Eric J. WoodardMD, FAANS
Dr. Eric J. Woodard is Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). In this role, he oversees the activities of the Section and is Director of the Neurosurgery spine fellowship.
In addition to his work at NEBH, Dr. Woodard is a chief medical officer of InVivo Therapeutics, a medical device company focused on finding solutions for patients with spinal cord injury. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Joint Section of the AANS/CNS for Spine and Peripheral nerve. He has also served extensively over the last 18 years as faculty, Board member, foundation trustee, and Chairman of the board of AOSpine North America. Dr. Woodard has been a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques and Spine Universe and is a reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Woodard earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed his neurological surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta. His additional training includes a fellowship in complex spine surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Prior to joining the Baptist, he was Chief of the Division of Spinal Surgery in Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Woodard’s research interests include spinal cord injury, adult spinal deformity, disc replacement, and intra-operative imaging.