Dr. Jay Woody Bio


Dr. Jay Woody Bio
Jay R. Woody, M.D., FACEP
Founding Partner & Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Woody is a Founding Partner and Chief Medical Officer of Legacy ER & Urgent Care, and is a
well-known and widely-published authority in the field of emergency medicine. He is the
former Regional Medical Director of a freestanding emergency medicine practice, as well as a
sought-after speaker and peer reviewer for the Texas Medical Foundation.
Dr. Woody has contributed to such vital references as Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Journal, Academic Emergency Medicine, the Texas Emergency Bulletin and two textbooks:
Medical Response to Terrorism: Preparedness and Clinical Practice, and AAEM Emergency
Medical and Family Health.
He has also been a featured presenter at the Southeast Society of Academic Emergency
Medicine, the Nordic Congress on Disaster, and Emergency Medicine and the Clinical Excellence
in Emergency Medicine Conference. He teaches frequently and has helped further emergency
practice alongside his peers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Emergency Medicine
Educations Systems.
When not working, writing, or speaking, Dr. Woody enjoys sea kayaking, exercising, adventure
travel, and photography. He lives in Frisco with his wife Katrina and their two children.
Education / Training
1994 B.A. Texas Tech University ; Lubbock, Texas
1998 M.D. University of Southwestern Medical School; Dallas, Texas
Emergency Medicine Residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital / Children's Medical
Professional Credentials and Memberships
Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
COLA Certified Laboratory Director (Former)
American College of Emergency Physicians
Texas College of Emergency Physicians