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Dr. Kate Kuhlman-Wood
Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery & Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Kate Kuhlman-Wood, MD

Dr. Kuhlman-Wood treats several types of hand, wrist and forearm conditions and injuries including:

  • Tendon Injuries
  • Fractures
  • General Arthritic Conditions of the Hand
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve Injuries and Compressions such as Carpal Tunnel
  • Distal Radius Fractures

In addition, Kuhlman-Wood is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in body procedures such as:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Body Contouring
  • Post-Bariatric Reconstruction
  • Post-Mohs Reconstruction of Wounds Resulting from a Microscopically Directed Surgery for Skin Cancer Resection.

About Dr. Kuhlman-Wood

Dr. Kate Kuhlman-Wood is a fellowship-trained hand, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She moved to Coeur d’Alene from Houston, Texas to partner with knee specialist Dr. Jeffrey Lyman.

Kuhlman-Wood is a native of the Inland Northwest. Born in Chewelah, Washington, she grew up in Otis Orchards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in Spokane through Washington State University and worked as a registered nurse at Sacred Heart and Valley Hospital before pursuing a career in surgery.

Dr. Kuhlman-Wood holds a Certificate of Additional Qualifications in hand surgery.


  • Undergraduate: Washington State University (ICNE), Spokane, Washington
  • Medical: Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, Tennessee


  • General Surgery Residency: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Houston


  • Netscher, David, Kuhlman-Wood, Kate. "Flexor Tenolysis," Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, Volume 3 [to be released 2014]
  • Tse, Raymond, Nixon, Jason, Iyer Ramesh, Kuhlman-Wood Kate A., Ishak, Gisele. "The Diagnostic Value of CT."
  • "Myelography, MR Myelography, and Both in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy." Accepted for publication by American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2014 Jul; 35(7)1425-32
  • Tse, Raymond, Kuhlman-Wood, Kate A. "The Predictive Value of CT Myelography, MR Myelography, and Both in Brachial Plexus Palsy." Accepted Abstract, NARAKAS 2013.
  • Sandvall, Brinkley, K., Kuhlman-Wood, Kate A., Recor, Carol, and Friedrich, Jeffrey B. "Flexor Tendon Repair, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction." Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Dec;132(6):1493-503
  • Kuhlman-Wood, Kate A., Tudiver, Fred and Neher, Jon O. "What Is the Incidence of Bowel Perforation or Other Injury During Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?" Global Family Doctor - Wonca Online. Family Physicians Inquiry Network, 2008.
  • Current Research involves Median Nerve Traumatic Transection, CMC Arthritis in Down Syndrome, and Flexor Tenolysis.

Professional Organizations

  • Active Member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Active Member in the American Surgical Society of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Surgical Society of the Hand

Hospital Affiliations