Published on February 15, 2019

Reading Hospital Physician, Mark B. Woodland, MS, MD, Joins Prestigious State Board of Medicine

Mark B. Woodland, MS, MD, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reading Hospital/ Tower Health, took his oath as a member of the prestigious State Board of Medicine on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Dr. Woodland will serve on the State Board of Medicine through April 2022. William M. Jennings, President and CEO of Reading Hospital, attended a signing ceremony held at Reading Hospital on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

"Dr. Woodland is a dedicated and experienced physician, and Reading Hospital is proud of his continued work "Advancing Health. Transforming Lives." for his patients in our community and across Pennsylvania," Jennings said. "With his expertise and commitment to medical excellence, he is an outstanding addition to the State Board of Medicine."

The State Board of Medicine regulates the practice of medicine through the licensure, registration and certification of members of the medical profession in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board regulates medical doctors; physician assistants; radiology technicians; respiratory therapists; nurse-midwives; acupuncturists; practitioners of oriental medicine; perfusionists; behavioral specialists; and athletic trainers. The Board also reviews the instruction and facilities at medical colleges and medical training facilities in accordance with state laws.

"I am honored to have been selected for the State Board of Medicine, which plays an important role in protecting the health and safety of all Pennsylvania residents," Dr. Woodland said. "The Board does important work, and I look forward to serving and giving back to my state and my profession."

Dr. Woodland is a graduate of Ursinus College, Villanova University, and the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at George Washington University Hospital and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He currently serves as Chair of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He has received numerous awards for excellence in medical education and clinical practice, and he serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and American Journal of OBGYN. He is active in PA ACOG as an advocate for trainees and practitioners in women's health and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.