William Wood

Fellows' Perspectives

A physician’s insights into the fellowship experience.

Fellows Perspectives

Looking back: Lessons learned in fellowship

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2010
William Wood, MD
There are two months left in my fellowship. Starting soon, I will be rotating through the non-malignant hematology clinic, receiving…
Fellows Perspectives

Finding a way to help: Cutting edge research and modern medicine are not always enough

HemOnc Today, April 25, 2010
William Wood, MD
One day recently, my new consult in clinic, Mr. C, was a middle-aged man who had moved to the area just a few years ago from halfway around the…
Fellows Perspectives

Thoughts from the ‘job’ trail

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2010
William Wood, MD
When I was first asked to write the Fellows’ Perspective column, one of the thoughts behind it was that I might share some insights unique…
Fellows Perspectives

A winter journey

HemOnc Today, February 25, 2010
William Wood, MD
It is winter now in Chapel Hill, N.C. On Friday night, six inches of snow fell, an unusual occurrence for this area. I spent much of the weekend…
Fellows Perspectives

A tragic loss

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2010
William Wood, MD
On Dec. 17, G. Brant Walton — an anesthesiologist at Stanford — died of metastatic colorectal cancer. He was 34. Brant was a close…
Fellows Perspectives

Sometimes the best we have is still not good enough

HemOnc Today, December 25, 2009
William Wood, MD
I have written in this column before about my interest in adolescent and young adult oncology. Adolescents and young adults — defined by…
Fellows Perspectives

Practice pearls for providing leadership through teaching

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2009
Justin A. Indyk, MD, PhD
Throughout our years of training, we come across countless teachers — some who help us pass our courses, others who confuse more than…
Fellows Perspectives

Onc talk: Helping patients know their diseases inside and out

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2009
William Wood, MD
On a weekend mid-morning, I was flipping through radio stations as I drove to our local farmer’s market. I finally settled on National…
Fellows Perspectives

Waiting for ‘the green one’

HemOnc Today, October 25, 2009
William Wood, MD
My second patient in clinic the other day was a pleasant, middle-aged Hispanic woman, Ms. R, tanned and tired from a life lived longer than her…
Fellows Perspectives

Telling stories: our cancer patients as people

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2009
William Wood, MD
Sometime last year, a friend forwarded me a link to a YouTube video called “The Last Lecture,” in which a young professor of computer…