Prescott Woodruff, MD

Pulmonologist and critical care specialist

Dr. Prescott G. Woodruff is an professor of medicine at UCSF and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He 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.

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

Board Certification

Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Professor

More about Prescott Woodruff

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. Peters MC, Kerr S, Dunican EM, Woodruff PG, Fajt ML, Levy BD, Israel E, Phillips BR, Mauger DT, Comhair SA, Erzurum SC, Johansson MW, Jarjour NN, Coverstone AM, Castro M, Hastie AT, Bleecker ER, Wenzel SE, Fahy JV. Refractory Airway Type-2 Inflammation in a Large Subgroup of Asthmatics treated with Inhaled Corticosteroids. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Mar 07.
  2. Han MK, Tayob N, Murray S, Woodruff PG, Curtis JL, Kim V, Criner G, Galban CJ, Ross BD, Hoffman EA, Lynch DA, Kazerooni E, Martinez FJ. Association between Emphysema and COPD Outcomes in COPDGene and SPIROMICS Cohorts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb 27.
  3. Mangul S, Yang HT, Strauli N, Gruhl F, Porath HT, Hsieh K, Chen L, Daley T, Christenson S, Wesolowska-Andersen A, Spreafico R, Rios C, Eng C, Smith AD, Hernandez RD, Ophoff RA, Santana JR, Levanon EY, Woodruff PG, Burchard E, Seibold MA, Shifman S, Eskin E, Zaitlen N. ROP: dumpster diving in RNA-sequencing to find the source of 1 trillion reads across diverse adult human tissues. Genome Biol. 2018 Feb 15; 19(1):36.
  4. Leitao Filho FS, Ra SW, Mattman A, Schellenberg RS, Criner GJ, Woodruff PG, Lazarus SC, Albert R, Connett JE, Han MK, Martinez FJ, Leung JM, Paul Man SF, Aaron SD, Reed RM, Sin DD. Serum IgG subclass levels and risk of exacerbations and hospitalizations in patients with COPD. Respir Res. 2018 Feb 14; 19(1):30.
  5. Martinez FJ, Han MK, Allinson JP, Barr RG, Boucher RC, Calverley P, Celli BR, Christenson SA, Crystal RG, Fagerås M, Freeman CM, Groenke L, Hoffman EA, Kesimer M, Kostikas K, Paine Iii R, Rafii S, Rennard SI, Segal LN, Shaykhiev R, Stevenson C, Tal-Singer R, Vestbo J, Woodruff PG, Curtis JL, Wedzicha JA. At the Root: Defining and Halting Progression of Early Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb 06.
  6. Bhakta NR, Christenson SA, Nerella S, Solberg OD, Nguyen CP, Choy DF, Jung KL, Garudadri S, Bonser LR, Pollack JL, Zlock LT, Erle DJ, Langelier C, Derisi JL, Arron JR, Fahy JV, Woodruff PG. IFN-stimulated Gene Expression, Type 2 Inflammation, and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb 01; 197(3):313-324.
  7. Smith BM, Traboulsi H, Austin JHM, Manichaikul A, Hoffman EA, Bleecker ER, Cardoso WV, Cooper C, Couper DJ, Dashnaw SM, Guo J, Han MK, Hansel NN, Hughes EW, Jacobs DR, Kanner RE, Kaufman JD, Kleerup E, Lin CL, Liu K, Lo Cascio CM, Martinez FJ, Nguyen JN, Prince MR, Rennard S, Rich SS, Simon L, Sun Y, Watson KE, Woodruff PG, Baglole CJ, Barr RG. Human airway branch variation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jan 30; 115(5):E974-E981.
  8. Hastie AT, Martinez FJ, Curtis JL, Doerschuk CM, Hansel NN, Christenson S, Putcha N, Ortega VE, Li X, Barr RG, Carretta EE, Couper DJ, Cooper CB, Hoffman EA, Kanner RE, Kleerup E, O'Neal WK, Paine R, Peters SP, Alexis NE, Woodruff PG, Han MK, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER. Association of sputum and blood eosinophil concentrations with clinical measures of COPD severity: an analysis of the SPIROMICS cohort. Lancet Respir Med. 2017 Dec; 5(12):956-967.
  9. Choi S, Haghighi B, Choi J, Hoffman EA, Comellas AP, Newell JD, Wenzel SE, Castro M, Fain SB, Jarjour NN, Schiebler ML, Barr RG, Han MK, Bleecker ER, Cooper CB, Couper D, Hansel N, Kanner RE, Kazeroni EA, Kleerup EAC, Martinez FJ, O'Neal WK, Woodruff PG, Lin CL. Differentiation of quantitative CT imaging phenotypes in asthma versus COPD. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2017; 4(1):e000252.
  10. Bradford E, Jacobson S, Varasteh J, Comellas AP, Woodruff P, O'Neal W, DeMeo DL, Li X, Kim V, Cho M, Castaldi PJ, Hersh C, Silverman EK, Crapo JD, Kechris K, Bowler RP. The value of blood cytokines and chemokines in assessing COPD. Respir Res. 2017 Oct 24; 18(1):180.
