Abraham Lincoln Woods III, M.D.
Dr. Abraham Lincoln Woods, III, is an experienced and committed urological surgeon. He is recognized among physicians, patients, and the wider community as an expert on prostate cancer, benign prostate enlargement, female urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders, as well as many other uological concerns. In addition to serving his patients in his private practice, he speaks about critical health care issues in the media, at community forums, and at professional conferences.
Dr. Woods is particularly involved in issues related to the prevalence of prostate cancer among black males. He has been an invited speaker on this topic for television and radio programs and for public events. In addition, he has been honored for outstanding service from organizations like the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Us Too/Man to Man, and the African American Male Health Summit.
Most importantly, Dr. Woods is available to his individual patients for all of their urological concerns.
Dr. Woods completed his Bachelor's Degree and medical degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Afterwards, he continued his post-undergraduate studies at the University of Vienna in Austria. He served his surgical residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical School in New York City and his urological residency at Tulane Medical Center and Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Woods then earned a research fellowship for further study at Tulane. His fellowship was based at the V.A. Hospital in New Orleans as part of the Urology National Cancer of the Prostate Protocol. After completing his fellowship, he pursued additional specialized training at Tulane Medical Center/Stone Center in extracorporeal shock lithotripsy (ESWL).
After completing his extensive post-graduate medical training, Dr. Woods served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1991. His Navy assignment was to serve as Chief of the Department of Urology at the Naval Hospital in Orlando, Florida. He participated in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps from 1978 to 1994, in which Dr. Woods completed his career as a navy commander.
Dr. Woods is certified by the American Board of Urology.
Dr. Woods is an active member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the American Urological Association, the American Urological Association Southeastern Section, the Florida Medical Association, and many other professional organizations. He is an active participant in committees and panels. For instance, he has served on the Advisory Committee for Minority Physicians to the American Medical Association. In 1995, he founded the central Florida coalition of minority physicians. In addition, Dr. Woods was appointed by the late Governor Lawton Chiles to the Florida Board of Medicine. During his 8 years on the board, Dr. Woods served as chairman of credentials and office-based surgery. Also, Dr. Woods served as Chief of Staff at Florida Hospital, Alimonte and has served on numerous medical staff committees, such as Florida Hospital's Board of Trustees.
Dr. Woods is a frequent presenter at professional medical conferences, such as meetings of the American Urological Association and the National Medical Association. He has researched and presented on topics such as prostate cancer, infections in urology, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement), and urologic cancers. He also has provided educational presentations in the community, including topics such as prostate cancer among black males, treatment updates for primary care physicians and physician assistants, benign prostate hyperplasia, and many other topics.
In addition to his professional involvements, Dr. Woods is active in community service. He is an advisor and member of the American Cancer Society's Statewide Task Force for Prostate Cancer. He co-founded and continues advising for the Highlands County Prostate Cancer Support Group. He has received awards from the American Cancer Society for outstanding work in the prostate cancer field as well as for his volunteer work with the society.
Dr. Woods has extended his volunteer efforts abroad and in other aspects of our community. In 1972 he volunteered with the American Red Cross to teach basic health care and set up a Red Cross agency in Malawi, Africa, after which he received recognition awards from the American Red Cross and the Government of Malawi. He has also been an active speaker for the Man of Tomorrow Series, a program for young high school black males.
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