Frederick W Woodley, PhD

Frederick Woodley

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Dr. Woodley is a senior scientist/principal investigator in the Division of Gastroenterology (GI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University, and an adjunct professor of microbiology at Columbus State Community College. He holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a MS in Microbiology/Biology. His clinical responsibilities at NCH include performing and interpreting hydrogen breath tests for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and carbohydrate malabsorption, and analyzing and interpreting multichannel intraluminal impedance tracings to identify patients who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Dr. Woodley has co-authored two book chapters, published numerous research articles and countless abstracts, and presented his research findings at both national and international meetings. He has been a member of the GI Division at NCH since 2004.

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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Poster of Distinction, “Normal values for chemical clearance of acid gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children.”, Digestive Diseases Week, May 18-21, 2013, Orlando, Florida, 2013
  • Impact Award, “Improving the reporting process for test results in the GI Division.”, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2011
  • Employee of the Month, March, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2011
  • Poster of Distinction, “A novel method for evaluating chemical clearance efficiency in the distal esophagus: Calculating rate of neutralization.”, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, November 12–14, 2009, National Harbor, Maryland, 2009
  • Who's Who in America, 2007
  • Member, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2019 - Present
  • Member, The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, 2018 - Present
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association, 2018 - Present
  • Member, Ohio Academy of Science, 2010 - Present

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 01/03/2004

Postdoctoral Training Ohio University Date Completed: 06/01/1999
Graduate School Ohio University Date Completed: 06/13/1997
Professional Experience

2007 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital - Gastroenterology Division, Senior Research Scientist

2000 - 2013 Columbus State Community College, Adjunct Professor of Microbiology

2005 - 2007 Gastroenterology Division, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Senior Research Associate

2004 - 2007 Nationwide Children's Hospital - Gastroenterology Division, Research Associate

2004 - 2005 Gastroenterology Division, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Research Associate

2000 - 2003 Physiology and Cell Biology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Research Associate

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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition