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Stephanie G. Wood, M.D., FACS

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Member, Hernia & Abdominal Wall Center (HAWC), School of Medicine


Dr. Wood is a general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the esophagus, stomach and gastrointestinal tract. She also performs bariatric surgery, groin hernia repair, and robotic surgery. She prides herself on caring for her patients from start to finish, providing in-depth care for the best possible surgical outcome.

Dr. Wood has a strong interest in clinical outcomes and database research. These research interests are important to improve outcomes for patients.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.Sc., 2003, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    • M.B.Ch.B., 2008, University College Cork
    • M.H.S., 2012, Yale School of Medicine
  • Internship

    • Medicine/Surgery internship, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 2008-2009
    • General Surgery Internship, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 2009-2010
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 2010-2016
  • Fellowship

    • Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2016-2017
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 2016
    • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery certification, 2017
    • Robotic daVinci Surgery Certification, 2016

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Yale Surgical Society
  • Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
  • American Foregut Society
  • International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Pacific coast surgical association
  • North Pacific Surgical Association
  • Mackenzie Surgical Society
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons

Areas of interest

  • Minimally Invasive Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Benign and malignant disease of the esophagus
  • Bariatric Surgery


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Wood SG, Dai F, Dabu-Bondoc S, Mikhael H, Vadivelu N, Duffy A, Roberts KE. Transvaginal Cholecystectomy Learning Curve. Surgical Endoscopy. 2015 Jul;29(7): 1837-41.
  • Hingula L, Meslin B, Rao S, Wood S, Roberts K, Kodumudi G, Schermer E, Vadivelu N. Perioperative pain control in gastrointestinal surgery. Middle East J Anesthesiology. 2015 Jun; 23(2): 137-46.
  • Wood SG, Panait L, Duffy AJ, Bell RL, Roberts KE. Complications of Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery: A Series of 102 Patients. Annals of Surgery. 2014 Apr;259(4):744-9.
  • Wood SG, Dabu-Bondoc S, Dai F, Mikhael H, Vadivelu N, Roberts KE. Comparison of Immediate Postoperative Pain After Transvaginal versus Traditional Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy. 2014 Apr;28(4):1141-5.
  • Wood SG, Panait L, Duffy AJ, Bell RL, Roberts KE. Pure Transvaginal Ventral Hernia Repair in Humans. Surgical Innovation. 2014 Apr;21(2):130-6.
  • Wood SG, Panait L, Bell RL, Duffy AJ, Roberts KE. Pure Transvaginal Umbilical Hernia Repair. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013 Aug;27(8):2966.
  • Wood SG, Solomon D, Panait L, Bell RL, Duffy AJ, Roberts KE. Transvaginal Cholecystectomy: Effect on Quality of Life and Female Sexual Function. JAMA Surgery. 2013 May;148(5):435-8.
  • Panait L, Wood SG, Bell RL, Duffy AJ, Roberts KE. Transvaginal Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery in the Morbidly Obese. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013 Jul;27(7):2625-9.
  • Wood SG, Duffy AJ. Chapter: Laparoscopic partial gastrectomy with B2 reconstruction. Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition. 2017
  • Wood SG, Roberts KE. Chapter 59: Update on Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. 4th edition of Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery. 2013


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