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Jason Woodward, MD, MS

  • Director, Transition Medicine
  • Director, Spina Bifida Clinic, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.

MS: Clinical research, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN, 2011.

Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2002-2006.

Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Indiana University, Eldoret, Kenya, 2006-2007.

Fellowship: Pediatric Health Services Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2009-2011.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006; American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.


Transition from pediatric to adult health care; care of adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions of children childhood.

Services and Specialties

Adolescent Medicine


Transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with special health care needs.

Research Areas

Adolescent Medicine, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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Education and employment as young adults living with spina bifida transition to adulthood in the USA: A study of the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry. Liu, T; Ouyang, L; Walker, WO; Wiener, JS; Woodward, J; Castillo, J; Wood, HM; Tanaka, ST; Adams, R; Smith, KA; et al. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2023; 65:821-830.

Identifying key components of a web-based long term care planning intervention for family caregivers of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Chicas, VE; Steinway, C; Chen, J; Schwartz, MC; Wright, C; Cornacchia, M; Davis, TW; Berens, JC; Riddle, I; Woodward, JF; et al. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2022; 35:867-877.

Validation of pediatric sleep questionnaire in children with Chiari malformation and/or spina bifida with or without myelomeningocele. Beltran Ale, G; Pascoe, J; George, A; Woodward, J; Hossain, MM; Huang, G; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep Medicine. 2021; 84:93-97.

Adolescents and Young Adults With Spina Bifida Transitioning to Adulthood: A Comprehensive Community-Based Needs Assessment. Jenkins, AM; Burns, D; Horick, R; Spicer, B; Vaughn, LM; Woodward, J. Academic Pediatrics. 2021; 21:858-867.

Cross-Sectional Exploration of Plasma Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome: Early Data from the Longitudinal Investigation for Enhancing Down Syndrome Research (LIFE-DSR) Study. Hendrix, JA; Airey, DC; Britton, A; Burke, AD; Capone, GT; Chavez, R; Chen, J; Chicoine, B; Costa, AC S; Dage, JL; et al. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10:1907.

Self-management and spina bifida: A systematic review of the literature. Sawin, KJ; Margolis, RH F; Ridosh, MM; Bellin, MH; Woodward, J; Brei, TJ; Logan, LR. Disability and Health Journal. 2021; 14:100940.

Self-management and independence guidelines for the care of people with spina bifida. Logan, LR; Sawin, KJ; Bellin, MH; Brei, T; Woodward, J. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020; 13:583-600.

Guidelines for Care of Adults With Down Syndrome. Woodward, JF; Jan, S; Ciccarelli, MR. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020; 324:1509-1511.

Analysis of Self-Management and Transition Readiness Instruments for Clinical Practice. Sawin, KJ; Margolis, R; MacFarlane Bookman, JR; Bellin, MH; Logan, LR; Woodward, J; Brei, TJ. Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Services for Adolescents and Young Adults with Long-term Conditions. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2020.

Emergency department utilization among pediatric spina bifida patients. Riddle, S; Meinzen-Derr, J; Tabangin, M; Woodward, J; Wiley, S. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2019; 12:375-381.

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