A specialist in pediatric infectious disease, Dr. Charles Woods serves as Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Hospital, and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga. In these roles, he oversees department faculty at Children’s Hospital, as well as all faculty appointments and educational activities. His focus also includes mentoring other physicians and working to advance strategic planning and pediatric research activities.
Dr. Woods previously served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics with the University of Louisville College of Medicine.
Nationally recognized in the world of pediatrics and infectious disease, Dr. Wood was elected by national peers as an officer in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society where he contributed to numerous research efforts, study groups, and taskforces related to this specialty. He has also been active in the American Academy of Pediatrics, participating in the Academy’s annual leadership forums and has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards.
Dr. Woods has lectured on infectious diseases at more than 60 pediatrics and public health conferences throughout the United States, served on numerous editorial boards and is currently associate editor of The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Over the years, he has written chapters in more than 40 books, with subjects ranging from pediatric meningitis to immunization practices. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 journal articles and reviews for medical journal publications related to his specialty.