Meet S. Lindsay Wood, MD

Photo of Lindsay Wood My medical career began to take shape when I was five years old. After losing my grandfather to cancer, I decided to become a doctor. For the longest time, I thought I’d be a pediatrician, but in medical school during my OB rotation, I was completely captivated by welcoming life into the world. The first delivery I observed was a life changing moment for me.

I was also fascinated by embryology, and when I began working with ultrasound, it felt like a direct clinical translation; seeing the intricacies of human development unfold before my eyes. During my OB/GYN residency, I became drawn to the moms and babies who were going through difficult times. Probably because I’m no stranger to hard times myself. In my first year of medical school, I was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition that required open-heart surgery. A skilled and compassionate cardiothoracic surgeon saved my life and gave me a unique perspective on the patient-physician relationship. I not only learned first-hand how vulnerable and afraid patients can be in those moments. The experience inspired me to make special connections patients and a particular interest in congenital heart disease.

I enjoy talking with patients … I want get to know you. Skill, training and experience are important, but so are support and compassion. I realize every woman needs something different from our relationship, but ultimately, we share the same goal of a healthy outcome for mom and baby.

Dr. Wood is a published author, having been featured in peer-reviewed publications. She has also lead several research projects; presenting a range of topics at annual professional gatherings. Dr. Wood grew up in Green Valley and is married to a Las Vegas native. After living out of state for residency and fellowship, she loves having family close by.

Board Certified: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Eligible: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Residency: OB/GYN, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Medical Degree: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV

BS: Neuroscience, Magna Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Member: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), SMFM Communications Committee, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Awards: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics, The Lewis S. Shenker Memorial Award for Excellence in Research, University of Arizona Medical Student Teaching Award

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wood, or for more information about the High Risk Pregnancy Center, call 702-382-3200. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.