November 29, 2021

Woodworth named interim chair for the Department of Otolaryngology

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woodworthBradford A. Woodworth, M.D., will serve as interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, effective Dec. 1.  

Woodworth is the James J. Hicks Endowed Professor and vice chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology, and an adjunct professor of Neurosurgery. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, and finished residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. Woodworth also obtained fellowship training in Rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania.

As a surgeon-scientist and academic leader, he serves as a senior scientist in the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center where he directs the UAB Rhinology Research Laboratory. He has procured over $4 million in grant funding including an R01 from the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute. He maintains a robust translational research laboratory program that includes cell-based mechanistic discovery, preclinical animal models, and human-oriented clinical studies.

Woodworth has lectured on endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at numerous national and international venues, published over 190 journal articles and 40 chapters, and is the editor of 2 Rhinology textbooks.

"I am excited to lead a department that is collegial, stimulating, and productive, where passionate outstanding faculty want to spend their careers, the most talented junior colleagues want to train, and philanthropists are inspired to support the missions of the department,” says Woodworth. “I will continue the Department of Otolaryngology’s mission of outstanding clinical care for the people of Alabama and surrounding regions, while also improving the depth and breadth of our basic and translational research enterprises. I also plan to dedicate considerable resources to ensure the department is one of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness."

William Carroll, M.D., will be stepping down as chair after his 25 years of service to UAB at the end of November.