Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

George E. Woody, MD


George E. Woody, MD is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Principal Investigator of the Delaware Valley Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. He reviews papers for many journals, has authored or co-authored over 200 publications including a recent JAMA publication on Suboxone treatment of opioid addicted youth. He was a member of the DSM-IV Work Group on Substance Use Disorders and the FDA Drug Abuse Advisory Committee, has been co-editor of Treatment Improvement Protocols on methadone maintenance, and is a member of research groups studying the abuse liability of prescription opioids. He has lectured nationally and internationally and was awarded a Doctor Sui Causa from Pavlov State Medical University in St. Petersburg, Russia in September 2003 and received an award in honor of Dr. Alexei Alexeevich Likhachev, founder of the Pharmacology Department of the Women's Medical Institute of St. Petersburg, Russia, later renamed Pavlov State Medical University, in February 2009.

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