Meet our Physicians

Our physicians, John H Wood, MD and Brad P Novey, MD are board certified ophthalmologists who provide routine and advanced medical and surgical eye care for adults and children.

Dr. John H. Wood has been a physician and surgeon with Chapel Hill Ophthalmology for 18+ years. He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine with Honors from the University of North Carolina where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha – the medical honor society. Dr. Wood completed his medical internship at Roanoke Memorial Hospitals in Virginia. He completed his Ophthalmology residency and was chief resident at the University of Virginia, and is one of Consumer’s Research Council of America’s “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” and is the Division Chief of Ophthalmology at Durham Duke Regional Hospital and a member of the Performance Improvement Committee at Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center where he performs many of his surgical cases. Dr. Wood lives in Chapel Hill and has two sons.  His wife, Dr. Ruth Lininger is a pathologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.


Dr. Brad P. Novey is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who provides medical and surgical eye care to patients of all ages with a special interest in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. NoveyBrad Novey, MD earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brandeis University. He received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Novey completed his internship at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, PA. He then served as a resident in the Department of Ophthalmology at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. In 2006, Dr. Novey entered private practice as a comprehensive ophthalmologist in southern New Hampshire. He was a member of the New England Ophthalmological Society where he served as a member of the Ophthalmic Services Committee. Dr. Novey joined Chapel Hill Ophthalmology in September 2012. He resides in Chapel Hill with his wife and two children.


The staff of

Chapel Hill Ophthalmology

110 Conner Drive, suite 2, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 , (919)942-8701

across from University Mall