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James R. Woods, M.D.

Contact Information

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


Professional Background

James R. Woods, Jr., MD is the past Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY. He completed medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, and his perinatal fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine. Early in his career, Dr. Woods served as chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Rochester, offering high-risk obstetric care. Dr. Woods has authored or co-authored over one hundred forty articles on maternal-fetal medicine, maternal drug addiction, complications of pregnancy, and menopause medicine. He is editor-in-chief of periFACTS OB/GYN Academy, an online education program for students, nurses, and physicians. In 1996, an endowed chair honoring Dr. Woods was established at the University of Rochester. He has been named in Best Doctors in America for many years, the most recent being 2014.



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

International Association of Business Leaders

Strathmore's Who's Who

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

March of Dimes Health Leadership Award for Physician & Education

Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States

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

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

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

1992 - 2014
Best Doctors in America Listed under: Addiction Medicine, Addicted Pregnant Women, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medic

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

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

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

Eagle Scout
Sponsor: National Council of Boy Scouts of America

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Journal Articles

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.

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.

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

Book Title: The Handbook of Patient Safety compliance: A Practical Guide for Health Care Org
Author List: Rozovsky FA; Woods JR Jr.
Published By: Jossey-Bass 2005

Book Title: What do I say? Communicating Intended or Unanticipated Outcomes in Obstetrics
Author List: Woods JR Jr; Rozovsky FA
Published By: Jossey-Bass 2003

Book Title: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Author List: Woods JR Jr
Published By: W.B. Saunders Co. 1998




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