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Glenn G. Wood, M.D.

Dr. Wood is the Medical Director of Carousel Pediatrics. He has practiced Pediatric and Adolescent care in Austin, Texas since 1984, where he has cared for countless indigent children and seen firsthand the practical problems families face in the 21st Century.

After graduating from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1979, Dr. Wood completed a residency in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Children's Medical Center in Dallas in 1982.

Dr. Wood also completed a Master in Philosophy degree from the University of Texas in 1986 and a Master of Public Health degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1999. Dr. Wood has taught courses in medical ethics at the University of Texas in both the Humanities and the Philosophy Departments. He also holds a clinical faculty position for the University Texas Medical School in Galveston and the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Texas.

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Wood previously served as the Chief of Pediatrics at South Austin Medical Center prior to founding Carousel Pediatrics. He is the author of Growing Up: A Child and Adolescent Health Guide (1997) and The AIDS Epidemic: Balancing Compassion and Justice (1990), as well as coauthor of several articles in peer-review journals. Dr. Wood has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Ethics, written articles published in more than 700 newspapers in 45 countries and given interviews for more than 300 radio stations worldwide.

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