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 Stefanie Woodard


Stefanie A. Woodard, D.O.

Director of Breast Imaging Resident Rotation

Director of Breast MRI

Lead Interpreting Physician

Interim Section Chief

205-934-0924 | Location: JT N353

Dr. Stefanie Woodard is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. Her roles have included associate scientist for UAB's Center for Clinical and Translational Science and assistant program director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science from Mercer University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency training at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where she then stayed to complete a breast imaging fellowship. After fellowship, Dr. Woodard joined Tristan Radiology Specialists where she spent a year in private practice with additional time as a clinical instructor at Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Woodard has received awards such as the Educational Initiative Award and Distinguished Teaching Awards for Excellence in Resident Education. She has served as an assistant editor for the American Journal of Radiology and as an invited guest editor for the Journal of Osteopathic College of Radiology. Dr. Woodard is a member of Association of University Radiologists, Radiological Society of North America, and has served on committees like the RSNA Abstract Review and the SBI Mentorship Subcommittee.

At UAB, she has directed courses using Virtual Reality for breast biopsy simulations, been a part of the UAB HealthCare Explorers Program both as the deputy chair in 2021 and as chair in 2023. Dr. Woodard has served on the Clinical Competency Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Radiology Medical Student Education Committee and the Dean’s Council for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Woodard was a UAB Innovation Fellow in 2022-2023 and a member of the Health Educator Academy 2021-2023.

In the Radiology breast imaging section, responsibilities have involved overseeing the breast MRI program as the director of breast MRI and currently serving as the lead interpreting physician. Dr. Woodard has previously served as the director of medical student breast radiology rotation. She also currently acts as the director of breast imaging radiology resident rotation.

Dr. Woodard has been active in research, authoring or co-authoring over 30 publications and poster presentations. Her research has included various subjects in breast imaging, including clip migration during stereotactic biopsies, AI in breast MRI and multiple projects involving a Virtual Reality breast biopsy system. She has also been an invited lecturer, presenting on topics ranging from MRI positioning to breast MRI techniques to positioning in mammography at multiple institutions and national conferences. Dr. Woodard has received grant funding including the Radiology Research Imaging Pilot Award and an investigator-initiated industry-funded grant for AI in breast MRI.

Contact Information

Administrative Associate:

Nan Rust
P: (205)-934-0924 | nrust@uabmc.edu