  11. Lachowicz-Scroggins ME, Finkbeiner WE, Gordon ED, Yuan S, Zlock L, Bhakta NR, Woodruff PG, Fahy JV, Boushey HA. Corticosteroid and long-acting ß-agonist therapy reduces epithelial goblet cell metaplasia. Clin Exp Allergy. 2017 Dec; 47(12):1534-1545.
  12. Anderson WH, Ha JW, Couper DJ, O'Neal WK, Barr RG, Bleecker ER, Carretta EE, Cooper CB, Doerschuk CM, Drummond MB, Han MK, Hansel NN, Kim V, Kleerup EC, Martinez FJ, Rennard SI, Tashkin D, Woodruff PG, Paine R, Curtis JL, Kanner RE. Variability in objective and subjective measures affects baseline values in studies of patients with COPD. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0184606.
  13. Martinez CH, Li SX, Hirzel AJ, Stolberg VR, Alexis NE, Barr RG, Bleecker ER, Carretta EE, Christenson SA, Cooper CB, Couper DJ, Doerschuk CM, Han MK, Hansel NN, Hastie AT, Hoffman EA, Kaner RJ, Martinez FJ, Meyers DA, O'Neal WK, Paine R, Putcha N, Rennard SI, Woodruff PG, Zeidler M, Curtis JL, Freeman CM. Alveolar eosinophilia in current smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the SPIROMICS cohort. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Jan; 141(1):429-432.
  14. Kesimer M, Ford AA, Ceppe A, Radicioni G, Cao R, Davis CW, Doerschuk CM, Alexis NE, Anderson WH, Henderson AG, Barr RG, Bleecker ER, Christenson SA, Cooper CB, Han MK, Hansel NN, Hastie AT, Hoffman EA, Kanner RE, Martinez F, Paine R, Woodruff PG, O'Neal WK, Boucher RC. Airway Mucin Concentration as a Marker of Chronic Bronchitis. N Engl J Med. 2017 09 07; 377(10):911-922.
  15. Bowler RP, Hansel NN, Jacobson S, Graham Barr R, Make BJ, Han MK, O'Neal WK, Oelsner EC, Casaburi R, Barjaktarevic I, Cooper C, Foreman M, Wise RA, DeMeo DL, Silverman EK, Bailey W, Harrington KF, Woodruff PG, Drummond MB. Electronic Cigarette Use in US Adults at Risk for or with COPD: Analysis from Two Observational Cohorts. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec; 32(12):1315-1322.
  16. Woodruff PG, van den Berge M, Boucher RC, Brightling C, Burchard EG, Christenson SA, Han MK, Holtzman MJ, Kraft M, Lynch DA, Martinez FD, Reddel HK, Sin DD, Washko GR, Wenzel SE, Punturieri A, Freemer MM, Wise RA. American Thoracic Society/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Asthma-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Workshop Report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug 01; 196(3):375-381.
  17. Han MK, Quibrera PM, Carretta EE, Barr RG, Bleecker ER, Bowler RP, Cooper CB, Comellas A, Couper DJ, Curtis JL, Criner G, Dransfield MT, Hansel NN, Hoffman EA, Kanner RE, Krishnan JA, Martinez CH, Pirozzi CB, O'Neal WK, Rennard S, Tashkin DP, Wedzicha JA, Woodruff P, Paine R, Martinez FJ. Frequency of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an analysis of the SPIROMICS cohort. Lancet Respir Med. 2017 Aug; 5(8):619-626.
  18. Duffy S, Marron R, Voelker H, Albert R, Connett J, Bailey W, Casaburi R, Cooper JA, Curtis JL, Dransfield M, Han MK, Make B, Marchetti N, Martinez F, Lazarus S, Niewoehner D, Scanlon PD, Sciurba F, Scharf S, Reed RM, Washko G, Woodruff P, McEvoy C, Aaron S, Sin D, Criner GJ. Effect of beta-blockers on exacerbation rate and lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Respir Res. 2017 Jun 19; 18(1):124.
  19. Ra SW, Sze MA, Lee EC, Tam S, Oh Y, Fishbane N, Criner GJ, Woodruff PG, Lazarus SC, Albert R, Connett JE, Han MK, Martinez FJ, Aaron SD, Reed RM, Man SFP, Sin DD. Azithromycin and risk of COPD exacerbations in patients with and without Helicobacter pylori. Respir Res. 2017 May 30; 18(1):109.
  20. Hansel NN, Paulin LM, Gassett AJ, Peng RD, Alexis N, Fan VS, Bleecker E, Bowler R, Comellas AP, Dransfield M, Han MK, Kim V, Krishnan JA, Pirozzi C, Cooper CB, Martinez F, Woodruff PG, Breysse PJ, Barr RG, Kaufman JD. Design of the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD (SPIROMICS) AIR Study. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2017; 4(1):e000186.

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