Dr. Prescott Woodruff specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He also conducts research at UCSF's airway and general clinical research centers. He studies the mechanisms of inflammation, airway remodeling, and airway hyperresponsiveness (contraction or spasm in response to inhaled irritants) in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Woodruff earned his medical degree at the Columbia Vagelos 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 in respiratory epidemiology at the Channing Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He also completed a master of public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF. He joined the UCSF in 2002.
Woodruff is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1993
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1996
Channing Laboratory of the Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1998
UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine, 2002
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine