Sarah M. Wood, MD, MSHP Sarah M. Wood, MD, MSHP, is an attending physician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: HIV, HIV prevention, Family Planning, Adolescent medicine Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background Sarah Wood is a faculty member at PolicyLab, an Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician in the Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP. She began her career in healthcare as a teen health educator and street outreach worker, and built upon these experiences to develop a life-long career committed to improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Wood provides medical care to youth living with HIV at the CHOP Adolescent Initiative Clinic, and sexual and reproductive health care, including long-active reversible contraception, through CHOP’s Adolescent Gynecology Clinic. Her research focuses primarily on biomedical prevention of HIV in adolescents, with an emphasis on improving access and adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. Dr. Wood is also the project leader for a CHOP quality improvement initiative aiming to improve chlamydia screening rates among young women seeking primary care. Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA ResidencyPediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipAdolescent Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationAdolescent MedicinePediatricsGraduate DegreeMS in Health Policy Research - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianInstructor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Adolescent MedicinePolicyLab Publications Papers2018 Wood S, Ratcliffe S, Gowda C, Lee S, Dowshen NL and Gross R. : Impact of insurance coverage on HIV transmission potential among antiretroviral therapy-treated youth living with HIV. AIDS 32(7): 895-902, April 2018 2017 Wood Sarah M, Schott Whitney, Marshal Michael P, Akers Aletha Y: Disparities in Body Mass Index Trajectories From Adolescence to Early Adulthood for Sexual Minority Women. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine Sep 2017. Wood Sarah M, Lowenthal Elizabeth, Lee Susan, Ratcliffe Sarah J, Dowshen Nadia: Longitudinal Viral Suppression Among a Cohort of Adolescents and Young Adults with Behaviorally Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus. AIDS patient care and STDs 31(9): 377-383, Sep 2017. PMCID: PMC5610408 Wood Sarah M, Lee Susan, Barg Frances K, Castillo Marne, Dowshen Nadia: Young Transgender Women's Attitudes Toward HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 60(5): 549-555, May 2017. PMCID: PMC5401785 2011 Truong Hong, Shah Samir S, Ludmir Jonathan, Twananana Ephraim O, Bafana Margaret, Wood Sarah M, Moffat Howard, Steenhoff Andrew P: Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections at a tertiary hospital in Botswana. South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde 101(6): 413-6, Jun 2011. 2010 Rowe JS, Shah SS, Motlhagodi S, Bafana M, Tawanana E, Truoung HT, Wood SM et al. An epidemiologic review of enteropathogens in Gaborone, Botswana: shifting patterns of resistance in an HIV-endemic region. PLoS One 2010 Jun 2,5 (6) e10924. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20543877. Read the article Shah SS, Wood SM. Luan X, Ratner AJ. Decline in varicella-related ambulatory visits and hospitalizations in the United States since routine immunization against varicella. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Mar; 29(3): 199-204. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC2924155. Read the article 2009 Wood Sarah M, Shah Samir S, Steenhoff Andrew P, Rutstein Richard M: The impact of AIDS diagnoses on long-term neurocognitive and psychiatric outcomes of surviving adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV. AIDS (London, England) 23(14): 1859-65, Sep 2009. Wood Sarah M, Shah Samir S, Bafana Margaret, Ratner Adam J, Meaney Peter A, Malefho Kolaatamo C S, Steenhoff Andrew P: Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Gaborone, Botswana. Infection control and hospital epidemiology 30(8): 782-5, Aug 2009. PMCID: PMC2905209 2008 Steenhoff Andrew P, Wood Sarah M, Rutstein Richard M, Wahl Allison, McGowan Karin L, Shah Samir S: Invasive pneumococcal disease among human immunodeficiency virus-infected children, 1989-2006. The Pediatric infectious disease journal 27(10): 886-91, Oct 2008. Wood Sarah M, Shah Samir S, Steenhoff Andrew P, Rutstein Richard M: Primary varicella and herpes zoster among HIV-infected children from 1989 to 2006. Pediatrics 121(1): e150-6, Jan 2008. Abstracts2018 Wood SM, McGeary A, Wilson M, Petsis D, Campbell K.: Effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention to improve rates of routine Chlamydia trachomatis screening in adolescent females in primary care. Quality and Patient Safety Conference, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia May 2018. Lazar N, Salas-Humara C, Wood S, Mollen C, Dowshen N. : Missed Opportunities for HIV Screening in Healthcare Settings. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting March 2018. BooksChapters 2017 Dowshen N, Wood SM, Fowler J.: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Zaoutis L, Chiang, V. (eds.). New York: McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2nd Edition : Chapter 45 2017. 2009 Wood SM, Rutstein RM, Steenhoff AP. : Human immunodeficiency virus-exposed neonate and at-risk child. Pediatric Practice: Infectious Diseases. Shah, SS (eds.). New York: McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2009. Posters and Presentations2017 Wood SM, Dowshen N, Gowda C, Lee S, Ratclife S, Gross R.: Potential for HIV Transmission among Adolescents and Young Adults Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (Oral abstract), Paris, France July 2017. 2016 Wood SM, Schott W, Marshal M, Akers A.: Disparities in Body Mass Index for Sexual Minority Women Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting (Oral poster symposium), New Orleans March 2016. Wood S, Lowenthal E, Lee S, Dowshen N.: Longitudinal patterns of Virologic Suppression among a cohort of behaviorally HIV-Infected youth. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (Poster); Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (Oral) February 2016. Invited Lectures 2017 Wood SM. "Increasing Youth Engagement in the PrEP Care Continuum," University of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research Annual Symposium. May, 2017. 2016 Wood SM. "Mental Health Across the HIV Care Continnum," Connecting the Dots: Understanding the Intersection of HIV and Mental Health, Community Behavioral Health Office, Philadelphia. Sep, 2016. Awards and Honors 2017, Selected Mentee, Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Network Scientific Meeting, University of California, San Francisco 2017, Distinguished Research Trainee Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2016, Young Investigator Award Scholarship, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016, Travel Scholarship Award, Centers for AIDS Research National Meeting 2015-2017, Loan Repayment Award, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 2008, Dean's Award, Drexel University College of Medicine 2007, American Medical Association Foundation Seed Grant 2007, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2007, Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Program for Integrated Learning, Drexel University College of Medicine 2006-2007, Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania 2005, Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial Positions 2017-present, Reviewer, Journal of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 2017-present, Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Health 2016-present, Reviewer, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States Academic and Institutional Committees 2016-present, University of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research, HIV Disparities Scientific Working Group 2016-present, Project Leader, Quality Improvement Initiative, "Improving Chlamydia Screening Rates in Primary Care," Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2015-present, HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Working Group, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations 2014-present, Society for Pediatric Research 2014-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2013-present, American Academy of HIV Medicine Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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