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John S. Wood Jr., P.A.-C.
Physician Assistant to: 
Jay C. Jansen, M.D.

John Wood attended University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned a Bachelor in Health Science degree in physical therapy. He worked several years in the Cincinnati and Saint Louis areas as a physical therapist before moving to North Carolina to continue his education. He attended Wake Forest University earning a Master of Medical Science degree in physician assistant studies. He moved to Asheville after graduation in 2005 with his wife to practice as a Physician Assistant with Dr. Jay Jansen. He recently became a father. He enjoys running, golfing, hiking and spending time with his family.


  • M.M.S, Physician Assistant Studies, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, May 2005
  • B.H.S., Cum Laude: Physical Therapy, University of Missouri-Columbia, May 1999

Professional Experience

  • Physician Assistant: EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region 75B Livingston Ave., Asheville, North Carolina. 2005-present
  • Staff Physical Therapist: PRORehab, P.C. North County Office, Saint Louis, Missouri. 2001-2003
  • Staff Physical Therapist: American Rehabilitation Group, St. Luke's West Hospital, Florence, KY. 1999-2001

Clinical Rotations

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, NC, June 2004
  • Geriatric Psychiatry - Dr. Beverly Jones, Winston-Salem, NC, July 2004
  • OBGYN - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center/Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, August 2004
  • Family Medicine - Cedar Creek Family Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Ted Nifong, September 2004
  • Emergency Medicine - Rutherford Hospital , Rutherfordton , NC, Dr. George Finch, October 2004
  • General Surgery - Triad Surgical Associates, Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Buddy Marterre, November 2004
  • Cardiology - Asheville Cardiology Associates, Asheville, NC, December 2004
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, January 2005
  • Pediatrics - Forsyth Pediatrics, Kernersville, NC, Bill Rickett PAC, February 2005
  • Orthopedics - EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region, Asheville, NC, Dr. Jay Jansen, March 2005

Licenses & Certifications

  • State of Missouri Physical Therapist License - 2001-Jan. 2006
  • State of Kentucky Physical Therapist License - 1999-2003 Certified by Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation - 2000
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support - Certified May 2004

Research Experience

Participated in pilot study investigating the brain motor maps of pediatric cerebral palsy patients using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and correlating this with their motor function tests under Jeffrey Shilt, M.D., Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and George Wittenberg, M.D., Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants - 2003-present
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants - 2003-present
  • Mountain Area Physician Extenders - 2005-present
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants - 2005

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mission Hospitals Health System, Asheville, North Carolina