Carl Wood (Deceased)


Professor Carl Wood was the foundation Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. He obtained his medical degree in 1952 at Melbourne University. His graduate training was at the Alfred and Royal Women’s hospitals before going to the University of London and Rockerfeller Institute in the USA to lecture and conduct research. In 1973 Professor Wood’s research team achieved the world’s first clinical pregnancy in Melbourne, although it did not progress beyond a few days.

1982 Professor Wood was awarded the Commander of the British Empire and in 1988 the Axel Munthe award an International Prize for Reproductive Science awarded every 3 years and the Companion in the Order of Australia in 1995.  Professor Carl Wood was a pioneer in the management and diagnosis in Endometriosis. It was his vision with A/Professor Peter Maher,

 A/Professor Jim Tsaltas and Janine Walsh that drove ecca forward. He is missed by all his colleagues and friends.