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American Board of Radiology Appoints New Trustee for Neuroradiology

April 11, 2017
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American Board of Radiology Appoints New Trustee for Neuroradiology

The American Board of Radiology (ABR) has appointed Christopher P. Wood, MD, to its Board of Trustees, effective October 23, 2017, to replace Robert D. Zimmerman, MD.
Dr. Wood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he has been on staff since 1992. He completed his Neuroradiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in 1992 after finishing his radiology residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Wood has been board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology since 1991 and has held an American Board of Radiology subspecialty certification in Neuroradiology since 1995. He completed his medical internship training in 1987 at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Wood received his medical degree in 1986 from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Chemistry.
Dr. Wood presently is Associate Chair of Clinical Practice in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He has been co-director of a national Mayo Clinic Neuroradiology CME course since 2007. Dr. Wood was honored to receive both an Excellence in Teaching Recognition award and an Outstanding Educator award from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is an active member of many Radiology organizations, especially the ASNR, where he serves on several committees and was its prior membership committee chair. Dr. Wood has been a volunteer with the ABR since 2006 and just completed his second term as chair of the ABR Certifying and MOC Neuroradiology Committee. He is presently a member of the ABR’s Neuroradiology Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA) Committee and was an ABR oral examiner. Dr. Wood looks forward to continuing his service with the ABR and to its members.


Established in 1934, the mission of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) is to certify that our diplomates demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of their disciplines to the benefit of patients. The ABR offers primary certification in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, and medical physics, as well as several subspecialty certifications. The ABR is one of 24 Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. For more information, see

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