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.
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
Sponsor: National Council of Boy Scouts of America
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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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