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Karin Hoang Woodman, M. D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Bio Statement

Cancer Neurology: I am interested in the diagnosis and treatment of toxic and inflammatory peripheral neuropathy in its many forms in patients with cancer. I am also interested in autoimmune and paraneoplastic disorders, such as myasthenic syndromes.  My practice is divided between inpatient and outpatient consultative services, as well as performing electrodiagnostic testing with electromyography (EMG). My focus is to provide unparalleled, meticulous, coordinated care to our patients, and to educate our own team members and others outside the department about the peripheral nervous system.

Neurophysiology: I perform EMG to assess for nerve, muscle, and neuromuscular junction function and injury, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Residents and fellows intermittently rotate through on electives.

Research Interests

Pathophysiology, diagnosis and potential treatments for toxic and metabolic polyneuropathies.
 

 

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 431
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-794-1577
Fax: 713-794-4999
Email: kwoodman@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2000 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, MD, Medicine
1994 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, BA, Cum Laude, Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2005-6/2006 Research Fellowship, Investigative Neurophysiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
7/2004-6/2005 Clinical Fellowship, Neurophysiology (EMG Emphasis), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
7/2003-6/2004 Chief Resident, Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
7/2001-6/2003 Clinical Residency, Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
7/2000-6/2001 Clinical Internship, Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications

5/2008 American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
9/2005 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors and Awards

2003 Resident Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology
1993 Office for the Arts Music Scholarship, Harvard University
1990 Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Florida

Selected Publications

Other Articles
1. Maria BL, Medina CD, Hoang KB, Phillips MI. Gene therapy for neurologic disease: benchtop discoveries to bedside applications. 1. The bench. J Child Neurol 12(1):1-12, 1/1997. PMID: 9010789.
2. Maria BL, Medina CD, Hoang KB, Phillips MI. Gene therapy for neurologic disease: benchtop discoveries to bedside applications. 2. The bedside. J Child Neurol 12(2):77-84, 2/1997. PMID: 9075015.
3. Reid DE, Maria BL, Drane WE, Quisling RG, Hoang KB. Central nervous system perfusion and metabolism abnormalities in Sturge-Weber syndrome. J Child Neurol 12(3):218-222, 4/1997. PMID: 9130099.
4. Maria BL, Drane WE, Quisling RG, Hoang KB. Correlation between gadolinium-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid contrast enhancement and thallium-201 chloride uptake in pediatric brainstem glioma. J Child Neurol 12(6):341-348, 9/1997. PMID: 9309515.
5. Maria BL, Hoang KB, Tusa RJ, Mancuso AA, Hamed LM, Quisling RG, Hove MT, Fennel EB, Booth-Jones M, Ringdahl DM, Yachnis AT, Creel G, Frerking B. "Joubert syndrome" revisited: key ocular motor signs with magnetic resonance imaging correlation. J Child Neurol 12(7):423-430, 10/1997. PMID: 9373798.

Abstracts

1. Hormozdi B, Kamiya-Matsuoka C, Gildersleeve K, Woodman K. Neurolymphomatosis: A case series of clinical manifestations, treatments, and outcomes. Neurology, 2012 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 78(Meeting Abstracts 1):P04.187 (#2943), 4/2012. e-Pub 4/2012.
2. Rutkove SB, Raynor EM, Shefner JM, Cudkowicz ME, Bron D, Schoenfeld DA, Woodman KH, Aaron R, Shiffman CA. Electrical Impedance Myography as an Outcome Measure in ALS Clinical Trials. Neurology, 2006 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Neurology 72(Abstracts), 4/2006.

Book Chapters

1. Maria BL, Hoang KB, Robertson RL, Barnes PD, Drane WE, Chugani HT. Imaging brain structure and function in Sturge-weber Syndrome. In: Sturge-weber Syndrome. Ed(s) Bodensteiner JB, Roach ES. The Sturge-Weber Foundation: Mt. Freedom, NJ, 43-69, 1999.

Last updated: 7/1/2013