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Jamie L. Wooldridge, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2464

Fax: (585) 275-8706

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Wooldridge has a passion for taking care of kids with asthma. Both in taking care of kids with asthma and improving asthma care in the community. Dr. Wooldridge utilizes motivation interviewing in working with patients and their caregivers to identify changes they can make to improve their asthma symptoms. She also has a number of tools to help patients understand asthma and improve adherence with their medications. She is the pulmonologist for the Severe Asthma Clinic at Golisano Children’s Hospital and a Certified Asthma Educator.

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 in the state. Through this work, Dr. Wooldridge is the physician leader for the Asthma Coalition of Erie, Monroe, and Niagara counties. This includes working with hospitals and primary care practices to implement a care process ensuring patients receive guideline-based asthma care with education and self-management tools. Dr. Wooldridge is working with practices in all three counties. She welcomes questions and can be reached at jamie_wooldridge@urmc.rochester.edu

Dr. Wooldridge received her M.D. from Indiana University in 1995. She completed her pediatric residency training at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, in 1998 and her pediatric pulmonary fellowship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2002. She was faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 2002 through 2010 where she conducted clinical research in abnormal metabolism and effects on lung function in cystic fibrosis. She also completed formal training in Motivational Interviewing which she has employed in her patient care since. She joined the faculty and St. Louis University School of Medicine and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center from 2010 through 2016. In this position, she was a leader of 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 her population health initiative through the Asthma Coalition of Erie, Monroe, and Niagara County to improve outcomes for kids with asthma. 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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1995
MD | Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at University Of Colorado At Denver

07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children

07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996
Internship in Pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children

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Awards

2020
Buffalo Spree Top Doctor

2019
Tweenty-first Annual Association of Asthma Educators Conference- Humanitarian/Outstanding Community Champion Award

2015 - 2016
Best Doctors of America
Location: St. Louis

2015 - 2016
Cardinal Glennon Foundation Ambassador Award- Care team Nominee

2013
Cardinal Glennon Foundation Ambassador Award- Individual Nominee

2012
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

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/2016
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. "Enteral tube feeding for individuals with cystic fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation evidence-informed guidelines." Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2016 Nov 0; 15(6):724-735. Epub 2016 Sep 03.

12/2015
Wooldridge JL, Mason S, Brusatti J, Albers GM, Noyes BE. "Improvements in Cystic Fibrosis Quarterly Visits, Lung Function Tests, and Respiratory Cultures." Pediatrics.. 2015 Dec 0; 136(6):e1611-6. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

11/2015
Wooldridge JL, Szczesniak RD, Fenchel MC, Elder DA. "Insulin secretion abnormalities in exocrine pancreatic sufficient cystic fibrosis patients." Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.. 2015 Nov 0; 14(6):792-7. Epub 2015 Mar 06.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Environmental Exposures in The Normal Host
Book Title: Disorders of the Repiratory Tract in Children (Eighth Edition)
Author List: Knutsen AP, Temprano J, Wooldridge JL, Bhatla D, Slavin RG
Published By: Philadelphia, Saunders 2012

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