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Prescott Woodruff, M.D.

Pulmonologist and critical care specialist

Dr. Prescott G. Woodruff specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He also conducts research at UCSF's Airway Clinical Research Center and General Clinical Research Center where he studies the mechanisms of inflammation, airway remodeling and airway hyper-responsiveness in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Woodruff earned a medical degree at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. After residency training, he was a research fellow at the Channing Laboratory in Respiratory Epidemiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He also completed a graduate degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF, before joining the UCSF medical staff in 2002. He is an assistant professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

Asthma Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961

Hours: Thursdays
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French

Education

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 1993

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital 1996

Fellowships

Channing Laboratory of the Brigham and Women's Hospital 1998
UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Woodruff PG, Chatila W, Connett JE, Criner GJ, Curtis JL, Dransfield MT, Han MK, Lazarus SC, Marchetti N, Rogers TJ, Scanlon PD, Sin DD, Voelker H, Wendt C, Albert RK. Tumour necrosis factor receptor-75 and risk of COPD exacerbation in the azithromycin trial. Eur Respir J. 2014 Jan; 43(1):295-8.
  2. Mooney JJ, Elicker BM, Urbania TH, Agarwal MR, Ryerson CJ, Nguyen ML, Woodruff PG, Jones KD, Collard HR, King TE, Koth LL. Radiographic fibrosis score predicts survival in hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Chest. 2013 Aug; 144(2):586-92.
  3. Bhakta NR, Solberg OD, Nguyen CP, Nguyen CN, Arron JR, Fahy JV, Woodruff PG. A qPCR-based metric of Th2 airway inflammation in asthma. Clin Transl Allergy. 2013; 3(1):24.
  4. Woodruff PG. Double-edged sword? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1184-5.
  5. Hallstrand TS, Lai Y, Altemeier WA, Appel CL, Johnson B, Frevert CW, Hudkins KL, Bollinger JG, Woodruff PG, Hyde DM, Henderson WR, Gelb MH. Regulation and function of epithelial secreted phospholipase A2 group X in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul 1; 188(1):42-50.
  6. Levänen B, Bhakta NR, Torregrosa Paredes P, Barbeau R, Hiltbrunner S, Pollack JL, Sköld CM, Svartengren M, Grunewald J, Gabrielsson S, Eklund A, Larsson BM, Woodruff PG, Erle DJ, Wheelock ÅM. Altered microRNA profiles in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid exosomes in asthmatic patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Mar; 131(3):894-903.
  7. Kudo M, Khalifeh Soltani SM, Sakuma SA, McKleroy W, Lee TH, Woodruff PG, Lee JW, Huang K, Chen C, Arjomandi M, Huang X, Atabai K. Mfge8 suppresses airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma by regulating smooth muscle contraction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 8; 110(2):660-5.
  8. Albert RK, Connett J, Curtis JL, Martinez FJ, Han MK, Lazarus SC, Woodruff PG. Mannose-binding lectin deficiency and acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2012; 7:767-77.
  9. Huang F, Zhang H, Wu M, Yang H, Kudo M, Peters CJ, Woodruff PG, Solberg OD, Donne ML, Huang X, Sheppard D, Fahy JV, Wolters PJ, Hogan BL, Finkbeiner WE, Li M, Jan YN, Jan LY, Rock JR. Calcium-activated chloride channel TMEM16A modulates mucin secretion and airway smooth muscle contraction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 2; 109(40):16354-9.
  10. Solberg OD, Ostrin EJ, Love MI, Peng JC, Bhakta NR, Hou L, Nguyen C, Solon M, Nguyen C, Barczak AJ, Zlock LT, Blagev DP, Finkbeiner WE, Ansel KM, Arron JR, Erle DJ, Woodruff PG. Airway epithelial miRNA expression is altered in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Nov 15; 186(10):965-74.
  11. Albert RK, Connett J, Woodruff PG. Azithromycin and the risk of cardiovascular death. N Engl J Med. 2012 Aug 23; 367(8):773-4; author reply 775.
  12. Jia G, Erickson RW, Choy DF, Mosesova S, Wu LC, Solberg OD, Shikotra A, Carter R, Audusseau S, Hamid Q, Bradding P, Fahy JV, Woodruff PG, Harris JM, Arron JR. Periostin is a systemic biomarker of eosinophilic airway inflammation in asthmatic patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Sep; 130(3):647-654.e10.
  13. Diez D, Goto S, Fahy JV, Erle DJ, Woodruff PG, Wheelock ÅM, Wheelock CE. Network analysis identifies a putative role for the PPAR and type 1 interferon pathways in glucocorticoid actions in asthmatics. BMC Med Genomics. 2012; 5:27.
  14. Dransfield MT, Harnden S, Burton RL, Albert RK, Bailey WC, Casaburi R, Connett J, Cooper JA, Criner GJ, Curtis JL, Han MK, Make B, Marchetti N, Martinez FJ, McEvoy C, Nahm MH, Niewoehner DE, Porszasz J, Reilly J, Scanlon PD, Scharf SM, Sciurba FC, Washko GR, Woodruff PG, Lazarus SC. Long-term comparative immunogenicity of protein conjugate and free polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccines in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 55(5):e35-44.
  15. Thomas MF, Abdul-Wajid S, Panduro M, Babiarz JE, Rajaram M, Woodruff P, Lanier LL, Heissmeyer V, Ansel KM. Eri1 regulates microRNA homeostasis and mouse lymphocyte development and antiviral function. Blood. 2012 Jul 5; 120(1):130-42.
  16. Hallstrand TS, Woodruff PG, Holgate ST, Knight DA. Function of the airway epithelium in asthma. J Allergy (Cairo). 2012; 2012:160586.
  17. A combined pulmonary-radiology workshop for visual evaluation of COPD: study design, chest CT findings and concordance with quantitative evaluation. COPD. 2012 Apr; 9(2):151-9.
  18. Casaburi R, Porszasz J, Hecht A, Tiep B, Albert RK, Anthonisen NR, Bailey WC, Connett JE, Cooper JA, Criner GJ, Curtis J, Dransfield M, Lazarus SC, Make B, Martinez FJ, McEvoy C, Niewoehner DE, Reilly JJ, Scanlon P, Scharf SM, Sciurba FC, Woodruff P. Influence of lightweight ambulatory oxygen on oxygen use and activity patterns of COPD patients receiving long-term oxygen therapy. COPD. 2012 Feb; 9(1):3-11.
  19. Albert RK, Connett J, Bailey WC, Casaburi R, Cooper JA, Criner GJ, Curtis JL, Dransfield MT, Han MK, Lazarus SC, Make B, Marchetti N, Martinez FJ, Madinger NE, McEvoy C, Niewoehner DE, Porsasz J, Price CS, Reilly J, Scanlon PD, Sciurba FC, Scharf SM, Washko GR, Woodruff PG, Anthonisen NR. Azithromycin for prevention of exacerbations of COPD. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 25; 365(8):689-98.
  20. Gordon ED, Sidhu SS, Wang ZE, Woodruff PG, Yuan S, Solon MC, Conway SJ, Huang X, Locksley RM, Fahy JV. A protective role for periostin and TGF-ß in IgE-mediated allergy and airway hyperresponsiveness. Clin Exp Allergy. 2012 Jan; 42(1):144-55.

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