Richard Kevin Wood, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 03115 Hospital South, Box 3913, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 613-4713

I am an academic esophagologist and medical educator.

I am the program director for the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Training Program at Duke.

My clinical area of specialty is in esophageal disorders.  I see patients with a wide range of esophageal problems including: gastroesophageal reflux diseaase (GERD); swallowing disorders; primary esophageal motility disorders including achalasia, esophageal spasm, and jackhammer esophagus; Barrett's esophagus; and Esophageal cancer.

I also practice as a general gastroenterologist and see patients for routine screening colonoscopies.

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2006 - 2009
  • Chief Resident, Medicine, Boston University, 2005 - 2006
  • Resident, Medicine, Boston University, 2002 - 2005
  • M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2002

Publications

Jawitz, Nicole G., Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Rahul A. Shimpi, Richard K. Wood, Matthew G. Hartwig, and Thomas A. D’Amico. “Utilization Trends and Volume-Outcomes Relationship of Endoscopic Resection for Early Stage Esophageal Cancer.” In Ann Surg, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004834.

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Lee, Tzu-Hao, Cecelia Zhang, Richard Wood, and Darshan Kothari. “C.O.V.I.D.: A Survival Guide for GI Fellowship Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 19, no. 1 (January 2021): 6–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2020.10.001.

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Jawitz, Nicole G., Ziad F. Gellad, Li Lin, Richard K. Wood, and David A. Leiman. “Patient, Physician, and Procedure Characteristics Are Independently Predictive of Polyp Detection Rates in Clinical Practice.” Dig Dis Sci, September 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-020-06592-w.

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Posner, Shai, Raymond T. Finn, Rahul A. Shimpi, Richard K. Wood, Deborah Fisher, Matthew G. Hartwig, Jacob Klapper, et al. “Esophageal contractility increases and gastroesophageal reflux does not worsen after lung transplantation.” In Dis Esophagus, 32:1–8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/dote/doz039.

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Leiman, David A., Richard K. Wood, Kimberley J. Evans, Rahul A. Shimpi, and Ziad F. Gellad. “A NOVEL ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD-BASED WORKFLOW FOR DOCUMENTING AND REPORTING QUALITY OF CARE DELIVERY IN BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS AND UPPER ENDOSCOPY CARE UTILIZATION.” In Gastroenterology, 156:S265–66. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Yang, Nancy, Shai Posner, Raymond T. Finn, Alice Parish, Rahul A. Shimpi, Richard K. Wood, Deborah A. Fisher, et al. “IDENTIFYING GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE POST-LUNG TRANSPLANT IS NOT IMPROVED WITH INTRALUMINAL IMPEDANCE VERSUS PH-METRY.” In Gastroenterology, 156:S297–98. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2019.

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Sullivan, Brian, Jonathan Glaab, Rajan T. Gupta, Richard Wood, and David A. Leiman. “Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) proctocolitis mimicking rectal lymphoma.” Radiol Case Rep 13, no. 6 (December 2018): 1119–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.08.015.

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Posner, S., J. Zheng, R. K. Wood, R. A. Shimpi, M. G. Hartwig, S. -. C. Chow, and D. A. Leiman. “Gastroesophageal reflux symptoms are not sufficient to guide esophageal function testing in lung transplant candidates.” Dis Esophagus 31, no. 5 (May 1, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/dote/dox157.

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Leiman, David A., Nicole G. Jawitz, Li Lin, Richard K. Wood, and Ziad F. Gellad. “TERMINAL ILEUM INTUBATION DOES NOT IMPROVE ADENOMA DETECTION RATE.” In Gastroenterology, 154:S341–S341. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2018.

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St Romain, Paul, Richard K. Wood, Rebecca A. Burbridge, Amit Patel, David A. Leiman, and Rahul A. Shimpi. “ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND DOES NOT PROVIDE ADDED YIELD IN THE EVALUATION OF ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION OUTFLOW OBSTRUCTION (EGJOO).” In Gastroenterology, 154:S745–S745. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2018.

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