders.  His specialty interests are in arthroscopic surgery, with an emphasis on rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, and minimally invasive knee procedures including ligament (ACL) reconstruction.

Dr. Wood continues to be recognized for his achievements and excellence to the profession and his unbending dedication to his patients and community.  He provides Sports Medicine Coverage for NCFC Youth, serves as the Sports Medicine Doctor for Trinity Christian Academy and is the Team Physician Supervisor for both organization's Athletic Trainers.  He was honored to be selected to serve as the venue Medical Director for the CONCACAF Women's Soccer World Cup qualifier tournament featuring the 2019 US Women's Nationa Team en route to their 4th World Cup Championship.  He has expertise in youth sports overuse and ACL injury prevention and has directed educational collaboratives with NCFC Youth, FIFA/US soccer/Depuy Sports Medicine program, The Carolina Railhawks, WakeMed, SafeKids USA, the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL).  He helped create and oversees the safe return to sports protocols as part of the NCFC Youth Sports Medicine team.  Sports injury prevention and safe return to sports information can be found in the HEALTH LIBRARY.

Dr. Wood has presented his research at the local, regional and national levels and has multiple publications in the medical literature.  He is a founding member of Wake Orthopaedics, a practice that was created, built and remains committed to patient satisfaction and meeting the individual needs of every patient.  In addition to his primary focus on clinical patient care, Dr. Wood also balances leadership and Executive Medical Director appointments.  He serves in multiple administrative roles that are focused on the patient and family-centered care approach by creating the highest quality and best patient experience at the lowest cost of care in the region.  His work with WakeMed Key Community Care Accountable Care Organization (WKCC ACO), WakeMed Health and Hospitals and local sub-specialty surgeons are focused on navigating through the Health Care Reform evolution and keeping the patient and family as the top priority.  He serves as Executive Medical Director for WakeMed Surgery, Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Serve Line and as a Mentor in the SAS/Goodnight Scholars program through NC State University.

Dr. Wood believes that providing patient education and involving the patient in the treatment plan are critical to expectations and outcomes.  His HEALTH LIBRARY was created for patient education, which provides videos, information, resources, and online printable material to help make decision-making, treatment, and recovery as quick and pain-free as possible.

When he's not tending to patients, Dr. Wood enjoys tennis, boating, fishing, snow skiing, traveling and cheering for his family's athletic events.

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  • Undergraduate: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude
  •  Medical School: The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Doctor of Medicine with Honors
Post Graduate Training: 
  • Internship: General Surgery, The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Current & Past Appointments: 
  • Executive Medical Director, WakeMed Surgery
  • Medical Director, Orthopaedic Service Line, Wake Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Wake Orthopaedics
  • Board Member, WKCC Accountable Care Organization
  • Chair, WKCC ACO Network, and Credentialing Committee
  • Medical Advisory Council, Anutra Medical
  • Board of Governors, Capital City Surgery Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Department of Orthopaedics
  • Medical Advisory Board, Myco Medical Incorporated
  • Member, Medical Steering Committee, Capital City Surgery Center
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine provider- Trinity Christian Academy
  • Director of Orthopaedics, Wake Medical Center
  • Chairman, Physician Services Organization Operations Committee, WakeMed Specialty Physicians 
  • Member, Operation Room Committee, WakeMed North Hospital
  • Physician Director, Wake Orthopaedics Cary Office
  • Board Member, Marshwalk by the Sea POA
  • Assistant Coach, Wake County Basketball Association
  • Coach, Capital Area Soccer League
  • Chief, YMCA Indian Princess Program
  • Co-Chair, The Raleigh School Annual Fund
  • Member, The Raleigh School Safety Committee
  • Physician Staff Advocate, Wake Orthopaedics
  • Captain, Brier Creek Tennis Men's Teams
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2019 PRC 5-Star Excellence Award - Top 10% National, Overall Quality of Care
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Highest Medical Honors, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • 2017 PRC 5-Star Excellence Award - Top 10% National, Overall Quality of Care
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Highest University Honors, North Carolina State University
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemical Honor Society
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Order of Saint Patrick Freshman Honor Society
  • Excellence in Orthopaedic Research Award, University of North Carolina Department of Orthopaedics
  • National Most Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Top 10 Doctor Award, North Carolina
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of North Carolina Department of Surgery
  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • North Carolina Cooperative Education Student of the Year, 1994
  • Dean's List, every semester
  • John B. Graham Medical Student Research Travel Award
  • John B. Graham Research Society, Inducted Spring
  • National Institute of Health Research Grant
  • National Institute of Health Research Travel Award
  • Medical Alumni Loyalty Four year Academic Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Edwards-Hobgood Distinguished Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Burroughs Wellcome Company Excellence Award
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