Dr John Wood


Dr Wood is an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon with a special interest in paediatric ENT and airway disorders and management. 

He returned to Adelaide in July 2018 after specialty training interstate and overseas.  He consults at Adelaide and Hills ENT, and in Mount Barker.  He is appointed as Visiting Medical Specialist at the Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide and at Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Area Local Health Network.   

He has keen interests in all aspects of paediatric ENT including sleep disordered breathing, head and neck masses, nasal disorders and ear disease.  His special interests include the management of paediatric airway disorders, salivary gland disease and vascular malformations.

Graduating from the University of Sydney School of Medicine, Australia's oldest, and one of the world's top 20 medical schools.  He completed his internship in Adelaide at Flinders Medical Centre, where he developed an interest in ENT.  This interest took him to Perth, where he completed his surgical training under the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, gaining his Fellowship in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2017.    

He completed a Masters of Surgery from Flinders University for his research in laryngopharyngeal reflux, and was subsequently was awarded the Gordon Baron-Hay Medal (formerly the RACS Registrar's Award) in 2013 for this research.   

During this time he was the surgical assistant in the first transoral robotic surgery to be conducted in Western Australia, and was a sessional lecturer at Curtin University in Speech Pathology. 

Further international post-fellowship training, with sub-specialization in paediatric ENT was gained at Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.  He conducted the research fellowship, followed by the clinical fellow position, with training in airway reconstruction, head and neck masses, vascular malformations, middle ear disorders and sleep apnoea management, working closely with the respiratory physicians, cardiothoracics team, and the paediatric and neonatal intensive care units. 

With diverse interests in addition to medicine, he has Honours degrees in Psychology, and English literature.  He has a keen interest in road and mountain biking, and is learning the guitar.  He is married with 2 children.  


Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Children
  • Research
  • Laryngology
  • Otology
  • Rhinology
  • Broncho-oesophagology
Professional Associations
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • Laryngology Society of Australia
Professional Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Flinders University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Adelaide
  • Flinders University of South Australia
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
191 Wakefield St, Adelaide, SA, 5000, AustraliaW: www.adelaidepaediatricent.com
U 2 191 Wakefield St, Adelaide, SA, 5000, AustraliaP: 08 8185 1661F: 08 7123 6401E: info@ahent.com.auW: www.ahent.com.au/home