Burns Service WA
Professor Fiona Wood AM
2005 Australian of the Year, Fiona Wood has been a burns surgeon and researcher for the past 20 years and is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA). She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Co-founder of the first skin cell laboratory in WA, Winthrop Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia, and Cofounder and Chair, of the Fiona Wood Foundation (formerly The McComb Foundation).
In 2002, Dr Wood and her team worked day and night to care for badly burned victims of the Bali bombings. It was during this time that the "spray-on skin” cell technology Dr Wood pioneered grabbed international headlines. In recognition of her work Fiona was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003. In addition, Fiona has received the Australian Medical Association's ‘Contribution to Medicine' Award. In 2005, Fiona, along with McComb Foundation co-founder Marie Stoner, won the Clunies Ross Award for their contribution to Medical Science in Australia. Fiona is married to fellow surgeon Tony Kierath and is mother to four boys and two girls.