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About Ryan Woods, MD, RMSK

Dr. Ryan Woods pursued sports medicine – and the relatively new field of regenerative medicine – for one fairly straightforward reason.

“I like to use science to help people,” he says.

Dr. Woods is a non-operative sports medicine physician. He likes being able to offer individualized treatments to his patients to help them restore function.

Regenerative medicine treatments, also known as orthobiologics, help ease pain and improve function for people with acute and chronic orthopedic conditions, including arthritis in joints and pain related to tendon or ligament injuries. Those treatments include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC). He also specializes in ultrasound-guided care, including MSK (musculoskeletal) ultrasound.

Dr. Woods earned his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He served his internship at the Marshfield Clinic and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was fellowship trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

Northeastern Wisconsin is close to home for Dr. Woods in many ways. He enjoys being outdoors – whether fishing, hunting, camping, four-wheeling, snowmobiling or going to Packers games – just as he did while growing up in Upper Michigan.


More from Ryan Woods, MD, RMSK


2013 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI


Marshfield Clinic


Mayo Clinic - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine

Additional Certifications, Training, and Achievements

Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography by the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American College of Sports Medicine

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Areas of Special Interest

Non-operative sports medicine

Non-operative physical medicine

Stem cell-based therapies/regenerative medicine (orthobiologics)

Chronic orthopedic conditions

Degenerative orthopedic conditions

Musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation (bone, joint and muscle disorders)

Musculoskeletal ultrasound, or MSK ultrasound

Ultrasound-guided treatments

Woods, Ryan R., and Brault, Jeffery S. "Special Population Considerations in the Treatment of Posterior Leg Injuries." Muscular Injuries in the Posterior Leg. Ed. Bryan J. Dixon. Springer US. 141-52. Print, 2016.

Lead author, “Can Ultrasound Be Used to Improve the Palpation Skills of Physicians in Training? A Prospective Study,” Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2015-present.

Patient recruiter and coordinator, “Does Anesthetic Contribute to Symptomatic Relief in Corticosteroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis?  A Single-Blind Randomized Trial Comparing Corticosteroid/Ropivacaine versus Corticosteroid/Saline Injections,” Mayo Clinic Department of Sports Medicine, Rochester, MN, 2015-present.