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Campus Address FOT 1158 Zip 3412
Phone  (205) 801-7801
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Medical School  Tulane University School of Medicine    2001  MD 
Graduate  Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center    2002  Surgery 
Residency  Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center    2006  Otolaryngology 
Fellowship  University of Pennsylvania Hospital    2007  Rhinology  

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Cystic Fibrosis Research Center  Cystic Fibrosis Research Center Professor
Primary  Otolaryngology Chair Office  Otolaryngology Chair Office Professor
Secondary  Surgery - General Surgery  Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Woodworth is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UAB School of Medicine and holds the James J. Hicks Endowed Chair of Otolaryngology. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Woodworth completed fellowship training in Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Woodworth is an NIH funded researcher with over 1 million dollars in grants investigating therapeutic interventions that enhance mucociliary clearance in both cystic fibrosis (where chronic rhinosinusitis is virtually universal) and non-cystic fibrosis chronic rhinosinusitis. He is also nationally and internationally recognized regarding his research on cerebrospinal fluid leak/skull base defect repair. He has published over 100 journal articles and chapters dealing primarily with sinus and skull base disorders. Dr. Woodworth and his mentored students/residents have also been awarded numerous regional, national, and international honors for the research and manuscripts related to these topics.

Society Memberships
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Research/Clinical Interest
Chloride secretagogues for acquired CFTR dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis,Pathophysiologic Mechanisms in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
The major goals of the first project is to provide a means to understand the pathogenic mechanism underlying CRS, and a new therapeutic strategy for restoring and/or increasing CFTR activity in sinus and nasal epithelium. The major goals of the second award provides ongoing research support for several long-term objectives: 1) Develop a human sinonasal mucosa tissue bank from patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery for future investigations into expression patterns of innate and adaptive immunity proteins, 2) Use transgenic mouse knockouts to specifically address gene product involvement in sinonasal mucosal inflammation and mucociliary dysfunction, 3) Develop potential therapies to enhance mucociliary clearance

Selected Publications 
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chronic rhinosinusitis, sinus research