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Authors > Paula J. Woodward, MD

Paula J. Woodward, MD is Professor of Radiology, David G. Bragg, MD and Marcia R. Bragg Presidential Endowed Chair in Oncologic Imaging, and Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. She is a co-author of Diagnostic Imaging: Obstetrics, 3rd Edition, Imaging Anatomy: Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis, 2nd Edition, and Imaging Anatomy: Ultrasound, 2nd Edition.


Before assuming her current position at the University of Utah, Dr. Woodward was named Distinguished Scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), in Washington, DC. At the AFIP, she also served as the genitourinary section chief and acted as the radiologic pathology course director. Dr. Woodward received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, after which she fulfilled her commitment to the United States Air Force (USAF) with 8 years of service as an internal medicine intern, a flight surgeon assigned to a C-5 unit, and a radiology resident at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Woodward has excelled as a radiology educator while also contributing to research. Students use words such as “role model,” “passionate,” and “amazing” to describe her teaching methods. Dr. Woodward has been named Teacher of the Year a total of six times at three different institutions, and was named 2014 Outstanding Educator by the RSNA for her accomplishments as a mentor, teacher, researcher, and author.


Dr. Woodward has authored or co-authored nearly 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, 11 books, and nearly 200 book chapters. A member of eight professional societies, Dr. Woodward particularly values her service to the American Board of Radiology (ABR). She has served multiple times as an ABR oral board examiner in ultrasound and genitourinary radiology, and has been a member of the ABR Written Exam Committee (genitourinary section) and the ABR Oral Exam Committee (genitourinary section).

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