Dr. Alastair Wood received his medical degree from St Andrew’s University and Dundee Medical School in Scotland. He joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1978 where he became tenured Professor of both Medicine and Pharmacology, and Attending Physician at Vanderbilt Medical School. He was Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research (1999-2004), and Associate Dean of Vanderbilt Medical School (2004-2006) before being appointed Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology in 2006. His current academic appointments are Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
Dr. Wood has served on a number of editorial boards. He was a member of The New England Journal of Medicine editorial board (2004-2006); he was the Drug Therapy Editor of The New England Journal of Medicine from 1985 to 2004, and is currently on the editorial board of The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and The Scientist. He has previously served on the editorial boards of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition. He authored the chapter in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine on Adverse Drug Reactions from the 9th through the 15th edition.