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Gavitt A. Woodard, M.D.

Gavitt A. Woodard, M.D.

Clinical Fellow (PGY-7)
Thoracic Surgery

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Harvard University, B.S., Neurobiology, 2006

Harvard University, Certificate in Health Care Policy, 2006

Stanford University, M.D., 2011

  • Thoracic Oncology Program
  • Thoracic Oncology Lab
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma

Gavitt A. Woodard, M.D. is a general surgery resident at UCSF and is currently spending two years as a research fellow in the Thoracic Oncology Lab. Dr. Woodard has a B.S. in neurobiology and a Certificate in Health Care Policy from Harvard University. She received her M.D. from Stanford University in 2011. In the Thoracic Oncology Lab she is working on clinical, translational, and basic science research projects studying lung and esophageal cancer.

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  1. Woodard GA, Jablons DM. Surgery for pleural mesothelioma, when it is indicated and why: arguments against surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2020 Feb; 9(Suppl 1):S86-S91. View in PubMed
  2. Haro GJ, Sheu B, Cook NR, Woodard GA, Mann MJ, Kratz JR. Comparison of Conventional TNM and Novel TNMB Staging Systems for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 12 02; 2(12):e1917062. View in PubMed
  3. Woodard GA, Lee H, Fels Elliott DR, Jones KD, Wong J, Jablons DM, Ihnken K. Case report: recurrent metastatic breast cancer in internal mammary dissection bed discovered at the time of coronary bypass. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Sep 05; 14(1):158. View in PubMed
  4. Carbone M, Adusumilli PS, Alexander HR, Baas P, Bardelli F, Bononi A, Bueno R, Felley-Bosco E, Galateau-Salle F, Jablons D, Mansfield AS, Minaai M, de Perrot M, Pesavento P, Rusch V, Severson DT, Taioli E, Tsao A, Woodard G, Yang H, Zauderer MG, Pass HI. Mesothelioma: Scientific clues for prevention, diagnosis, and therapy. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019 09; 69(5):402-429. View in PubMed
  5. Kratz JR, Haro GJ, Cook NR, He J, Van Den Eeden SK, Woodard GA, Gubens MA, Jahan TM, Jones KD, Kim IJ, He B, Jablons DM, Mann MJ. Incorporation of a Molecular Prognostic Classifier Improves Conventional Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Staging. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 07; 14(7):1223-1232. View in PubMed
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  1. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, JPeraza, LLiebson, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Bariatric Surgery Improves Musculoskeletal Quality of Life. Digestive Diseases Week, May, 2009.
  2. GA Woodard, JPeraza, SBravo, VPodelski, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Does Insurance Status Affect Gastric Bypass Outcomes? Digestive Diseases Week, May, 2009.
  3. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, JRDowney, JPeraza, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Impaired Alcohol Metabolism after Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Case-Crossover Trial. Stanfor
  4. GAWoodard, JPeraza, KChong, NKamat, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. RNYGB Ulcer or Stricture Complication Associated with Increased Weight Loss. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April, 2009.
  5. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, GBanka, SBravo, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Gastric Bypass Improves Musculoskeletal Function. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April, 2009.
  6. GAWoodard, JDowney, JPeraza, JMMorton. Long-term Improvements in Cardiac Risk Factors following Gastric Bypass Surgery. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June, 2008.
  7. GAWoodard, JMMorton. Predictors of Follow-up after Gastric Bypass Surgery. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April, 2008.
  8. GAWoodard, SBravo, JPeraza, KChong, EXiao, BEncarnacion, EChangchien, THernandez-Boussard, JMorton. The Halo Effect of Gastric Bypass: Weight Loss in Family Members. The Obesity Society Annual Meeting, October 27, 2009.
  9. GAWoodard, EChangchien, FBetti; GBanka, THernandez-Boussard, JPresti, JMorton. Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Male Hormones and PSA. American College of Surgeons, October 15, 2009.
  10. GAWoodard. Emerging Topics in Bariatric Surgery. Surgical Grand Rounds, Stanford University, October 7, 2008.
  11. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, JRDowney, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Probiotics Improve Outcomes after Gastric Bypass Surgery. Digestive Diseases Week, May 19, 2008.
  12. GAWoodard. Obesity is an Infectious Disease? Stanford CME Course, March 3, 2008.
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  1. GWoodard, JMorton. Bariatric Surgery. In: MFeldman, LFriedman, L Brandt, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2010: 115-120.
  2. GWoodard, JMorton. Bariatric Outcomes. In: AAlvarez, JBBrodsky, HJMLemmens, JMorton, eds. Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press; 2010: 208-215.
  3. GWoodard, JMorton. Stomal Stenosis After Gastric Bypass. In: MDeitel, MGagner, JDixon, JHimpens, AMadan eds. Handbook of Obesity Surgery. Toronto, Canada: FD-Communications Inc; 2010: 102-107.
  4. GWoodard, JMorton. Reporting of Bariatric Surgery Outcomes. In: NNguyen, EDeMaria, SIkramuddin, MHutter, eds. The SAGES Manual: Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag; 2008: 243-251.


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