Dr. Russell Woodard earned his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Biology from Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tennessee, and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He continued his training with a General Surgery Internship and Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Woodard has been in practice at General Surgical Associates since 1993. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Dr. Woodard has previously served as Medical Director of Trauma, Chairman of the Department of General Surgery, and Chief of Staff at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital. He also serves as the Chairman of Medical Board for the Methodist Healthcare System.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, Texas Medical Association and Bexar County Medical Society. He is dedicated to updating his knowledge of the latest advancements in his field and frequently participates in continuing medical education courses around the country.

Dr. Woodard sees patients at our Medical Center location and routinely operates in multiple hospital systems in San Antonio.


  • Undergraduate – Christian Brothers College, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Medical – University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Residency – University of Texas HSC-SA, San Antonio, Texas


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