Jonathan Woodson, MD

Jonathan Woodson, MD, leads Boston University’s University-wide Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy. He is a Larz Anderson Professor in Management and Professor of the Practice at the Questrom School of Business, and holds joint appointments as Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the School of Public Health.

Dr. Woodson served from 2010 to 2016 as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in the United States Department of Defense (DoD). He was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for all health and force health protection related issues, and ensured the effective execution of the DoD medical mission. He exercised authority, direction, and control over the Defense Health Agency, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Tricare Health Plan—responsible for servicing 9.5 million beneficiaries. His organization provided and maintained medical readiness for the medical services including during military operations, those held in control of the military services, and those entitled to Tricare.

Professor of the Practice
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

Professor of the Practice
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Markets, Public Policy & Law

Boston University Questrom School of Business
Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy

2017 BlackDoctors. Org and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health: Top Blacks in Healthcare Award
2016 New York University: Distinguished Career Alumni Award
2016 Modern Healthcare: Top 25 Minority Executives in Health care
2016 Department of Defense: Distinguished Public Service Medal
2016 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: University Medal
2016 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States: Founders Medal
2016 National Guard Bureau: Minuteman Award for Leadership
2015 Wash100 most influential medical policy leaders: Inductee
2014 New York University School of Medicine: Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award
2013 City University of New York: Distinguished Alumni Award
2009 Consumer's Guide: Listed among top US doctors
2009 Suffolk University: Citizen of the Year Award
2008-2014 Listed among top US surgeons
2008 Association of American Medical Colleges: Gold Humanism in Medical Colleges Medicine Award
2007 Selected as one of the Top Vascular Surgeons in Boston
1995 Black Achiever Award
1990 Tyler Research Fund Award
1990-1991 Boston University: Surgical Teaching Award
1987 Jobst Vascular Fellows Award
1979 Samuel Spiegel Award
1979 Merck Manual Award


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2006 Short-Term Research Training for Minority Students 5T35HL070450-05

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  1. Nudel J, Bishara AM, de Geus SWL, Patil P, Srinivasan J, Hess DT, Woodson J. Development and validation of machine learning models to predict gastrointestinal leak and venous thromboembolism after weight loss surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan; 35(1):182-191.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31953733
  2. Hutter PJ, Roski J, Woodson J, Middleton A, Kneeland R, Worthy A, Zitelman D, Trinh T, Cruz SD, Cooper E. Readiness Of Medical Providers In The Military Health System: Overview Of Operational And Policy Considerations. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 08; 38(8):1274-1280. PMID: 31381398
  3. Knudson MM, Elster EA, Bailey JA, Woodson J. Military Health System Strategic Partnership with the American College of Surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 08; 227(2):296-297. PMID: 30053946
  4. Knudson MM, Elster EA, Bailey JA, Johannigman JA, Bailey PV, Schwab CW, Kirk GG, Woodson JA. Military-Civilian Partnerships in Training, Sustaining, Recruitment, Retention, and Readiness: Proceedings from an Exploratory First-Steps Meeting. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 08; 227(2):284-292. PMID: 29802978; DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.04.030;
  5. Califf RM, Robb MA, Bindman AB, Briggs JP, Collins FS, Conway PH, Coster TS, Cunningham FE, De Lew N, DeSalvo KB, Dymek C, Dzau VJ, Fleurence RL, Frank RG, Gaziano JM, Kaufmann P, Lauer M, Marks PW, McGinnis JM, Richards C, Selby JV, Shulkin DJ, Shuren J, Slavitt AM, Smith SR, Washington BV, White PJ, Woodcock J, Woodson J, Sherman RE. Transforming Evidence Generation to Support Health and Health Care Decisions. N Engl J Med. 2016 Dec 15; 375(24):2395-2400.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27974039
  6. Knudson MM, Elster EE, Woodson J, Kirk G, Turner P, Hoyt DB. A Shared Ethos: The Military Health System Strategic Partnership with the American College of Surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 06; 222(6):1251-5. PMID: 27234634; DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.03.006;
  7. Woodson J. The military experience and integration with the civilian sector. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep; 100(1 Suppl):22-3. PMID: 26477130
  8. Wilmoth MC, Linton A, Gromadzki R, Larson MJ, Williams TV, Woodson J. Factors associated with psychiatric evacuation among service members deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, January 2004 to September 2010. Mil Med. 2015 Jan; 180(1):53-60. PMID: 25562858; DOI: 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00213;
  9. Nguyen T, Kalish J, Woodson J. Management of civilian and military vascular trauma: lessons learned. Semin Vasc Surg. 2010 Dec; 23(4):235-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21194641; DOI: 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2010.11.004;
  10. Kabutey NK, Deso S, Vilvendhan R, Woodson J, Kim D. External-to-internal iliac bypass using an endograft-within-wallstent technique. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2010 Jul; 44(5):372-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20484078; DOI: 10.1177/1538574410366762;
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