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Mark B. Woodland

Mark B. Woodland, MS, MD

Associate Dean, Advocacy and Policy; Professor

Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • MD - George Washington University School of Medicine (1985)
  • MS in General Biology - Villanova University (1981)
  • BS in Biology and Chemistry, Honors Philosophy & Religion, Ursinus College (1980)

Awards & Honors

  • Leader in Women's Health Care, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Consumer Guide of Top Docs, Gynecologic Surgery
  • Patient Recognition Award for compassion and clinical care, Patient Choice Awards
  • 3rd Sterling Memorial Lecture Keynote Speaker for the Council on Resident Education in OBGYN (CREOG)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Federation of State Medical Boards (2022-2024)
  • Chair, PA State Board of Medicine (2022-2023)
  • ACGME Grievance Committee
  • AAMC Holistic Review Committee

Mark B. Woodland, MS, MD, is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has been a member of our faculty for nearly 30 years.

He also serves as associate dean of advocacy and policy. In this role he is tasked with collaborating with departments, affiliate institutions and practices to identify key areas for advocacy and policy development to positively impact both the academic and clinical learning environment for current and future clinicians. He works with partners in the Offices of Faculty, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Educational Affairs, Government Relations, and Community Health & Health Equity to develop programming and processes that support advocacy and policy successes, unify clinical advocacy efforts across the regional and affiliate campuses, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration across Drexel’s colleges and schools.

Woodland previously served as the OB/GYN residency program director and vice dean for graduate medical education at the College of Medicine. He is chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Reading Hospital, a role he has held since 2015. He is also the women’s health service lead for the Tower Health Medical Group.

He is one of six physicians on the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, and was elected chair of that board in October 2020. He is also chair of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In May of 2022 Woodland was elected to the board of directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards. In December 2022, he was reappointed by former Governor Tom Wolf for a second term to the PA State Medical Board and elected for a third term as chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Woodland currently serves on the ACGME Grievance Committee and the AAMC Holistic Review Committee.

Having been recognized as a leader in graduate medical education and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Woodland is also published on topics of physician resilience and burnout; interprofessional education; racism; sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics; and OB-GYN resident recruitment. He has been invited as both a plenary and keynote speaker in many academic venues and has enjoyed being part of scholarly panels and journal review boards during his career.

Dr. Woodland received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and served his internship at George Washington University Medical Center. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital.

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Reading Hospital Tower Health
420 S. 5th Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 484.628.8827