Christopher Wildrick Woods, MD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor in Pathology
Campus mail 310 Trent Drive, Duke Box #90519, Durham, NC 27708
Phone (919) 668-7174
Email address

1. Emerging Infections
2. Global Health
3. Epidemiology of infectious diseases
4. Clinical microbiology and diagnostics
5. Bioterrorism Preparedness
6. Surveillance for communicable diseases
7. Antimicrobial resistance

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Duke University, 2001 - 2002
  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2000
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1994 - 1997
  • M.D., Duke University, 1994



Rupp, Mark E., H Preston Holley, Jon Lutz, Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, Christopher W. Woods, Donald P. Levine, Naomi Veney, and Vance G. Fowler. “Phase II, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a polyclonal anti-Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharide immune globulin in treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.” Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51, no. 12 (December 2007): 4249–54.

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Barrett, J. A., S. W. Glickman, L. B. Caram, D. Freeman, C. Oien, G. Molinar, A. Anderson, J. Suarez, C. W. Woods, and C. B. Cairns. “185: Utility of Triage Heart Rate and Shock Index in Predicting Infection in Emergency Department Patients With Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria.” In Annals of Emergency Medicine, 50:S59–S59. Elsevier BV, 2007.

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Bressler, Adam M., Keith S. Kaye, John J. LiPuma, Barbara D. Alexander, Christopher M. Moore, L Barth Reller, and Christopher W. Woods. “Risk factors for Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteremia among intensive care unit patients without cystic fibrosis: a case-control study.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28, no. 8 (August 2007): 951–58.

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Linefsky, J. P., L. B. Caram, K. M. Read, D. R. Murdoch, T. Lalani, C. W. Woods, L. B. Reller, et al. “Leptotrichia endocarditis: Report of two cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) database and review of previous cases.” Clinical Research in Cardiology 96, no. 6 (June 1, 2007): 405–405.


Kanafani, Z. A., S. S. Kanj, G. R. Corey, C. H. Cabell, P. A. Pappas, L. Olaison, J. L. Klein, et al. “Infective endocarditis due to group A streptococcus: a description of cases from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis.” Clinical Research in Cardiology 96, no. 6 (June 1, 2007): 417–18.


Breitschwerdt, Edward B., Ricardo G. Maggi, Ashlee W. Duncan, William L. Nicholson, Barbara C. Hegarty, and Christopher W. Woods. “Bartonella species in blood of immunocompetent persons with animal and arthropod contact.” Emerg Infect Dis 13, no. 6 (June 2007): 938–41.

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Twersky, J. I., C. W. Woods, J. Frederick, C. McCay, K. C. Goldberg, and L. B. Caram. “Rapid identification of febrile outbreaks to diagnose respiratory tract infections in a veterans administration medical center nursing home.” In Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55:S128–S128. BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2007.


Pien, Brian C., Stanley Mirrett, Betty R. Crews, L Barth Reller, and Christopher W. Woods. “Controlled clinical comparison of BacT/ALERT standard aerobic and standard anaerobic blood culture bottles inoculated directly or after transport in sodium polyanethol sulfonate tubes.” J Clin Microbiol 45, no. 4 (April 2007): 1357–59.

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Hanson, Kimberly E., Barbara D. Alexander, Christopher Woods, Cathy Petti, and L Barth Reller. “Validation of laboratory screening criteria for herpes simplex virus testing of cerebrospinal fluid.” J Clin Microbiol 45, no. 3 (March 2007): 721–24.

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