Dr Andrew James Wood

BA Oxon, BM BCh Oxon, PhD Auckland, FRACS


Andy is a Specialist Otolaryngologist (ENT Surgeon) based at Waikato Hospital. He completed his medical school training at The University of Oxford and then trained in surgery, initially in the United Kingdom and subsequently in New Zealand. He has both a clinical and academic interest in sinus and nasal disease and completed a PhD at The University of Auckland in 2012 titled "Characterising host-microbe interactions in chronic rhinosinusitis". He completed his training in Otolaryngology and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014. He is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and is currently undertaking research into the use of surgical simulation in undergraduate education.

Teaching | Current

Year 4 Synchronous Learning

Year 5 Otolaryngology


Specialist Otolaryngologist, Waikato DHB

Member, New Zealand Otolaryngology Training, Education and Assessment Committee


Areas of expertise

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery)


Committees/Professional groups/Services

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Member of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Member of the Australia and New Zealand Rhinologic Society

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wood, A. J., Zhou, L., Wilkinson, S., & Douglas, R. G. (2017). Effectiveness of extensive sinus surgery with post-operative medical management for chronic rhinosinusitis. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 131 (S2), S19-S24. 10.1017/S0022215116009361
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas
  • Kim, R. J., Park, L., Wood, A. J., Yin, T., Jain, R., & Douglas, R. G. (2015). Chronic rhinosinusitis and cystic fibrosis: The interaction between sinus bacteria and mucosal immunity. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 5 (5), 380-385. 10.1002/alr.21431
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas, Tary Yin, Raymond Kim
  • Douglas, R., & Wood, A. (2013). Complications following surgery of the septum and turbinates. Complications in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. Thieme. 10.1055/b-0034-79205
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas
  • Wood, A. J., Fraser, J. D., Swift, S., Patterson-Emanuelson, E. A., Amirapu, S., & Douglas, R. G. (2012). Intramucosal bacterial microcolonies exist in chronic rhinosinusitis without inducing a local immune response. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, 26 (4), 265-270. 10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3779
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Swift, John Fraser, Richard Douglas, Satya Amirapu
  • Douglas, R., & Wood, A. (2012). Contribution of systemic disease. In R. J. Harvey, R. J. Schlosser (Eds.) Endoscopic sinus surgery: Optimizing outcomes and avoiding failures (pp. 33-48). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas
  • Wood, A. J. (2012). Characterising host-microbe interactions in chronic rhinosinusitis The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland. Related URL.
  • Wood, A. J., Fraser, J. D., Swift, S., Amirapu, S., & Douglas, R. G. (2011). Are biofilms associated with an inflammatory response in chronic rhinosinusitis?. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 1 (5), 335-339. 10.1002/alr.20060
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14740
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Fraser, Simon Swift, Richard Douglas, Satya Amirapu
  • Ahmad, Z., de Silva, N., Morton, R. P., & Wood, A. J. (2010). Safety of day-stay tonsillectomy. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 62 (2), 158-161. 10.1007/s12070-010-0032-6

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 0, Room 001
New Zealand