Dr. James E. Wood, formerly the chief of orthopedic surgery at Maryland’s MedStar Harbor, has been appointed senior medical director for global strategy at Smith & Nephew.

James E. Wood

Wood, a native of Baltimore and an AFRO board member, is a graduate of Morgan State University and a University of California-trained orthopedic surgeon.

Smith & Nephew is a multinational medical technology that was founded in Kingston Upon Hull in the United Kingdom. Wood will work at one of the company’s U.S. offices in Cordova, Tennessee. “I am pleased to assume this role at Smith & Nephew, and look forward to using my decades of clinical experience to continue improving patient-physician collaboration on a global scale,” Wood said in a statement.