Dr Patrick B Wood MD

Photo of Patrick Wood MD, a member of FibroAction's Professional Advisory BoardDr Patrick B. Wood is a respected authority on the cause and treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome who has been twice recognized by the American National Institutes for Health for his innovative research.

He is a renowned speaker on the subject of Fibromyalgia Syndrome and has presented his work at scientific conferences around the world, as well as publishing a number of papers relating to Fibromyalgia Syndrome in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr Wood also featured in the DVD 'Fibromyalgia: Show Me Where It Hurts'.

Dr Wood was, until recently, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, where he directed both the Fibromyalgia Research Program and the Fibromyalgia Care Clinic. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the world-renowned Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr Wood also serves as chief medical advisor for Angler Biomedical Technologies, LLC and he works with the American National Fibromyalgia Association on a number of projects.

In addition, Dr Wood is the originator of the Dopamine Theory of Fibromyalgia and he has spearheaded the use of advanced imaging technologies, including Positron Emission Tomography (PET scans) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRI or fMRI scans), to investigate fundamental changes within the central nervous system that result in the development of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

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