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.

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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


Posner, Shai, Richard K. Wood, Rahul A. Shimpi, Matthew G. Hartwig, and David A. Leiman. “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptom Correlation with Ambulatory PH-Metry and Esophageal High Resolution Manometry in Lung Transplant Candidates.” In Gastroenterology, 152:S698–S698. Elsevier BV, 2017.

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Wood, Richard K. “Esophageal Dysmotility, Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, and Lung Transplantation: What Is the Evidence?” Curr Gastroenterol Rep 17, no. 12 (December 2015): 48.

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Wood, R. K. “Endoscopic aspects in diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease and motility disorders: Bravo, capsule, and functional lumen imaging probe.” Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 16, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 2–9.

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Castor, J. M., R. K. Wood, A. J. Muir, S. M. Palmer, and R. A. Shimpi. “Gastroesophageal reflux and altered motility in lung transplant rejection.” Neurogastroenterol Motil 22, no. 8 (August 2010): 841–50.

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Sarkar, Monika, Richard Wood, Young Oh, Todd E. H. Hecht, Larry Kaiser, Alan Wasserstein, and Michael L. Kochman. “Presentation and management of acute fistulization of a foregut duplication cyst.” Gastrointest Endosc 68, no. 4 (October 2008): 804–6.

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Reich, David L., Richard K. Wood, Sukru Emre, Carol A. Bodian, Sabera Hossain, Marina Krol, and Dennis Feierman. “Association of intraoperative hypotension and pulmonary hypertension with adverse outcomes after orthotopic liver transplantation.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 17, no. 6 (December 2003): 699–702.

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Reich, D. L., R. K. Wood, R. Mattar, M. Krol, D. C. Adams, S. Hossain, and C. A. Bodian. “Arterial blood pressure and heart rate discrepancies between handwritten and computerized anesthesia records.” Anesth Analg 91, no. 3 (September 2000): 612–16.

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