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William Wood, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, hematologist and oncologist with a clinical focus in blood cancers.

MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine-Hematology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Program
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program

Area of Interest

I am a hematologist and oncologist with a clinical focus in blood cancers. Research interests include novel strategies to measure and intervene upon physical function during and after cancer treatment. Digital biomarker development, physiologic sensor integration, home-based functional assessments, patient reported outcomes implementation, and health coaching are areas of current efforts. A major goal is to leverage emerging technologies to improve the cancer patient experience.

I have also assisted the American Society of Hematology, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, and others in work involving large registries to develop risk modeling for clinical outcomes in patients with hematologic conditions.

Awards and Honors

  • Clinical Research Training Institute participant, American Society of Hematology, 2010
  • Cambridge/Somerville Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, 2006
  • Thomas Jefferson Award, Duke University School Of Medicine, 2003
  • AMA Foundation Leadership Award, 2002
  • Eugene A. Stead Student Research Scholarship, Duke Medical School, 2001
  • Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services, 1998

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