lg_WoodMatthew W. Wood, MD

Dr. Matthew Wood joined Asheville Gastroenterology Associates in 1999. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 1989, and went on to complete his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical center. Following the completion of his medical training, Dr. Wood was a member of the faculty at the Medical Schools of Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center. His research focused on small bowel disorders and new methods to image the intestines, and this data has been presented at national conferences. Dr. Wood was the first physician in Western North Carolina to perform capsule endoscopy, a new technique to directly view the small intestine for bleeding or disease. He has a special interest in celiac disease, and other diseases of the small intestine, and has lectured on these topics throughout the region. His other interests involve colon cancer prevention and performance of colonoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy.

Dr. Wood is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, North Carolina Medical Society, and the Buncombe County Medical Society.