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Dr. James Woodall Jr

Neck & Back Specialist

Dr. James Woodall Jr. was born in Metairie, Louisiana. He attended the University of West Georgia on a baseball scholarship, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and ranked #1 in his major, Biology, in 2002. In 2006 Dr. Woodall received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Woodall’s professional training in Orthopaedic Surgery includes the completion of an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also successfully completed a PhD at the University of Mississippi where his research focused on taking the healing factors from a patient’s own blood and using them to accelerate healing of musculoskeletal injuries. He has authored over 20 research and review articles and has presented this research as an invited guest lecturer and Orthopaedic Grand Rounds visiting speaker at the national level.

Dr. Woodall completed his specialty training in Spine Surgery and served as a Clinical Instructor of Spine Surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. While at the Stanford Spine Center he treated degenerative and traumatic conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as spinal deformities and spinal tumors.

Dr. Woodall provides consultation and treatment for patients with all spinal disorders, including cervical spine and complex spinal deformities. Dr. Woodall is the only active member of SOLAS (Society of Lateral Access Surgery) practicing in the state of Mississippi. Lateral access surgery allows for minimally invasive reconstruction of the Thoracic and Lumbar spine for spinal deformities. In addition to the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction, Dr. Woodall is also trained in motion-preserving surgery.

  • Dean’s Ingram Scholar 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • UWG Biology Department Most Outstanding Senior Award 2002
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Board Member
  • Outstanding Service Award – Medical College of Georgia Admissions
  • Mississippi Academy of Sciences – Best Resident Research Award 2007
  • Mississippi Orthopaedic Society – Resident Research Award 2013
  • Alan Freeland Orthopaedic Research Award Winner 2013
  • UMMC Orthopaedic Surgery Citizenship Award 2013
  • National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference – Washington DC 2013
  • AO Spine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mississippi Orthopaedic Society
  • North American Spine Society – Annual meeting presenter
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association – Annual meeting presenter
  • Cervical Spine Research Society – Annual meeting presenter
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery
  • Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, Fellowship, Spine Surgery 2013-14
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery 2008-13
  • University of Mississippi, Doctor of Philosophy, 2006-2009
  • Medical College of Georgia, Doctor of Medicine, 2002-2006
  • University of West Georgia, Biology, 1998-2002