The family of Douglas Lee Wood kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a scholarship fund to be awarded to a deserving medical school student. Douglas Lee Wood was passionate about medical education and this scholarship will continue his passion. To send a message to the Wood family, please visit the Everdays application.
Douglas (Doug) born on 11/20/38 in Muskegon, Michigan. He passed on 10/6/19 at home in Annapolis, Maryland surrounded by his family. Doug graduated from the University of Michigan and attended medical school at the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. After a lengthy tenure as a Nephrologist and Director of Medicine at Mt. Clemens General Hospital. Douglas developed, planned and ultimately opened a Dialysis unit at the Hospital. Douglas left his practice to pursue his true passion, medical education. He obtained a PhD from Wayne State University and became the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. From there, Doug became the president of the American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. While in his position as President, Doug had the opportunity to foster the development of multiple medical schools throughout the country. He was a great innovator and changed the face of medical education. Doug touched the lives of many students and in truth, while he loved working to make changes in how to teach medical students, the thing he loved the most was spending time with his students. Doug leaves behind his beloved wife, Janet, his 4 children and many grandchildren and one great-child. Doug will always be remembered as an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, physician and innovator.