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James Woodruff

InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-General Internal Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Woodruff serves as Dean of Students for the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine and is a former Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency. His areas of interest in medical education are professional development and specifically complex problem solving and adaptive behavior. He practices general internal medicine in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

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    The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine Residency, Chicago, ILChief Residency12/1996Internal Medicine
    The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine Residency, Chicago, IL06/1995Internal Medicine
    Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NYMD06/1992Medicine
    Williams College, Williamstown, MABA06/1988Biology
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    2014 - 2019Favorite Faculty Award, The Pritzker School of Medicine
    2015 - 2016The University of Chicago Faculty Service Award, The University of Chicago
    2015 - 2016The Department of Medicine Diversity Award, The University of Chicago
    2014 - 2016Class Marshall, The Pritzker School of Medicine
    2013 - 2014The University of Chicago Citizen Service Award, The University of Chicago
    2012 - 2013The Advocacy and Community Service Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, Midwest Region
    2011 - 2012Volunteer Physician of the Year, CommunityHealth Free Clinic, Chicago, IL
    2007 - 2008Fellow, Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, The Pritzker School of Medicine
    2007 - 2008Fellow, American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians
    2003 - 2004Clinician-Educator of the Year, Society of General Internal Medicine, Midwest Region
    1995 - 1996Post Graduate Inductee to AOA, The Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
    1995 - 1996Medical Chief Resident, The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine Residency
    1991 - 1992Aaron Diamond Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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    1. Keegan G, Allen A, Millhollin J, Avila S, Xiao T, Woodruff JN, Lee WW. The Chicagoland Free Clinics Consortium: A Model for Student-Run Free Clinic Collaboration. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Jan 29. PMID: 38286972.
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    2. Davidson AI, Woodruff JN, Lee WW, Vela M. Beyond Compliance: Growth as the Guiding Value in Undergraduate Medical Education. Acad Med. 2023 06 01; 98(6S):S39-S45. PMID: 36811974.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Wei H, Sakthivel M, Farley B, Woodruff JN, Brenner LD, Blythe K, Lee WW. Breaking the Silence: A Mental Health Initiative to Reduce Stigma Among Medical Students. Acad Med. 2023 04 01; 98(4):458-462. PMID: 36377865.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Dagher T, Alkureishi MA, Vayani OR, Chalmers K, Zhu M, Woodruff JN, Lee WW, Medical Student Well-being Research Consortium. One Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic: an Update on Medical Student Experiences and Well-being. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 01; 38(1):273-276. PMID: 36266379; PMCID: PMC9589799.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    5. Piersa AP, Rivas M, Li W, Son S, Alex C, Patel J, Boufta F, Woodruff JN, Chretien KC, Lee WW, Alkureishi MA. How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Medical Students From Low- vs Higher-Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds? A Multicenter U.S. Survey Study. Acad Med. 2022 Nov 01; 97(11S):S175. PMID: 36734794.
    6. Piersa AP, Rivas M, Li W, Son S, Alex C, Patel J, Boufta F, Woodruff JN, Chretien KC, Lee WW, Alkureishi MA. How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Medical Students From Low- vs Higher-Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds? A Multicenter U.S. Survey Study. Acad Med. 2022 Nov 01; 97(11S):S175. PMID: 37460517.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Piersa AP, Rivas M, Li W, Son S, Alex C, Patel J, Boufta F, Woodruff JN, Chretien KC, Lee WW, Alkureishi MA. How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Medical Students From Low- vs Higher-Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds? A Multicenter U.S. Survey Study. Acad Med. 2022 Nov 01; 97(11S):S175. PMID: 37838903.
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    8. Woodruff JN, McDade WA, Nakae S, Vela MB. COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Inequities That Hamper Physician Workforce Diversification. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 10 03; 5(10):e2238566. PMID: 36269363.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Alkureishi ML, Jaishankar D, Dave S, Tatineni S, Zhu M, Chretien KC, Woodruff JN, Pincavage A, Lee WW, Medical Student Well-being Being Research Consortium. Impact of the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Student Well-Being: a Multisite Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 07; 37(9):2156-2164. PMID: 35710675; PMCID: PMC9202979.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. Vela MB, Erondu AI, Smith NA, Peek ME, Woodruff JN, Chin MH. Eliminating Explicit and Implicit Biases in Health Care: Evidence and Research Needs. Annu Rev Public Health. 2022 04 05; 43:477-501. PMID: 35020445; PMCID: PMC9172268.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Jaishankar D, Dave S, Tatineni S, Alkureishi MA, Zhu M, Chretien K, Woodruff JN, Pincavage A, Lee WW. U.S. Medical Student Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey. Acad Med. 2021 11 01; 96(11S):S207-S208. PMID: 34705708; PMCID: PMC8544490.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    12. Schutt A, Chretien KC, Woodruff JN, Press VG, Vela M, Lee WW. National Survey of Wellness Programs in U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools. Acad Med. 2021 05 01; 96(5):728-735. PMID: 33538474.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. McConville JF, Woodruff JN. A Shared Evaluation Platform for Medical Training. N Engl J Med. 2021 Feb 11; 384(6):491-493. PMID: 33567480.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Woodruff JN, Vela MB, Zayyad Z, Johnson TA, Kyalwazi B, Amegashie C, Silverman R, Levinson D, Blythe K, Lee WW, Thomas S, Parrish W, Humphrey HJ. Supporting Inclusive Learning Environments and Professional Development in Medical Education Through an Identity and Inclusion Initiative. Acad Med. 2020 12; 95(12S Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments):S51-S57. PMID: 32889920.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Woodruff JN. Solutionism: A study of rigour in complex systems. Med Educ. 2021 01; 55(1):12-15. PMID: 32935354.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Caldwell HD, Ham SA, Mattson CD, Woodruff JN, Lee WW. Longitudinal Assessment of Personal and Professional Development Competencies in Medical Students. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 08; 36(8):2506-2508. PMID: 32588177; PMCID: PMC8342679.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Humphrey HJ, Woodruff JN. The Pass/Fail Decision for USMLE Step 1-Next Steps. JAMA. 2020 05 26; 323(20):2022-2023. PMID: 32453348.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Mei ZW, Chapel DB, Reynolds M, Chang A, Woodruff JN, Lee WW, McClintock DS. Pathology Partnership in Medical Student-Run Free Clinics Promotes Patient Care and Laboratory Management Training. Am J Clin Pathol. 2019 09 09; 152(4):403-406. PMID: 31247073.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Woodruff JN. Accounting for complexity in medical education: a model of adaptive behaviour in medicine. Med Educ. 2019 09; 53(9):861-873. PMID: 31106901.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Houpy JC, Lee WW, Woodruff JN, Pincavage AT. Medical student resilience and stressful clinical events during clinical training. Med Educ Online. 2017; 22(1):1320187. PMID: 28460570; PMCID: PMC5419301.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Woodruff JN, Blanchard AK. Primary Care of Adult Women. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2016 Jun; 43(2):xv-xvi. PMID: 27212099.
