Cancer Center Names New Medical Director

Dr. Charles Wood Selected


(Baton Rouge, La.)

Charles G. Wood, MD was recently named medical director of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Wood is a member of Southeast Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group (SLROG), a group of radiation oncologists practicing exclusively at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center locations.
“Since joining SLROG in 2007, Dr. Wood has demonstrated outstanding leadership and been dedicated to providing patients with high quality cancer care,” said Todd Stevens, Mary Bird Perkins’ president and CEO.
Wood is also a member of both the head and neck and the lung cancer multidisciplinary care teams for Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. As part of these groups, Wood brings his expert knowledge of radiation therapy to work with other specialists to ensure patients receive the most advanced and comprehensive cancer treatments.
A Baton Rouge native and summa cum laude graduate of LSU, Wood received his Medical Doctorate from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School
of Medicine in Shreveport, La., where he was class Valedictorian.



Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for more than 40 years. With five centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma and Gonzales, its service area encompasses 18 parishes across southeast Louisiana.  For more information, please visit