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UCI African American Alumni Speaker Series: James E. Wood. MD

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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UCI African American Alumni Speaker Series



May 25, 2017

12 to 1:30 p.m. Doors open 11:30 a.m.

Joseph L. White Room Cross-Cultural Center


FREE event Finger sandwiches provided.


BY 12 P.M. ON MAY 25, 2017


My Journey Through UCI into Four Decades of Medicine: Lessons on the Way to the OR

Jimmy Wood, MD’s experience as a medical student at UCI started his journey as a healer. He will speak about lessons learned as he provided care to athletes, children, victims of trauma and the elderly. He will talk about the magic of the doctor-patient relationship, and why we must view medical care as a universal human right.

Dr. Wood graduated Doctor of Medicine in 1973 from UCI where he was a standout student and the first African American graduate of UCI’s College of Medicine. He has built a fulfilling career as an impactful, culturally competent orthopedic surgeon with more than 3 decades of healthcare industry experience in patient-centered care, surgical device innovation, population health, and physician training and engagement. He is currently interested in pursuing emerging and disruptive ideas and technologies to improve health outcomes.