James N. Woodruff, MD

Internal Medicine, Primary Care | More

Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Students for Pritzker School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Education for the Department of Medicine

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


James Woodruff, MD, is a general internist, specializing in preventative and ambulatory medicine. He focuses on providing patient-centered care and emphasizes the importance of a strong doctor-patient relationship.

Under his leadership, clinicians and researchers work together to enhance the education of medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Woodruff's academic interests include developing curricula for medical students and residents that focus on general medical care and career planning.

In addition, Dr. Woodruff has served as the principle investigator on studies that look at faculty and resident training skills. In one study, he examined the impact of iPads on internal medicine residency training. He has also studied the effect of faculty characteristics on the interview rating of internship candidates.

Dr. Woodruff is highly respected by his peers and has helped to organize many regional conferences that bring together program directors in internal medicine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Preventive Medicine

Medical Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1992

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English