Woods Appointed Ohio BWC Chief Medical Officer

                               Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer today announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen T. Woods, M.D. (43203) as Medical Director. Woods will be responsible for providing direction in the development of medical policy and oversight for all medical components of BWC.

"Dr. Woods' medical background and expertise make him an outstanding addition to our management team," said Buehrer. "His guidance will be valuable in the development of medical policies that support the best outcomes for Ohio's injured workers."

Woods is a partner at OrthoNeuro Consultants, Inc. in Columbus where he practices physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). PM&R, also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine that provides integrated care in the treatment of conditions related to the brain, muscles, nerves, and bones due to various medical conditions, trauma, and sports and industrial injuries.

He is also a clinical assistant professor with the Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center Department of PM&R and a spine care consultant for the OSU Department of Athletics. He formerly was co-medical director of the OSU Comprehensive Spine Center and a physician consultant conducting case reviews for BWC.

Woods earned a bachelor's in general biological sciences and his medical degree at the University of Maryland. He completed residency training in PM&R at the OSU Medical Center and then went on to pursue fellowship training in interventional spine procedures.

He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His professional memberships include the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Spinal Intervention Society, the American Academy of PM&R, and the Columbus Medical Association.

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