Robert Wood, MD, Joins Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Published on October 31, 2016

Darrell Scales, MD; Gregory Woods, MD; William Grimsley, MD; Jerome Nichols, MD; Joseph Powers, MD; William Primos, MD; Mark Hazel, MD; Justin Walker, MD; and the staff of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine welcome Robert Wood, MD, to the practice.

Dr. Wood received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Alberta.  With a keen interest in total joint replacements, he completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas and a second fellowship for adult reconstructive surgery - which focuses on hip and knee replacements - at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 

Dr. Wood is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 16 years of orthopedic experience in Massachusetts, where he served as the associate chief of Orthopedic Surgery at North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital in Lynn, Ma.   In 2014 he was awarded the Department of Surgery Award for Clinical Excellence and Professionalism at North Shore Medical Center. 

“I am excited to work with such a reputable group as NGPG and bring my total joint replacement experience to the team,” says Dr. Wood. “I’m also an avid golfer, so I look forward to all the great courses North Georgia has to offer.”

NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine provides high quality, comprehensive care for children, adolescents and adults including:

  • Care for sprains & strains
  • Fracture care
  • Joint injections
  • School, sports and work physicals
  • Osteoarthritis care (ultrasound guided)
  • Tendonitis & chronic tendon injuries
  • Concussion management
  • ACL & other ligament surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Rotator cuff treatment
  • Joint replacement
  • Platelet rich plasma injections


NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine has six convenient locations in Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Dawsonville, Gainesville, Jefferson and Winder.  Dr. Wood will see patients in Gainesville.  He will also perform surgeries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, which is rated Georgia’s #1 Hospital. (CareChex®)  Call 770-848-6190 to schedule an appointment, or visit for more information.

NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System.



Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together more than 250 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at more than 80 locations across North Georgia.  Learn more at

NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), which serves more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties across the region.  As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®).  Learn more at

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