Denzel Woode, MD
Columbia University: Columbia College
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
I grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland where I went to high school. For undergraduate studies and medical school, I went to Columbia University and Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, respectively. Within the UW Department of General Surgery, I am a resident member of the Diversity Council, with a primary goal to continue to promote DEI initiatives within the department and to continue to provide mentorship to junior residents within the department. My overall career goal is to become a trauma/critical care surgeon. UW General Surgery has given me the resources and expertise for me to continue to build on my personal interests and aspirations, and amazing co-residents who have given me the support I need to learn and grow.
Running, basketball, and music
- Unachukwu U, Sonett J, Woode DR, Shiomi T, Chada K, D’Armiento JM. Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Diminish Renal Neoplasms in a Tuberous Sclerosis Model via induction of Apoptosis. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2023. Provisional Acceptance
- Woode D, Avansino J, Sawin R, Cornwell EE 3rd, Waldhausen J, Gow KW. Asa G Yancey: The first to describe a modification of the Swenson Technique for Hirschsprung disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Aug;57(8):1701-1703. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.03.030. Epub 2022 Apr 8. PMID: 35487794
- Garvey A, Woode DR, Austin CS. Reclaiming the White Coats for Black Lives; White Coats for Black Lives National Working Group. Am J Public Health. 2016 Oct;106(10):1749-51. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303400
- Woode D, Shiomi T, D’Armiento J. Collagenolytic matrix metalloproteinases in chronic obstructive lung disease and cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2015 Feb 5;7(1):329-41. doi: 10.3390/cancers7010329.
- Clark, NM; Woode, DR; McIntyre, LK; Chen-Meekin, JY; Maine, RG. Experience and Opportunities for Education and Quality Improvement Through Standardization of Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 235(5):p S220, November 2022.
- Woode, D. R., Mehta, A., Latz, C. A., Schwartz, S., Bajakian, D., Schutzer, R. W., … & Patel, V. I. (2020). Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on 30-Day Outcomes for Repair of Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 72(1), e105.
HONORS |AWARDS | FELLOWSHIPS
Nominee, Harborview Medical Center Outstanding Consultant of the Year 2022
Nominations awarded by the University of Washington Emergency Medicine Graduating Chief Resident class to recognize the excellent collaboration and support provided to the UW EM Staff when providing Trauma and General Surgery consultations.
First Place, Resident Competition Abstract Presentations at the Washington/Oregon American College of Surgeons 2022 Annual Meeting
Experience and Opportunities for Education and Quality Improvement Through Standardization of Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Clark, Nina M MD; Woode, Denzel R MD; McIntyre, Lisa K MD, FACS; Chen-Meekin, Judy Y MD, FACS, FASMBS; Maine, Rebecca G MD, FACS
Second Place, Resident Competition Abstract Presentations at the Washington/Oregon American College of Surgeons 2021 Annual Meeting
DEI in the Department of Surgery: Exploring Our Present and Building Our Future, Woode DR, Reimel BA, Valdez J, Reyes J, Wood DE, Quiroga E, Pham TN, Williams EJ, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinical Research Award – Columbia University, Columbia VP&S
Awarded for excellence in research involving human subjects.
First Place, Clinical Science Scholarly Project, Student Research Day 2019 – Outstanding Poster Presentation – Columbia University, Columbia VP&S
Project: “Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on 30-Day Outcomes for Repair of Complex Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm” Denzel R. Woode, MD, Ambar Mehta, MD, Christopher A. Latz, MD, Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD, FACS, Samuel I. Schwartz, MD, Danielle R. Bajakian, MD, Richard Schutzer, MD, Hiroo Takayama, MD, PHD, Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons – Columbia University, Columbia VP&S
Nomination for Columbia P&S Award for Excellence in Diversity – Columbia University, Columbia VP&S
For the development of the Columbia University Medical Center Breaking the Silence Discussion Series: an on-campus monthly forum for all Columbia University health science students to discuss interdisciplinary issues related to diversity within the practice and education of medicine and public health, funded by the Columbia University Office of University