Ryan Woods, MD, RMSK
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.
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2013 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Mayo Clinic - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine
Additional Certifications, Training, and Achievements
Professional Associations and Memberships
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
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.