Nurse Practitioner | Nurse Practitioner Bio

Mary Wood, MSN,RN,PNP-BC

Phone: 454-6095

Mary Wood began her nursing career in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1982. She subsequently assisted in the development of the ECMO program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She has been an active member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine since 1990. She received her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification in 1998. In collaboration with the Pediatric Cardiology faculty, she is responsible for the inpatient coordination of care and outpatient evaluation of infants and children with acquired and congenital heart disease. Included in her responsibilities is the coordination of surgical interventions, discharge planning, and follow-up care.


  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 1978
  • Associate in Science - Honors, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL 1982
  • Associate in Applied Science - Registered Nursing - Honors, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL 1982
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO 1985
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Cardiopulmonary Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1989

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner -Primary Care Certification; University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, 1997; American Nurses Credentialing Center-1998
  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification; Pediatric Nursing Certification Board - 2007


  • “Feeding Problems in the Post-ECMO Neonate”, poster presentation, ELSCO Conference, 1992
  • “Assessment of the Infant and Child with a Cardiac Murmur”, presentation to St. Louis Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, February 2004
  • “Evaluation of the Infant with Congenital Heart Disease”, presentation to Physician Outreach Group, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, March 2004.
  • “Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Anomalies”, presentation to Pediatric Peri-Operative Conference, October 2005.
  • “Congenital Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management”, presentation to Ranken Jordan Hospital physicians and nursing staff, May 2006.
  • “Single Ventricle Anatomy”, presentation to Ranken Jordan Hospital physicians and nursing staff, September 2006.

Selected Publications

  1. Johnson MC, Strauss AW, Dowton SB, Spray TL, Huddleston CB, Wood MK, Slaugh RA, Watson MS. Deletion within chromosome 22 is common in patients with absent pulmonary valve syndrome. Am J Cardiology 1995; 76:66-69.
  2. Wood MK. Acyanotic lesions with increased pulmonary blood flow. Neonatal Network 1997;16(3).
  3. Johnson MC, Hing A, Wood MK, Watson MS. Chromosome abnormalities in congenital heart disease. Am J Med Genet 1997;70:292-298.
  4. Wood MK. Acyanotic lesions with normal pulmonary blood flow. Neonatal Network 1998;17(3).
  5. Hirsch R, Dent CL, Wood MK, Huddleston CB, Mendeloff EN, Landt Y, Landt M, Ladenson J, Canter CE. Patterns and potential value of cardiac troponin I after pediatric cardiac operations. Ann Thor Surg 1998;65:1394-9.
  6. Johnson MC, Wood MK, Vaughn V, Cowan, L, Sharkey, AM. Interaction of antibiotics and warfarin in pediatric cardiology patients. Pediatric Cardiology 2005;26:589-592.
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