B. Tucker Woodson, MD

B. Tucker Woodson, MDProfessor
Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin

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Dr. Woodson has dual board certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. He has lectured worldwide on issues related to surgery and sleep medicine.

Dr. Woodson is also the director of the Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin Sleep Disorders Program. He is active in developing new surgical treatments for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Additionally, he has served on Sleep Disorders, Standards of Practice, New Medical, Drug and Device, and the National Sleep Medicine Course Committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Woodson serves as an advisor for the American Sleep Apnea Association, ResMed (which is a world leader in respiratory equipment for sleep apnea), and professional football.

He has organized multiple national and international meetings including the Cherry Blossom Conference of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the Missouri Allergy and Sleep Disorders Update in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the 3rd and 4th International Congress of Sleep Apnea.

In January of 2014, Dr. Woodson was featured on WTMJ-AM’s Wisconsin’s Morning News to discuss a new device for sleep apnea that is surgically implanted. Results from a clinical trial were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Listen to Dr. Woodson discuss the efficacy of hypoglossal nerve stimulation in the treatment of the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (MP3). This podcast was featured in the November 2014 journal issue of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1979
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) - University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, 1983
  • Residency - Otolaryngology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1988

Board Certification

Society Memberships

  • American Rhinologic Society
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • American Sleep Disorders Association
  • American Sleep Apnea Association
  • Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Milwaukee Society of Head & Neck Surgery and Medicine
  • Henry Ford Hospital Medical Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • General Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (Snoring, OSA)
  • Sinus Endoscopy and Treatment
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Laser Surgery

Clinical Practice

  • Patient Age: All
  • Joined MCW Faculty in 1989

Research Interests

  • New methods of upper airway evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Outcomes analysis for obstructive sleep apnea

Administrative Duties

  • Medical Director, Froedtert Center for Sleep

Scheduling Information

  • Established Patient Appointments - (414) 805-7667
  • New Patient Appointments - (414) 805-3666 or (800) 272-3666
  • Pediatric Appointments - (414) 607-5280 or 1 (877) 607-5280

Clinical Practice Location

Froedtert Hospital Clinic Practice Site
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5580
(414) 476-4701 (fax)

North Hills Health Center
W129N7055 Northfield Dr
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 253-5400
(262) 253-3399 (fax)