DR TROY D. WOODARD
Department of Otolaryngology
Cleveland Clinic, Head and Neck Institute
Dr. Troy Woodard is originally from Nashville, TN. He received High Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. While attending DePaul University, Dr. Woodard was a recipient of the esteemed Presidential Science Scholarship. He was a competitive NCAA Division I collegiate track and field athlete and a cofounder of the DePaul Gospel Choir. After completing undergrad, Dr. Woodard successfully attended and graduated from The John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2003. Subsequently, Dr. Woodard attended Loyola University Medical Center where he successfully completed his Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency training and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008.
Since completion of his medical training in 2009, Dr. Woodard has practiced Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Woodard’s specialty interests include acute and chronic sinonasal disease, CSF leak repairs, and benign and malignant anterior skull base neoplasms. He has maintained his commitment to scholarly work and teaching. Dr. Woodard has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has given countless lectures. He is currently Co–Director of the Advanced Rhinology, Sinus and Skull base Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and Surgical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health Center.
Dr. Woodard, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is an ardent champion for diversity and has a strong desire to strengthen the pipeline for underrepresented minority youth into medicine. As a result, he participates in several student mentor and enrichment programs. He is is a past president of the Harry Barnes Medical Society, a past chair of the Section of Otolaryngology of the National Medical Association, and Chief Diversity Officer of the American Rhinologic Society. In 2021, Dr. Woodard became Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, making him the first African American to hold this position.