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    22. Oyler J, Thompson K, Arora VM, Krishnan JA, Woodruff J. Faculty characteristics affect interview scores during residency recruitment. Am J Med. 2015 May; 128(5):545-50. PMID: 25683843.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Levine R, Nolan M, Humphrey HJ, Woodruff JN, Reddy S, Rodriguez ER. The healing arts: the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Poetry Contest. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 38(6):741-9. PMID: 25403338.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Pincavage AT, Razi RR, Arora VM, Oyler J, Woodruff JN. Resident education in free clinics: an internal medicine continuity clinic experience. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Jun; 5(2):327-31. PMID: 24404283; PMCID: PMC3693704.
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    25. Luo N, Chapman CG, Patel BK, Woodruff JN, Arora VM. Expectations of iPad use in an internal medicine residency program: is it worth the "hype"? J Med Internet Res. 2013 May 08; 15(5):e88. PMID: 23656727; PMCID: PMC3650925.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Arora VM, Greenstein EA, Woodruff JN, Staisiunas PG, Farnan JM. Implementing peer evaluation of handoffs: associations with experience and workload. J Hosp Med. 2013 Mar; 8(3):132-6. PMID: 23382137.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Phillips AW, Yuen TC, Retzer E, Woodruff J, Arora V, Edelson DP. Supplementing cross-cover communication with the patient acuity rating. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Mar; 28(3):406-11. PMID: 23129163; PMCID: PMC3579954.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    28. Patel BK, Chapman CG, Luo N, Woodruff JN, Arora VM. Impact of mobile tablet computers on internal medicine resident efficiency. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Mar 12; 172(5):436-8. PMID: 22412110.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Edelson DP, Retzer E, Weidman EK, Woodruff J, Davis AM, Minsky BD, Meadow W, Hoek TL, Meltzer DO. Patient acuity rating: quantifying clinical judgment regarding inpatient stability. J Hosp Med. 2011 Oct; 6(8):475-9. PMID: 21853529; PMCID: PMC3494297.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Arora VM, Schaninger C, D'Arcy M, Johnson JK, Humphrey HJ, Woodruff JN, Meltzer DO. Improving inpatients' identification of their doctors: use of FACE cards. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Dec; 35(12):613-9. PMID: 20043501; PMCID: PMC3188440.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Song J, Volkov S, Shea CR, Alegre ML, Salgia R, Gregg K, Curran JJ, Woodruff J, Krausz T, Levine JS, Sweiss NJ. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis associated with stromal and vascular calcification, report of two cases. J Cutan Pathol. 2009 Oct; 36 Suppl 1:31-4. PMID: 19210585.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Arora VM, Georgitis E, Siddique J, Vekhter B, Woodruff JN, Humphrey HJ, Meltzer DO. Association of workload of on-call medical interns with on-call sleep duration, shift duration, and participation in educational activities. JAMA. 2008 Sep 10; 300(10):1146-53. PMID: 18780843.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Woodruff JN, Angelos P, Valaitis S. Medical professionalism: one size fits all? Perspect Biol Med. 2008; 51(4):525-34. PMID: 18997355.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Arora VM, Georgitis E, Woodruff JN, Humphrey HJ, Meltzer D. Improving sleep hygiene of medical interns: can the sleep, alertness, and fatigue education in residency program help? Arch Intern Med. 2007 Sep 10; 167(16):1738-44. PMID: 17846392.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    35. Antonescu CR, Sommer G, Sarran L, Tschernyavsky SJ, Riedel E, Woodruff JM, Robson M, Maki R, Brennan MF, Ladanyi M, DeMatteo RP, Besmer P. Association of KIT exon 9 mutations with nongastric primary site and aggressive behavior: KIT mutation analysis and clinical correlates of 120 gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2003 Aug 15; 9(9):3329-37. PMID: 12960119.
      Citations: 114     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Woodruff JM. Benign glandular schwannoma. Am J Clin Pathol. 1994 Apr; 101(4):550-1. PMID: 8160651.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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