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Terri L. Woodard, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Bio Statement


Dr. Terri L. Woodard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  She also holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Baylor College of Medicine. As a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, she has a specific interest in fertility preservation for reproductive age individuals diagnosed with cancer.   

Dr. Woodard came to MD Anderson to establish the Oncofertility Consult Service provided through the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. This new service offers fertility counseling prior to cancer treatment, as well as comprehensive fertility preservation and family-building services for men and women whose reproductive potential may or may have been impacted by cancer or its treatment. 

Prior to her fellowship training at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Medical Center, she was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar. During this time, Dr. Woodard studied physiologic measures of sexual function in women. Her research interests at MD Anderson include looking at how measures of ovarian reserve change with cancer treatment, as well as the psychosocial aspects of oncofertility, including how people make decisions about future options for parenthood.

Dr. Woodard is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She is the Chair of the Sexuality Special Interest Group of the ASRM. She also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, as well as a reviewer for several journals including Fertility and Sterility and the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Pressler St.
Unit Number: 1362
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: CPB6.3546
Fax: 713-792-7586

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2002 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, MD, Medicine
1998 Miami University, Oxford, OH, BA, Microbiology and Black World Studies; Minor in Gerontological Studies

Postgraduate Training

7/2011-3/2013 Certificate Program in Sexual Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Sallie Foley
7/2008-6/2011 Clinical Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, Michael P. Diamond, M.D.
7/2002-6/2006 Clinical Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Thomas Frank, M.D.

Board Certifications

2/2013 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
1/2009 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors and Awards

2012 Detroit Medical Center Sophie Womack Women's Health Champion, Detroit Medical Center
2009 Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting In-Training Scholarship Award, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
2007 Berlex Foundation Junior Faculty Development Award, Berlex Foundation
2006-2008 Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholar, NIH
1998 Emerging Professional Award, Miami University
1995-1996 Scholar-Leader Program, Miami University
1994-1998 Harrison Scholar, Miami University

Professional Memberships

Aakrati Mathur, Portland State University, OR
Dissertation Committee Member, 2015-present
AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, Atlanta, GA
Member, 9/2015-present
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dallas, TX
Fellow, 1/2009-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, 1/2015-present
Coalition to Protect Parenthood after Cancer (CPPAC)
Member, 7/2016-present
Harris County Medical Society, TX
Member, 1/2013-present
SGO-ASRM (Society of Gynecologic Oncology and American Society of Reporductive Medicine Joint Task Force
Member, 7/2016-present
Texas Medical Association, TX
Member, 1/2013-present
The Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Associate Member, 2007-present
The Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
Member, 2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Kingsberg SA, Woodard, T. In reply. Obstet Gynecol 125(6):1496, 6/2015. PMID: 26000528.
2. Kingsberg SA, Woodard, T. In reply. Obstet Gynecol 125(6):1496-7, 6/2015. PMID: 26199972.
3. Kingsberg SA, Woodard, TL. Female sexual dysfunction: focus on low desire. Obstet Gynecol 125(2):477-86, 2/2015. PMID: 25569014.
4. Woodson AH, Muse KI, Lin H, Jackson M, Mattair DN, Schover L, Woodard T, McKenzie L, Theriault RL, Hortobágyi GN, Arun B, Peterson SK, Profato J, Litton JK. Breast cancer, BRCA mutations and attitudes regarding pregnancy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Oncologist 19(8):797-804, 8/2014. e-Pub 6/2014. PMCID: PMC4122483.
5. Rich TA, Liu M, Etzel CJ, Bannon SA, Mork ME, Ready K, Saraiya DS, Grubbs EG, Perrier ND, Lu KH, Arun BK, Woodard TL, Schover LR, Litton JK. Comparison of attitudes regarding preimplantation genetic diagnosis among patients with hereditary cancer syndromes. Fam Cancer 13(2):291-9, 6/2014. e-Pub 9/2013. PMCID: PMC4159051.
6. Nebgen DR, Hartman CL, Rhodes H, Munsell M, Woodard TL, Lu KH. Abnormal uterine bleeding as the presenting symptom of hematopoietic cancer. Obstet Gynecol 123 Suppl 1:30S, 5/2014. PMID: 24770162.
7. Woodard TL, Nowak NT, Balon R, Tancer M, Diamond MP. Brain activation patterns in women with acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder and women with normal sexual function: a cross-sectional pilot study. Fertil Steril 100(4):1068-76, 10/2013. e-Pub 7/2013. PMCID: PMC3828051.
8. Woodard TL, Litton JK. Fertility preservation in women with breast cancer: challenges and opportunities. Oncology (Williston Park) 27(6):544, 546, 6/2013. PMID: 23909068.
9. Woodard TL, Awonuga AO, Puscheck E. Malignant transformation of endometrioma in a woman with a history of ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization. Case Rep Med 2012:497362, 2012. e-Pub 12/2012. PMCID: PMC3529507.
10. Woodard TL, Diamond MP. Physiologic measures of sexual function in women: a review. Fertil Steril 92(1):19-34, 7/2009. e-Pub 11/2008. PMCID: PMC2771367.
11. Woodard TL, Collins K, Perez M, Balon R, Tancer ME, Kruger M, Moffat S, Diamond MP. What kind of erotic film clips should we use in female sex research? An exploratory study. J Sex Med 5(1):146-54, 1/2008. e-Pub 10/2007. PMID: 17956555.
12. Woodard TL, Diamond MP. Contribution of imaging to our understanding of sexual function and dysfunction. Adv Psychosom Med 29:150-68, 2008. PMID: 18391562.
13. Segraves R, Woodard T. Female hypoactive sexual desire disorder: History and current status. J Sex Med 3(3):408-18, 5/2006. PMID: 16681466.
14. Young AJ, Ofori-Boateng T, Rodriguez KL, Plowman JL. Meaning and agency in discussing end-of-life care: a study of elderly veterans' values and interpretations. Qual Health Res 13(8):1039-62, 10/2003. PMID: 14556418.
Other Articles
1. Litton J, Woodard, T. 5 Fertility-Saving Options for Women Facing Cancer Treatment. Everyday Health Blog, 8/2014.
2. Woodard T. Health Literacy: Knowledge is Power. Thrive Detroit, 3/2012.
3. Woodard T. Sexual Health and You. Thrive Detroit, 2/2012.
4. Woodard T. You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone: Women and Decreased Sexual Desire. The Michigan Medical Assistant Journal Winter, 2011.
5. Woodard T. Pregnancy Preparedness. The Injection Connection a publication from the endocrinology and diabetes teams of Children's Hospital of Michigan Winter, 2010.


