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About ASTRO

Wendy Woodward

Wendy Woodward

Science Council Vice-chair

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Education

  • Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, MD, 2000, Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, PHD, 2000, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA, BA, Cum Laude, High Honors, 1993, Chemistry
 Postgraduate Education
  • Executive Healthcare Administration Certificate, Rice University, Houston, September 2014 - March 2015
  • Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, February 2013 - August 2013
  • Faculty Leadership Academy, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, September 2012 - May 2013
  • Research Fellowship, Mammary Gland Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Jeff M. Rosen, PhD, September 2003 - September 2004 
  • Clinical Residency, Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, July 2001 - June 2005 
  • Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Glenn Eiger, MD, July 2000 - July 2001

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, Breast Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, September 2022 - present
  • Professor, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, September 2017 - present

Hospital Appointments

  • Chair ad interim, Department of Breast Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, December 2022 - present
  • Executive Chair/Section Chief, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, September 2022 - present
  • Division Wellness Lead, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, September 2020 - present
  • Executive Director, Morgan Welch IBC Clinic and Research Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, December 2022 - present
 Service to ASTRO
  • Chair, Science Council Steering Committee, 2021 - 2022
  • Chair, Science Council Steering Committee, 2020 - 2021
  • Member, Annual Meeting Track – Biology, 2019 - 2020
  • Vice-chair, Science Workshops Task Force, 2018 - 2019
  • Member, ASTRO-ESTRO Oligometastasis Definition Writing Panel, 2018 - 2019
  • Science workshop Vice-chair, Chair, 2017 - 2018
  • Research Funding Advocacy Committee, Vice-Chair, 2013 - 2017
  • ASTRO Track Committees (Biology, Breast), 2013 - 2018
  • Science Review Committee, 2005 - 2010

Service to Other Oncology or Radiology Organizations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
    • Scientific Review Committee, December 2022 - present
  • National Cancer Institute Breast Oncology Local Disease (BOLD) Task Force
    • NRG Representative, January 2021 - present
  • National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Steering Committee Working Group
    • Committee Member, August 2021 - present
  • American Radium Society
    • Member, January 2002 - present
    • Member, Resident and Attending Educational Committee, May 2007 - May 2009
    • Chair, Resident and Attending Educational Committee, May 2008 - May 2009
  • American Association for Women Radiologists, Houston
    • Chairwoman, Member-in-Training Committee, January 2004
    • Co-Chair Radiation Oncology Committee, January 2004
    • Member-in-Training-at-Large, Executive Committee Member, January 2004
    • Member, January 2004 - present

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Woodward is a Professor and the Chair, ad interim of the newly formed department of Breast Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). Dr. Woodward treats all types of breast cancer and is particularly interested in complex, locally advanced breast cancers, including Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). She is the Executive Director of the MDACC Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic and Research Program. This program is dedicated to advancing the radiation treatment and biologic understanding of inflammatory breast cancer through laboratory, translational and clinical research. She leads a federally funded research lab, is co-lead of the Breast CCSG Program at MDACC, co-lead of translational science for breast cancer in NRG Oncology, has won numerous mentoring awards for pre-clinical and clinical research mentoring, and is a Fellow of ASTRO.