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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, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 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

2/2011 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, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dallas, TX
Fellow, 1/2009-present
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Sexuality Special Interest Group Chair, 10/2012-present
Member, 10/2007-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. 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. e-Pub 9/26/2013. PMID: 24072553.
2. 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. e-Pub 7/2/2013. PMID: 23830149.
3. 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.
4. 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 12/4/2012. PMCID: PMC3529507.
5. Woodard TL, Diamond MP. Physiologic measures of sexual function in women: a review. Fertil Steril 92(1):19-34, 7/2009. e-Pub 11/30/2008. PMCID: PMC2771367.
6. 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 10/23/2007. PMID: 17956555.
7. Woodard TL, Diamond MP. Contribution of imaging to our understanding of sexual function and dysfunction. Adv Psychosom Med 29:150-68, 2008. PMID: 18391562.
8. Segraves R, Woodard T. Female hypoactive sexual desire disorder: History and current status. J Sex Med 3(3):408-18, 5/2006. PMID: 16681466.
9. 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. Woodard T. Health Literacy: Knowledge is Power. Thrive Detroit, 3/2012.
2. Woodard T. Sexual Health and You. Thrive Detroit, 2/2012.
3. Woodard T. You Don't Know What You've Got 'til its Gone: Women and Decreased Sexual Desire. The Michigan Medical Assistant Journal Winter, 2011.
4. Woodard T. Pregnancy Preparedness. The Injection Connection a publication from the endocrinology and diabetes teams of Children's Hospital of Michigan Winter, 2010.

Book Chapters

1. Puscheck E, Woodard T. Infertility. In: eMedicine. WebMD,, e-Book 2009.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: The Impact of Obesity of Women's Sexual Function
Funding Source: The American College of Obstetric 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: 2/18/2014