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Wood, Edwin Carlyle (1929 - )

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Medical scientist, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
Born: 28 May 1929
Edwin Carlyle (Carl) Wood has been dubbed the father of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) having pioneered the use of frozen embryos. He was a member of the team that produced the first test tube baby in Australia (1980) and was instrumental in the development of laparoscopic surgical techniques for many gynaecological problems and diseases. Wood has had a remarkable career which has seen him lecture and present all over the world and was Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University from 1965 to 1994 (Emeritus Professor after that). He was a Director of many organisations including the Endometriosis Care Centre of Australia and the Melbourne Fibroid Clinic (D) and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Queen Victoria Hospital and the Monash Medical Centre from1965 to1990. Woods was also appointed an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Fertility Society, American Association of Gynaecological Laporoscopists, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Endocrinology.

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URL: The home page for this entity is located at http://www.monashivf.edu.au/about/wood.html
Alternative Names: Wood, Carl
see also http://www.obgyn.net/meet.asp?page=/all_advisors/E_Wood

1952Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1952 - 1955Graduate training at the Alfred and Royal Women's Hospitals
1956Second Assistant to the Professorial Unit at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne
1957 - 1958General surgery, urology and plastic surgery training in the United Kingdom
1958 - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
1959Lecturer at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital for Women and Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of London
1959 - 1960Research Assistant (part-time) at the Royal Veterinary College in London
1960 - 1964Senior Lecturer at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital for Women and Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1961Research Associate at the Rockefeller Institute in New York
1965 - 1994Foundation Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University's Queen Victoria Medical Centre
1967 - Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG)
1980 - Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRACOG)
1982Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1988Axel Munthe Award received
1994 - c. 2002Medical Director of Monash IVF
1994 - c. 2002Private practice in Melbourne
1995Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

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