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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine, 1983
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1981
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1978
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • BA, BA, 1974
    Wellesley College

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1811081888


Kathy Woodward, M.D., is the medical director of the D.C. School Based Health Centers. Dr. Woodward is a strong community advocate for adolescent healthcare, participating in many community and professional organizations, including the Society for Adolescent Medicine, the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Teen Pregnancy, the D.C. Department of Health's Adolescent Health Task Force, and the D.C. Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (Howard University Hospital). She is also a consultant for the Region III Training III family planning consultant and a board member of the D.C. Assembly of School-based Healthcare. Dr. Woodward is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Woodward completed her pediatric residency and her adolescent medicine fellowship at Children’s National. She became a member of the attending staff of the hospital in 1983. She is board-certified in pediatrics.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Novartis 

Research & Publications

Adolescent Contraception

(1985) Youth of the Americas

Adolescent Contraception Helping the Adolescent Choose A Method of Birth Control

(1984) Clinical Proceedings Children National Medical Center

Diagnosing gonorrhea A Comparison of standard and rapid techniques

(1987) Journal of Adolescent Health Care

Giles de la Tourette Syndrome Three Case Reports

(1983) Clinical Proceedings Children’s National Medical Center

Gonorrhea and Gross Hematuria

(1982) Clinical Pediatrics

Nonstigmatizing Ways to Engage HIV Positive African American Teens in Mental Health and Support Services A Commentary

(2003) Journal of the National Medical Association

Postponing Sexual Intercourse among Urban Junior High School Students a randomized controlled evaluation

(2000) Journal of Adolescent Health

Pregnancy among Urban African American Teens Ambivalence about Prevention

(0001) American Journal of Health Behavior

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescence

(1982) Pediatric Annals

Sociodemographic Correlates of Virginity in Seventh Grade Black and Latino Students

(1999) Journal of Adolescent Health