Ronald Wesley Wood, Ph.D.

Ronald Wesley Wood, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4150
Fax: (585) 244-2209

Research Bio

Dr. Wood received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1968 and his Masters and Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1975, spending an additional two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester doing research in Behavioral and Pharmacology. He continued as an Assistant Professor of Toxicology at the University of Rochester in the department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics . In 1986, he joined the New York University Department of Environmental Medicine the Medical Center, and returned to the University in 1996 as research associate professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Dr. Wood was elected President of the division of Psychopharmacology of the American Psychological Association in 1991. He was awarded the Centennial Award for Early Career Contribution to the Science Directorate in 1992; the Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology in 1992 and the NIDA Research Scientist Development Award "Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology of Abused Inhalants" by NIH in 1987.

After the serendipitous discovery of chemicals of potential clinical utility in a research program on smoked drugs of abuse, Dr. Wood has directed his efforts to urogynecologic disorders, including voiding dysfunction and pelvic pain. The goal is to refine our understanding of voiding dysfunction and to identify new ways to diagnose and treat these diseases.

Dr. Wood has several patents:
* R.W. Wood, et al. Anhydroecgonine compounds and their use as anticholinergic agents.
US Patent No. 5,552,407. Sept 3, 1996;
US Patent 5,821,249, October 13, 1998.
* R.W. Wood. Antimuscarinic compounds and methods for treatment of bladder diseases.
US 6,482,837, Nov. 19, 2002 http://hdl.handle.net/1802/252

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Scientific Paper: D. Golijanin, et al. | 24th World Congress of Endourology | Cleveland Ohio 2006 - 2006
Centennial Award for Early Career Contribution to the Science Directorate | American Psychological Association 1992
Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology | American Psychological Association 1992

Awards & Honors (Local)

NIDA Research Scientist Development Award | National Institute on Drug Abuse (K02-DA00117) 1987 - 1992

Patents

Quaternary Antimuscarinic Compounds for the Treatment of Bladder Diseases

United States Serial NO.: 10/542,501
Filed Date: January 15, 2004
Title: Quaternary Antimuscarinic Compounds for the Treatment of Bladder Diseases
Invented by: Ronald Wood
Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.: 11/836,737
Filed Date: August 9, 2007
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: January 1, 1899
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.: 14/732,721
Filed Date: June 8, 2015
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
Intraopertive Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Detection Using Near Infrared Fluorescense (NIRF) after Intravesical Indocyanine Green (ICG) Administration in Patients with Bladder Cancer

United States Serial NO.: 11/775,037
Filed Date: July 9, 2007
Title: Pre- and Intra-Operative Imaging of Bladder Cancer
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Edward Messing, Aimee Johnson Henry, Jay Reeder, Ronald Wood
Increasing Lymphatic Transport with PDE-5 Antagonists

United States Serial NO.: 14/378,764
Filed Date: February 11, 2013
Title: Methods of Increasing Lymphatic Transport
Invented by: Echoe Bouta, Ronald Wood, Edward Schwarz

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jun
McAleavey SA, Parker KJ, Ormachea J, Wood RW, Stodgell CJ, Katzman PJ, Pressman EK, Miller RK. "Shear Wave Elastography in the Living, Perfused, Post-Delivery Placenta." Ultrasound in medicine & biology. 2016 Jun; 42(6):1282-8. Epub 2016 Mar 19.
2015 Sep
Liang QQ, Shi Q, Wood RW, Xing LP, Wang YJ. "Peri-articular lymphatic system and "Bi" theory of Chinese medicine in the pathogenesis and treatment of arthritis." Chinese journal of integrative medicine. 2015 Sep; 21(9):648-55. Epub 2015 Oct 03.
2015 Apr
Bouta EM, Banik PD, Wood RW, Rahimi H, Ritchlin CT, Thiele RG, Schwarz EM. "Validation of power Doppler versus contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging quantification of joint inflammation in murine inflammatory arthritis." Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. 2015 Apr; 30(4):690-4.
2015 Mar
Doyle PJ, Lipetskaia L, Duecy E, Buchsbaum G, Wood RW. "Sodium fluorescein use during intraoperative cystoscopy." Obstetrics and gynecology. 2015 Mar; 125(3):548-50.
2015 Feb
Nicholson TM, Moses MA, Uchtmann KS, Keil KP, Bjorling DE, Vezina CM, Wood RW, Ricke WA. "Estrogen receptor-? is a key mediator and therapeutic target for bladder complications of benign prostatic hyperplasia." The Journal of urology. 2015 Feb; 193(2):722-9. Epub 2014 Aug 25.

Education

PhD | Psychology, All Other | University of Rochester1974
MA | Psychology, All Other | University of Rochester1974
BA | Psychology, All Other | Grinnell College1968

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology; Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1977