About Dr. Woodward

Dr. Maria A. Woodward, MD, MS.

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Service Chief, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery

Fellowship Director, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery

Strategic Director, eHealth at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center

Dr. Woodward is a physician-scientist focused on healthcare delivery specifically for the anterior segment of the eye. Her career goal is to dramatically extend high-quality, affordable eye care to underserved and under-represented communities nationally and globally. Funded by a National Eye Institute K23 grant, her research focuses on novel ophthalmic technologies and eHealth clinical programs – particularly disease-monitoring tools with low acquisition and delivery costs. Her research goal is to personalize treatments earlier and more accurately to improve outcomes. She is the co-director of U-M's Kellogg Eye Center eHealth and the director of Telemedicine and Clinical Programs. She also serves on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Research, Regulatory & External Scientific Relations Committee and American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Telemedicine Task Force. She collaborates with national and international leaders in telemedicine, cornea, health sciences, and engineering, including close collaboration with Aravind Eye Hospitals in India.


  • B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University.

  • M.D., Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University.

  • M.S., Health and Health Services Research, University of Michigan.

Research Interests

  • eHealth and Anterior Eye Diseases

  • Microbial Keratitis

  • Corneal Transplantation: Eye Bank Practices

Maria Woodward, M.D. | Ophthalmologist, Michigan Medicine

Mia Woodward, M.D. - An Update from Kellogg Eye Center at Michigan Medicine.mp4

Maria Woodward, M.D. - An Update from Kellogg Eye Center at Michigan Medicine