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B. Tucker Woodson, M.D., F.ACS

Dr. Woodson is Professor and Chief, Division of Sleep medicine Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Trained in Otolaryngology at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Woodson joined the Medical College of Wisconsin staff in 1988. He is dual board certified in Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Woodson has been Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine since its creation in 2004, and the Director of the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin Sleep Disorders Program.

Dr. Woodson is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in the surgical treatment of sleep apnea and disorders of the upper airway. Dr. Woodson serves as the President of the International Surgical Sleep Society (ISSS) and on the Board of Directors of the Society. He has served on numerous national and international committees including the Program Advisory Committee and Sleep Disorders Committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the Examination Committee of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Woodson’s research interests in sleep include evidence-based clinical outcomes, developing new surgical algorithms for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing and understanding the mechanisms of airway collapse. Dr. Woodson is the principal investigator in multiple studies including the first randomized controlled trial of a surgical treatment for sleep apnea.

He has published over 100 articles and book chapters. He has extensively lectured both nationally and internationally on sleep disorders. He is co-editor of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, third edition, 2003.

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