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. Putcha N, Paul GG, Azar A, Wise RA, O'Neal WK, Dransfield MT, Woodruff PG, Curtis JL, Comellas AP, Drummond MB, Lambert AA, Paulin LM, Fawzy A, Kanner RE, Paine R, Han MK, Martinez FJ, Bowler RP, Barr RG, Hansel NN. Lower serum IgA is associated with COPD exacerbation risk in SPIROMICS. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0194924.
  2. Burkes RM, Gassett AJ, Ceppe AS, Anderson W, O'Neal WK, Woodruff PG, Krishnan JA, Barr RG, Han MK, Martinez FJ, Comellas AP, Lambert AA, Kaufman JD, Dransfield MT, Wells JM, Kanner RE, Paine R, Bleecker ER, Paulin LM, Hansel NN, Drummond MB. Rural Residence and COPD Exacerbations: Analysis of the SPIROMICS Cohort. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Mar 27.
  3. 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.

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