May 1, 2020 Valerie Bakies Lile, CAE
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ACOOG President Patrick Woodman, DO

Fort Worth, TX

On April 22, 2020, the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists inaugurated Patrick Woodman, DO, MS as the 2020-2021 President.

Patrick Woodman is a Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgeon and Educator from Royal Oak, MI. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), where he graduated with an Honors degree in Psychology and a double major in Biology. He received his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University, and he completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI. He was the first graduate of the US Army’s ACGME-accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, now housed in Washington DC at the prestigious Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

After four years as a faculty member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and serving his country as an Army surgeon, Dr. Woodman became Assistant Director of Indiana University’s FPMRS fellowship program in 2005, where he served as Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology for 8 years. In September of 2012, he was hired as Associate Professor and Chair of Specialty Care at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently is the Program Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Ascension Macomb – Oakland Hospital in Warren, MI. Having taught medical trainees at every level from medical students to fellows, he has received multiple teaching awards, including his favorite, the APGO Resident Teaching Award, twice.

Dr. Woodman is an expert in the vaginal approach to reconstructive surgery, as well as offering a broad set of laparoscopic and abdominal choices. He has published more than 40 scientific journal articles, book chapters including one in Gray’s Anatomy, and many award-winning videos. At Indiana University, he completed his Masters in Clinical Research, and a Mini-course in Pelvic Floor Electrodiagnostics with international expert, Thomas Benson, MD and was the busiest Gynecologic surgeon in the State of Indiana for 4 consecutive years. Recently, he was named to Detroit’s Hour Magazine’s “Top Doctors”. Woodman is board certified in both OB/GYN and FPMRS, and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. He is member of the American Urogynecology Society, the International Continence Society, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.

About the ACOOG

Founded in 1934, the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to excellence in women’s health. The ACOOG strives to educate and support osteopathic physicians to improve the quality of life for women by promoting programs that are innovative, visionary, inclusive, and socially relevant. The purpose of the ACOOG continues to be the premier leader in physical, emotional, and spiritual health of women. Visit  Visit to learn more about osteopathic obstetrics and gynecology.

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