1. Arian SE, Sams C, Bedi DG, Munsell MF, Lu KH, Woodard, TL. Correlation between Anti-mullerian Hormone (AMH) Levels and Non-Day 3 Antral Follicle Count (AFC) in Patients with Cancer. Society for Gynecologic Investigation/Society for Reproductive Investigation Annual Meeting, 3/2015.
2. Woodard TL, Peavey M, Mehr SA, Gibbons WE, Lu KH, Gershenson DM. Utilization of an on-site oncofertility service at comprehensive cancer center. J Clin Oncol 33(suppl):abstr e17573, 2015.
3. Adams J, Woodard T, Valdes C, Gibbons W, Kovanci E. Random-Start Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) for Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients: a Comparison Between Luteal and Non-luteal Start. American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 10/2014.
4. Adams J, Schutt A, Gibbons W, Woodard T. Emergency IVF for Embryo Cryopreservation Prior to Oophorectomy for Serous Borderline Ovarian Tumor. Armed Forces District Annual Meeting, 5/2014.
5. Nebgen DR, Hartman CL, Rhodes H, Munsell MS, Woodard TL, Lu KH. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding as the Presenting Symptom of Hematopoietic Cancer. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting, Chicago, IL, 4/2014.
6. Holman LL, Fellman B, Urbauer DL, Kovanci E, Lu KH, Woodard TL. BRCA Mutation Status is not Associated with Diminished Ovarian Reserve among Women at High Risk for Ovarian Cancer. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, Tampa FL, 3/2014.
7. Lupo P, Chi CH, Danysh HE, Scheurer ME, Suzawa H, Woodard TL, Okcu MF, Gibbons WE. Clinical and Genetic Predictors of Impaired Fertility in Female Survivors of Childhood Cancer. American Society of Preventive Oncology, Arlington, VA, 3/2014.
8. Woodard TL. The Provision of Fertility Services Within a Tertiary Cancer Center. 2014 Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium, MDACC, Houston, TX, 1/2014.
9. Murthy RK, Lin H Schover LR, Theriault RL, Valero V, Woodard TL, Hodge S, Litton JK. Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Achieve Improved Emotional Well-Being as a Result of Their Cancer Experience. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 12/2013.
10. Franklin AR, Kovanci E, Bell D, Woodard TL. Successful Harvesting of Oocytes for Cryopreservation after Initiation of Chemotherapy and Gnrh Analogue Administration. Critical Mass Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 11/2013.
11. Woodard TL, Kovanci E. Fertility Services within a Cancer Center: The MD Anderson - Baylor College of Medicine Experience. Northwestern Oncofertility Consortium Conference, Chicago, IL, 9/2013.
12. Adams J, Woodard T, Valdes C, Gibbons W, Kovanci E. Random-Start Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation for Fertility Preservation in Cancer patients: A Case Series. Northwestern Oncofertility Consortium Conference, Chicago, IL, 9/2013.
13. Nowak NT, Woodard TL, Moffat SD, Tancer M, Balon R, Diamond MP. Brain Activation during Viewing of Sexually Explicit Videos in Women with Normal Sexual Desire and Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 11/2010.

Book Chapters

1. Woodard TL. Addressing Fertility Concerns in Patients with Cancer: How We Can Improve. In: Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly. 26, 27-29, 2015.
2. Woodard TL, Johnson S, Puscheck EE. Ultrasound imaging of fibroids and infertility. In: Ultrasonography in Gynecology. Ed(s) Botros RMB Rizk and Elizabeth E Puscheck. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 288-297, 2014.
3. Puscheck E, Woodard T. Infertility. In: eMedicine. WebMD,, e-Book 2009.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Woodard T. ASRM Patient Education Video on Sexuality Wellness and Sexual Dysfunction. ASRM, 2014.
2. Woodard T. Development of patient education video about fertility preservation. Volunteer Endowment for Patient Education Support (VEPS), 2014.
3. Woodard T. Fertility and Cancer Pathfinder. MD Anderson Cancer Center Learning Centers, 2013.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: The Impact of Obesity of Women's Sexual Function
Funding Source: The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Award in Female Sexual Dysfunction
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2010 - 2011
Title: Physiologic Methods of Measuring Female Sexual Function
Funding Source: NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Role: Investigator
Duration: 2006 - 2008

Last updated: 9/16/2016