For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2012
Sheila Wood, PhD, named Director of Microbiology for Southcoast Health System
Wood leads the continued development of molecular microbiology technology and its role in patient care at Southcoast Health System. She will play an integral part of the Infection Prevention, Antibiotic Stewardship, Infectious Disease, and Clostridium Difficile teams as they relate to the Microbiology Department.
Before joining Southcoast, Wood was Director of Microbiology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She also previously served as Manager of Microbiology at Quest Diagnostics in Horsham, Pa. Her background includes 14 years of independent research in microbiology and DNA technology with the U.S. Department of Defense. Other aspects of her research involved molecular binding assessments for antigen-antibody and receptor-adhesin interactions.
Wood holds a Doctorate in Clinical Pathology with a specialty in Microbiology from Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and holds a certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Wood resides in North Dartmouth.