Dr. Woodruff earned his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He did a research fellowship in respiratory epidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and also earned a Master’s of Public Health from Harvard University. After completing a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, he joined the faculty at UCSF in 2002. Currently, Woodruff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine.
Research in Woodruff’s lab is focused on a number of lung diseases including asthma and chronic pulmonary lung disease. His lab investigates the distinct molecular phenotypes underlying these diseases and the molecular mechanisms of airway inflammation. They are also working to develop blood-based diagnostic markers for specific lung disease phenotypes. Woodruff has collaborated with Joe Arron since 2006.