Meet Our Surgeons
Robert Woodbury, M.D., attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services in Bethesda, Maryland, graduating in 1992 and completed a surgery internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. After his internship, he served a tour as a general medical officer with the U.S Marines before returning to complete general surgery residency in 1999. He was stationed at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and sent to the Persian Gulf in peacetime. Dr. Woodbury spent the last four years as surgical teaching faculty at Naval Medical Center in San Diego and was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2002. He was deployed in support of combat operations against Afghanistan in 2001 and in Iraq in 2003. He left active service in May 2004.
Dr. Woodbury has had extensive laparoscopic and bariatric surgery training. He is well versed in laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, common bile duct exploration, and laparoscopic surgery of the colon, spleen, and hernia. He received additional post residency training at Scripps Clinic, Green Hospital in pancreatic and gastrointestinal surgery. As part of his residency, Dr. Woodbury received training in bariatric surgery with Pacific Bariatric in San Diego, focusing on Roux Y Gastric Bypass. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Woodbury holds academic appointments as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco.