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James R. Woods, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 271-7800

Fax: (585) 473-6911

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Biography

Professional Background

James R. Woods, Jr., M.D. is Professor and past Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. For 16 years Dr. Woods was chief of Maternal Medicine at URMC followed by 11 years as chairman of the Department. During the past 8 years he has led a dedicated gyn menopause practice. Dr. Woods has authored or co-authored over one hundred forty articles on communication in medicine, complications of pregnancy, and menopause management. He has authored 6 books on obstetrics and four books on menopause management, including one on breast cancer for the gynecologist. Since 1991, he has been the editor-in-chief of the Peri-FACTS Ob/Gyn Academy, an international on-line educational program for obstetric and gynecologic care providers combining articles, clinical cases, grand rounds lectures and teaching videos. In 1996, an endowed Professorship honoring Dr. Woods was established at the University of Rochester. He has been named in Best Doctors in America for many years. In 2010 Dr. Woods was honored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists with the Outstanding Service Award for District II for his “tireless efforts in the area of obstetric patient safety”. In 2012 he received the lifetime achievement award from the District II American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Woods has lectured extensively on communication in obstetrics and more recently on menopause management. He has pioneered strategies for transforming some of the most challenging clinical interactions with patients after adverse or challenging outcomes into extraordinary opportunities for compassionate communication between clinicians and their patients and family members.

Credentials

Education

1970
MD | Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest Univ

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1974 - 06/30/1976
Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine

07/01/1971 - 06/30/1974
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center

07/01/1970 - 06/30/1971
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center

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Awards

2010 - Present
2010 Community Champion
Sponsor: The Perinatal Network of Monroe County, Inc.
Location: Rochester, NY

2010
International Association of Business Leaders

2010
Strathmore's Who's Who

2010
Annual Service Award for District II of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

2008 - Present
Guide to America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Sponsor: SLD Industries

2006 - Present
Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare

2006
March of Dimes Health Leadership Award for Physician & Education

2006
Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States

2005
Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education

2004 - Present
Who's Who Among America's Teachers

2004 - 2005
American Men and Women of Science

1997 - 1999
Served on Advisory Board of American Hospital Association, Maternal and Child Health Division.

1996 - 1997
The 2,000 Best Doctors in the Northeast

1996
Endowed Chair honoring Dr. Woods was established at the University of Rochester, James Woods Professorship of Perinatal Medicine

1993
Recipient of the 1993 Hannah G. Solomon Award - Humanitarian Service, presented by Nat'l Council of Jewish Women, Roch. Section

1992 - 2010
Best Doctors in America Listed under: Addiction Medicine, Addicted Pregnant Women, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medic

1984
Best Poster Presentation for SGI "Differential Onset of Auditory & Visual Function in the serially Tested Fetal Lamb"

1973
Best Resident Scientific Paper Armed Forces District, ACOG, Las Vegas, Nevada "Amniotic Fluid Lipid, Preliminary Observations

1972
Best Resident Scientific Exhibit Armed Forces District, ACOG, Seattle, WA "Water Vacuum Suction Curettage 1st Trimester Abortion

1954
Eagle Scout
Sponsor: National Council of Boy Scouts of America

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Publications

Journal Articles

2006
Mingione MJ; Pressman EK, Woods JR. "Prevention of PPROM: Current and future strategies". The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 2006; 19(12): 783-789.

12/2003
Pressman EK, Cavanaugh JL, Mingione M, Norkus EP, Woods JR. "Effects of maternal antioxidant supplementation on maternal and fetal antioxidant levels: a randomized, double-blind study." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 2003 Dec 0; 189(6):1720-5.

11/2002
Woods JR, Cavanaugh JL, Norkus EP, Plessinger MA, Miller RK. "The effect of labor on maternal and fetal vitamins C and E." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 2002 Nov 0; 187(5):1179-83.

Books & Chapters

2019
Book Title: The Little Book of Menopause: Living with the Challenges of Breast Cancer
Author List: Woods JR, Warner E, Bonham A
Published By: periFACTS Press 2019

2018
Book Title: The Little Book of Menopause: Understanding the biology and management of menopause (Expanded Edition)
Author List: Woods JR. Warner ED
Published By: periFACTS Press 2018

2017
Book Title: The Little Book of Menopause: Understanding the biology and management of menopause
Author List: Woods JR, Warner ED
Published By: periFACTS Press 2017

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Videos

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A Healthier Uganda: One Woman's Efforts for the Women and Children

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A Healthier Uganda: One Woman's Efforts for the Women and Children

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Obstetrics and Gynecology in Western Uganda

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Obstetrics and Gynecology in Western Uganda