Dr. Kuhlman-Wood

Kate Kuhlman-Wood, MD

Dr. Kate Kuhlman-Wood is a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. In addition, Dr. Kuhlman-Wood completed an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Fellowship, and holds a Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in the Surgery of the Hand. In 2014, she became the Hand Surgery Specialist at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute. At the same time, she established Coeur d'Alene Plastic Surgery to compliment her Hand Surgery Practice and offer North Idaho and Eastern Washington exceptional Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Kuhlman-Wood is a native of the Inland Northwest. Born in Chewelah, Washington, she grew up in Otis Orchards. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Washington State University's Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education (ICNE) and worked as a registered nurse at both Sacred Heart and Valley Hospital before pursuing a surgical career. Dr. Kuhlman-Wood takes pride in her home-town roots and is quick to support her neighbors with her time and charity.


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

medical training

  • General Surgery Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Hand & Micorsurgery Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Houston, Texas

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for the Surgery of the Hand
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpa (AOA)

  • 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.