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Gavitt A. Woodard, M.D.

Gavitt A. Woodard, M.D.

Chief Resident (PGY-5)
General Surgery

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  • Harvard University, B.S., Neurobiology, 2006
  • Harvard University, Certificate in Health Care Policy, 2006
  • Stanford University, M.D., 2011
  • Thoracic Oncology Program
  • Thoracic Oncology Lab
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma

Gavitt A. Woodard, M.D. is a general surgery resident at UCSF and is currently spending two years as a research fellow in the Thoracic Oncology Lab. Dr. Woodard has a B.S. in neurobiology and a Certificate in Health Care Policy from Harvard University. She received her M.D. from Stanford University in 2011. In the Thoracic Oncology Lab she is working on clinical, translational, and basic science research projects studying lung and esophageal cancer.

  • Thoracic Oncology Laboratory
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  1. Woodard GA, Wang SX, Kratz JR, Zoon-Besselink CT, Chiang CY, Gubens MA, Jahan TM, Blakely CM, Jones KD, Mann MJ, Jablons DM. Adjuvant Chemotherapy Guided by Molecular Profiling and Improved Outcomes in Early Stage, Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 May 31. View in PubMed
  2. Kratz JR, Woodard G, Jablons DM. Management of Lung Cancer Invading the Superior Sulcus. Thorac Surg Clin. 2017 May; 27(2):149-157. View in PubMed
  3. Li H, Yue D, Jin JQ, Woodard GA, Tolani B, Luh TM, Giroux-Leprieur E, Mo M, Chen Z, Che J, Zhang Z, Zhou Y, Wang L, Hao X, Jablons D, Wang C, He B. Gli promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human lung adenocarcinomas. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 06; 7(49):80415-80425. View in PubMed
  4. Kang HC, Kim JI, Chang HK, Woodard G, Choi YS, Ku JL, Jablons DM, Kim IJ. FAIM2, as a novel diagnostic maker and a potential therapeutic target for small-cell lung cancer and atypical carcinoid. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 28; 6:34022. View in PubMed
  5. Woodard GA, Crockard JC, Clary-Macy C, Zoon-Besselink CT, Jones K, Korn WM, Ko AH, Gottschalk AR, Rogers SJ, Jablons DM. Hybrid minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy after neoadjuvant chemoradiation yields excellent long-term survival outcomes with minimal morbidity. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 114(7):838-847. View in PubMed
  6. Carbone M, Kanodia S, Chao A, Miller A, Wali A, Weissman D, Adjei A, Baumann F, Boffetta P, Buck B, de Perrot M, Dogan AU, Gavett S, Gualtieri A, Hassan R, Hesdorffer M, Hirsch FR, Larson D, Mao W, Masten S, Pass HI, Peto J, Pira E, Steele I, Tsao A, Woodard GA, Yang H, Malik S. Consensus Report of the 2015 Weinman International Conference on Mesothelioma. J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Aug; 11(8):1246-1262. View in PubMed
  7. Yang D, Woodard G, Zhou C, Wang X, Liu Z, Ye Z, Li K. Significance of different response evaluation criteria in predicting progression-free survival of lung cancer with certain imaging characteristics. Thorac Cancer. 2016 Sep; 7(5):535-542. View in PubMed
  8. Kang HC, Kim HK, Lee S, Mendez P, Kim JW, Woodard G, Yoon JH, Jen KY, Fang LT, Jones K, Jablons DM, Kim IJ. Whole exome and targeted deep sequencing identify genome-wide allelic loss and frequent SETDB1 mutations in malignant pleural mesotheliomas. Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 16; 7(7):8321-31. View in PubMed
  9. Woodard GA, Jones KD, Jablons DM. Lung Cancer Staging and Prognosis. Cancer Treat Res. 2016; 170:47-75. View in PubMed
  10. Yue D, Li H, Che J, Zhang Y, Tolani B, Mo M, Zhang H, Zheng Q, Yang Y, Cheng R, Jin JQ, Luh TW, Yang C, Tseng HH, Giroux-Leprieur E, Woodard GA, Hao X, Wang C, Jablons DM, He B. EMX2 Is a Predictive Marker for Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Lung Squamous Cell Carcinomas. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132134. View in PubMed
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  1. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, JPeraza, LLiebson, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Bariatric Surgery Improves Musculoskeletal Quality of Life. Digestive Diseases Week, May, 2009.
  2. GA Woodard, JPeraza, SBravo, VPodelski, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Does Insurance Status Affect Gastric Bypass Outcomes? Digestive Diseases Week, May, 2009.
  3. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, JRDowney, JPeraza, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Impaired Alcohol Metabolism after Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Case-Crossover Trial. Stanfor
  4. GAWoodard, JPeraza, KChong, NKamat, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. RNYGB Ulcer or Stricture Complication Associated with Increased Weight Loss. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April, 2009.
  5. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, GBanka, SBravo, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Gastric Bypass Improves Musculoskeletal Function. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April, 2009.
  6. GAWoodard, JDowney, JPeraza, JMMorton. Long-term Improvements in Cardiac Risk Factors following Gastric Bypass Surgery. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June, 2008.
  7. GAWoodard, JMMorton. Predictors of Follow-up after Gastric Bypass Surgery. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April, 2008.
  8. GAWoodard, SBravo, JPeraza, KChong, EXiao, BEncarnacion, EChangchien, THernandez-Boussard, JMorton. The Halo Effect of Gastric Bypass: Weight Loss in Family Members. The Obesity Society Annual Meeting, October 27, 2009.
  9. GAWoodard, EChangchien, FBetti; GBanka, THernandez-Boussard, JPresti, JMorton. Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Male Hormones and PSA. American College of Surgeons, October 15, 2009.
  10. GAWoodard. Emerging Topics in Bariatric Surgery. Surgical Grand Rounds, Stanford University, October 7, 2008.
  11. GAWoodard, BEncarnacion, JRDowney, THernandez-Boussard, JMMorton. Probiotics Improve Outcomes after Gastric Bypass Surgery. Digestive Diseases Week, May 19, 2008.
  12. GAWoodard. Obesity is an Infectious Disease? Stanford CME Course, March 3, 2008.
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  1. GWoodard, JMorton. Bariatric Surgery. In: MFeldman, LFriedman, L Brandt, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2010: 115-120.
  2. GWoodard, JMorton. Bariatric Outcomes. In: AAlvarez, JBBrodsky, HJMLemmens, JMorton, eds. Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press; 2010: 208-215.
  3. GWoodard, JMorton. Stomal Stenosis After Gastric Bypass. In: MDeitel, MGagner, JDixon, JHimpens, AMadan eds. Handbook of Obesity Surgery. Toronto, Canada: FD-Communications Inc; 2010: 102-107.
  4. GWoodard, JMorton. Reporting of Bariatric Surgery Outcomes. In: NNguyen, EDeMaria, SIkramuddin, MHutter, eds. The SAGES Manual: Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag; 2008: 243-251.