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Amanda M. Woodworth

Amanda M. Woodworth, MD

Director, Breast Health and Wellness Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery


Department: Surgery

Practices: Drexel Surgery, Drexel Cancer Care

Specialties: Breast Surgery

Education

  • MD - Albany Medical College (2007)
  • BS in Biomedical Sciences and Biopsychology - Grand Valley State University (2002)

Amanda M. Woodworth, MD, is a breast surgeon practicing in Philadelphia. She is the director of Drexel's Breast Health and Wellness Center.

Dr. Woodworth is fellowship trained in surgical breast oncology and a board-certified surgeon. She is regularly an invited lecturer on the subject of integrated care of breast health and disease including breast cancer, and is an advocate for new and promising surgical treatments of the disease. She has written and reviewed numerous academic articles related to her field.

Dr. Woodworth completed a fellowship in breast surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. She studied under Dr. Melvin Silverstein, who is renowned for innovations in breast cancer surgery and constructing the first free-standing comprehensive breast care center in the United States. There, she learned about the treatment of breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), in-depth oncoplastic techniques and the use of intraoperative radiation therapy.

After the year at USC, Dr. Woodworth returned to the Philadelphia region to partner at Comprehensive Breast Care Surgeons (CBCS), the first hospital in the Northeast United States recognized as a Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery. There she worked closely with well-known breast surgeons who are celebrated for their holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. During her time at CBCS, Dr. Woodworth built on her fellowship training and honed her skills in ultrasound- and stereotactic-guided breast biopsies, as well as Hidden Scar surgery. 

Prior to her USC fellowship, Dr. Woodworth completed her surgical residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, including serving as chief surgical resident. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York.

In addition to her special interest in patient-centered treatment of breast cancer and diseases of the breast, Dr. Woodworth specializes in innovative breast surgery procedures that include nipple-sparing mastectomy and reduction pattern lumpectomies. She is a leader in the holistic approach to breast cancer management.

Dr. Woodworth’s interest in breast cancer stems from the excitement and advancements in the treatment of breast cancer coupled with the intense connection with patients that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis. She is constantly humbled by the strength of her patients and their families. Dr. Woodworth feels that being diagnosed with breast cancer is often the worst point in someone’s life, and she works to make the journey to health and well-being as smooth as possible while providing the most up-to-date treatment and best cosmesis available.

An avid hiking, Pilates, yoga and spinning enthusiast, she believes that it is just as important to have a healthy mind as it is to have a healthy body. She encourages her patients and their families to embrace the many joys in life. In her free time, Dr. Woodworth enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Otis.

Awards and Honors

  • Day of Trauma – Top Presentation (2011)
  • Urological Institute of Northeastern New York Award, Albany Medical College (2007)
  • Carolyn Fisk-Kennedy Alumni Scholarship for Women (2005–2007)

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgery
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

Clinical Services

Breast surgery

Fellowships

  • Breast Surgery, Surgical Breast Oncology - University of Southern California (2013)

Residencies

  • General Surgery - Einstein Medical Center (2012)

Internships

  • General Surgery - Loyola University Medical Center (2008)

Amanda M. Woodworth, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Publications

"Increasing Patient Safety and Professional Communication with Flight Plans"
Woodworth A, Wehner P, Kopkash K, Levine G, Silverstein MJ
Proceedings, 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, p. 118, Abstract #130, 2013

"A Comparison of Breast Conservation Methods: Ellipse versus Reduction"
Kopkash K, Wehner P, Woodworth A, Savalia N, Silverstein MJ
Proceedings 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, p. 71, Abstract #21, 2013

"DCIS Treated with Excision Alone Using the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines"
Wehner P. Kopkash K, Woodworth A, Lagios MD, Silverstein MJ.
14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, p. 7, Abstract #80, 2013

"Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome with Early Collateralization in a Liver Transplant"
Woodworth A, Khanmoradi K, Zaki R, Campos S, Horrow M, Ortiz J
The American Surgeon, September 2010:76
Poster presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, California, October 2009

"Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor Presenting with a Pathologic Rib Fracture and Hematologic Abnormalities"
Woodworth A, Collea R, Patel S
Poster presented at the American College of Physicians Scientific Meeting, 2nd place in poster competition among all residents and medical students. New York, New York, April 2006

Presentations

Dr. Woodworth is a regular speaker at community and support group talks, including Healthy Women's Day of Bucks County in 2013 and 2014.

Invited Lectures

"Multiple Thoracoabdominal Gunshot Wounds"
Annual Day of Trauma, Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital, November 2011

"Spine Multidisciplinary Trauma Conference"
Trauma Conference Lecture Series, Einstein Medical Center, March 2011

"Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: Evolutions in Treatment for a Cancer in Evolution"
Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center, August 2011

"Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Masses for the General Surgeon"
Grand Rounds, Einstein Medical Center, November 2009


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Surgery
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.1078
Fax: 215.762.6275