Dr. Woodle received his under graduate degree at Texas A&M University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed fellowships in kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Chicago, and was an NIH Surgical Research Fellow at both the University of California, Davis, and at the University of Chicago. Dr. Woodle holds William A. Altemeier Chair in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Woodle has authored over 290 scientific articles that have been cited 7226 times with an h factor of 47. Dr. Woodle has also authored over 20 book chapters in the field of transplantation. Dr. Woodle has been the recipient of NIH basic research grants in immunobiology and has received a Clinician Scientist Research Award from the American Heart Association. He has served on several NIH study sections, and several FDA Advisory Committees and Workshops related to immunosuppressive drug regulatory processes. Dr. Woodle has also served on clinical trial design committees for a number of multicenter studies, and has served as lead investigator in six multicenter trials.