Dr. Wooldridge is one of four physician champions for the NYS Asthma Control Program which is funded by the CDC to reduce asthma ED visits and admissions across the state of New York. This work includes working with hospitals and primary care practices to implement a care processes ensuring patients receive guideline-based asthma care including education and self-management tools.
Dr. Wooldridge received her M.D. from Indiana University, completed her pediatric residency training at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, and her pediatric pulmonary fellowship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She was faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 2002 through 2010 where she utilized quality improvement methods to improve care of children with Cystic Fibrosis. She moved to St. Louis University School of Medicine and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in 2010 where she led the quality improvement teams in asthma and cystic fibrosis. From 2016 to 2020, she was the Chief of Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. In the position, she started the first dedicated pediatric sleep program in Buffalo, recruited faculty to develop a center of excellence for technology dependent patients, and initiated an asthma population health initiative. In 2020, she moved to University of Rochester Medical Center where she continues a population health initiative.
She is currently working on a Masters in Population Health through Thomas Jefferson University to improve her work on improving asthma outcomes and value based payment contracts. She has been the principal investigator for numerous clinical research trials. She is the author/co-author of over 20 scientific articles and book chapters.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonology (SMD)
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, University Of Colorado At Denver. 1998 - 2002
Internship, Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children. 1995 - 1996
Residency, Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children. 1995 - 1998
MD | Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis. 1995
Buffalo Spree Top Doctor. 2020
Tweenty-first Annual Association of Asthma Educators Conference- Humanitarian/Outstanding Community Champion Award. 2019
Best Doctors of America. 2015 - 2016
Cardinal Glennon Foundation Ambassador Award- Care team Nominee. 2015 - 2016
Cardinal Glennon Foundation Ambassador Award- Individual Nominee. 2013
The Kayla award- Gateway Chapter, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Awarded to a new volunteer making a significant impact. 2012
SSM Saint Luke's Faithful Healer Award- Nominee. 2012
Best Teacher Award, pediatric Sub-specialty, Department of Pediatrics- Nominee. 2012
Schwarzenberg SJ, Hempstead SE, McDonald CM, Powers SW, Wooldridge J, Blair S, Freedman S, Harrington E, Murphy PJ, Palmer L, Schrader AE, Shiel K, Sullivan J, Wallentine M, Marshall BC, Leonard AR
Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2016 November 15 (6):724-735. Epub 09/03/2016.
Wooldridge JL, Mason S, Brusatti J, Albers GM, Noyes BE
Pediatrics.. 2015 December 136 (6):e1611-6. Epub 11/16/2015.
Wooldridge JL, Szczesniak RD, Fenchel MC, Elder DA
Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2015 November 14 (6):792-7. Epub 03/06/2015.
Wainwright CE, Elborn JS, Ramsey BW, Marigowda G, Huang X, Cipolli M, Colombo C, Davies JC, De Boeck K, Flume PA, Konstan MW, McColley SA, McCoy K, McKone EF, Munck A, Ratjen F, Rowe SM, Waltz D, Boyle MP, ,
The New England journal of medicine.. 2015 July 16373 (3):220-31. Epub 05/17/2015.
Powers SW, Stark LJ, Chamberlin LA, Filigno SS, Sullivan SM, Lemanek KL, Butcher JL, Driscoll KA, Daines CL, Brody AS, Schindler T, Konstan MW, McCoy KS, Nasr SZ, Castile RG, Acton JD, Wooldridge JL, Ksenich RA, Szczesniak RD, Rausch JR, Stallings VA, Zemel BS, Clancy JP
JAMA pediatrics.. 2015 May 169 (5):e150636. Epub 05/04/2015.
Tiddens HA, De Boeck K, Clancy JP, Fayon M, H G M A, Bresnik M, Derchak A, Lewis SA, Oermann CM,
Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2015 January 14 (1):111-9. Epub 08/01/2014.
Wooldridge JL, Schaeffer D, Jacobs D, Thieroff-Ekerdt R
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.. 2014 November 59 (5):612-5. Epub 1900 01 01.
Assael BM, Pressler T, Bilton D, Fayon M, Fischer R, Chiron R, LaRosa M, Knoop C, McElvaney N, Lewis SA, Bresnik M, Montgomery AB, Oermann CM,
Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2013 March 12 (2):130-40. Epub 09/15/2012.
Wainwright CE, Quittner AL, Geller DE, Nakamura C, Wooldridge JL, Gibson RL, Lewis S, Montgomery AB
Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2011 July 10 (4):234-42. Epub 03/26/2011.
Accurso FJ, Moss RB, Wilmott RW, Anbar RD, Schaberg AE, Durham TA, Ramsey BW,
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2011 March 1183 (5):627-34. Epub 12/17/2010.
Ernst MM, Wooldridge JL, Conway E, Dressman K, Weiland J, Tucker K, Seid M
Journal of pediatric psychology.. 2010 35 (1):14-24. Epub 04/14/2009.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Wooldridge JL, Cotton S, Seid M
Journal of health care chaplaincy.. 2010 16 (3-4):95-108. Epub 1900 01 01.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Cotton S, Wooldridge JL, Grimes L, Seid M
Journal of health care chaplaincy.. 2010 16 (3-4):109-22. Epub 1900 01 01.
Wooldridge JL, Heubi JE, Amaro-Galvez R, Boas SR, Blake KV, Nasr SZ, Chatfield B, McColley SA, Woo MS, Hardy KA, Kravitz RM, Straforini C, Anelli M, Lee C
Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2009 December 8 (6):405-17. Epub 08/15/2009.
Elder DA, Wooldridge JL, Dolan LM, D'Alessio DA
The Journal of pediatrics.. 2007 December 151 (6):653-8. Epub 09/17/2007.
Wooldridge JL, Deutsch GH, Sontag MK, Osberg I, Chase DR, Silkoff PE, Wagener JS, Abman SH, Accurso FJ
Pediatric pulmonology.. 2004 April 37 (4):338-50. Epub 1900 01 01.
Wooldridge JL, Partrick DA, Bensard DD, Deterding RR
Pediatrics.. 2003 December 112 (6 Pt 1):e487. Epub 1900 01 01.
Xu Y, Clark JC, Aronow BJ, Dey CR, Liu C, Wooldridge JL, Whitsett JA
The Journal of biological chemistry.. 2003 February 28278 (9):7674-82. Epub 12/12/2002.
Disorders of the Repiratory Tract in Children (Eighth Edition) (2012)
Chapter: Environmental Exposures in The Normal Host
Authors: Knutsen AP, Temprano J, Wooldridge JL, Bhatla D, Slavin RG
Publisher: Philadelphia, Saunders 2012