Dr. John R. Woodward was born and spent his youth in Sherman, Texas. His undergraduate education was at the University of Texas in Austin. His eight years of medical training were at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. His military service was at the American Hospital in Paris, France, as eventual head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, and at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) International Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. Wives of ambassadors and high-ranking military personnel were often patients in these facilities.
Dr. Woodward has been practicing medicine in Dallas since 1968. His international medical experience has served him well. He was instrumental in the introduction of several surgical procedures – specifically laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and endometrial ablation – to the Dallas medical community; he introduced HCG for weight loss as well. His focus now is Gynecologic Endocrinology and while he specializes in hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, he does continue to treat other medical conditions. He has been a pioneer in the field of hormone replacement therapy for over 30 years after having been selected by the FDA to aid them in their research of bio-identical hormones.
Dr. Woodward has endowed a Chair in perpetuity in his and Jacqueline’s (his late wife) name in Gynecologic Endocrinology at Yale Medical School. On October 24, 2006, Dr. Woodward was awarded United States Patent No. 7,125,836 for breast cancer screening and treatment and management of diabetes. A second United States Patent No. 7,507,703 was awarded to him in this regard and was issued March 24, 2009. Dr. Woodward continues to do medical research in breast cancer and other areas as well.