Paul Wood MD FRCOG
Paul Wood is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist having qualified at the University of Liverpool in 1980 and is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Leicester and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He has been working as a Consultant in the United Kingdom since 1990 where he established a Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (PAG) Service in the East Midlands which was started in 1993. Paul continues to provide leadership in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology as a subspecialty both nationally and internationally. He has encouraged and actively helped to establish similar services within the United Kingdom and was a founding member of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology which was conceived in 1998. He has since served on the Committee including the post of Honorary Secretary from 2009. He has been Chair of the British Society from 2010-2015. He has authored a UK Generic Standards document on PAG and developed a UK map of PAG services accessible to both clinicians and the general public alike. Paul was elected onto the European Board of the Association for PAG in 2011 and has represented the European Association on a Working Party convened by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to develop Standards in Gynaecology, specifically looking at PAG. He was elected onto the Board of FIGIJ in 2013 where he held special responsibility for liaison with the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He continues to provide extensive teaching and training in PAG at home and abroad. He convened the last European Congress in PAG which was hosted in London in September 2014. Paul has authored a series of publications and book chapters, and one of his publications won the European Association’s best PAG-related publication in 2010. He has maintained strong educational links with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, with active involvement at various levels of responsibility since 1994. He was invited to become a Member of the UK Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in 2008 on the basis of his recognised contribution to the Specialty. His mission is to spread the PAG word and develop the subspecialty to improve the reproductive healthcare of children. In 2015 he was invited to become Associate Editor for the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, a role he continues to enjoy. Paul was elected Secretary-General of FIGIJ in 2016. He is currently President-elect of the European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and took over the role for three years in June 2017. He was appointed Honorary Consultant in PAG at Cambridge University Hospitals in June 2017.