David C. Woodland, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, School of Medicine


Dr. David Woodland is a transplant surgeon, specializing in liver, kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation. He was trained at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York where he completed his general surgery residency. He then accepted a 2 year fellowship in transplant surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Woodland was recruited to OHSU's transplant surgery team in 2019 where he applies his expertise in the operating room as well as through his research investigating surgery outcomes and transplant tolerance.


  • B.A., 2004, University of Texas, Austin
  • M.D., 2009, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2016
  • Fellowship:

    • Transplant Surgery, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2018

Honors and awards

  • Doctor Allen O. Whipple Memorial Prize, Outstanding Performance in Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2009
  • Young Investigator Award, World Transplant Congress, 2014

Areas of interest

  • Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, and Islet Transplantation
  • Islet Replication and Regeneration
  • Liver Regeneration
  • Cellular Therapies and Transplant Tolerance
  • Xenotransplant


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Routine Chest X-Ray is Unnecessary After Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Line Placement in the Operating Room. Woodland DC, Cooper CR, Rashid MF, Rosario VL, Weyker PD, Weintraub J, Bentley–Hibbert S, Kluger MD. J Crit Care. 2018 Mar 28;46:13-16.
  • Effect of Ex Vivo-Expanded Recipient Regulatory T Cells on Hematopoietic Chimerism and Kidney Allograft Tolerance Across MHC Barriers in Cynomolgus Macaques. Duran-Struuck R, Sondermeijer HP, Bühler L, Alonso-Guallart P, Zitsman J, Kato Y, Wu A, McMurchy AN, Woodland DC, Griesemer A, Martinez M, Boskovic S, Kawai T, Cosimi AB, Wuu CS, Slate A, Mapara MY, Baker S, Tokarz R, D?Agati V, Hammer S, Pereira M, Lipkin WI, Wekerle T, Levings MK, Sykes M. Transplantation. 2017 Feb;101(2):2
  • Short-term high-fat feeding induces islet macrophage infiltration and β-cell replication independently of insulin resistance in mice. Woodland DC, Liu W, Leong J, Sears ML, Luo P, Chen X. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Oct 1;311(4)
  • Optimization of alginate purification using polyvinylidene difluoride membrane filtration: Effects on immunogenicity and biocompatibility of three-dimensional alginate scaffolds. Sondermeijer HP, Witkowski P, Woodland DC, Seki T, Aangenendt FJ, van der Laarse A, Itescu S, Hardy MA. J Biomater Appl. 2016 Oct;31(4):510-520.
  • Surgical Technique of Pancreas Procurement for Islet Isolation in the Cynomolgus Macaque. Woodland DC, Kato Y, Duran-Struuck R, Sykes M, Chen X. Manuscript in preparation.
  • A case of portal venous gas after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and obstructive pyelonephritis. Rana AA, Sylla P, Woodland DC, Feingold DL. Urology. 2008 Mar;71(3):546.e5-7.
  • The combined organ effect: protection against rejection? Rana A, Robles S, Russo MJ, Halazun KJ, Woodland DC, Witkowski P, Ratner LE, Hardy MA. Ann Surg. 2008 Nov;248(5):871-9.
  • Survival outcomes following liver transplantation (SOFT) score: a novel method to predict patient survival following liver transplantation. Rana A, Hardy MA, Halazun KJ, Woodland DC, Ratner LE, Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC. Am J Transplant. 2008 Dec;8(12):2537-46.
  • Negative impact of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio on outcome after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Halazun KJ, Hardy MA, Rana AA, Woodland DC, Luyten EJ, Mahadev S, Witkowski P, Siegel AB, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC. Ann Surg. 2009 Jul;250(1):141-51.
  • Islet grafting and imaging in a bioengineered intramuscular space. Witkowski P, Sondermeijer H, Hardy MA, Woodland DC, Lee K, Bhagat G, Witkowski K, See F, Rana A, Maffei A, Itescu S, Harris PE. Transplantation. 2009 Nov 15;88(9):1065-74.


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