Gayle Woodson, MD

Gayle Woodson, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Springfield, IL


Office Address

  • 301 N 8th St
    Springfield, IL 62701
    Phone: (217) 545-6099
    Fax: (217) 545-0253

Gayle Woodson, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Springfield, IL


Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): Laryngology & Voice Disorders, Ped Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Clinical Interests: Laryngeal Nerves; Laryngeal Paralysis; Laryngeal and tracheal stenosis

Education & Medical Training

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Institute of Laryngology and Otology
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
  • Rice University

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License2003 - 2017
  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2000 - 2015
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology, 1981

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Olga Jonasson AwardAssociation of Women Surgeons, 2010
  • Hans von Leden Award for Lifetime Acheivement in Voice Car2009
  • Guest of HonorAmerican Laryngological Society Annual Meeting, 2009

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Verrucous carcinoma of the middle ear and mastoid.  Woodson GE, Jurco S, Alford BR, McGavran M, Archives of Otolaryngology, 107:63-65
  • The larynx and respiration.  Woodson GE, Speech News
  • Chest wall metastasis as a complication of myocutaneous flap reconstruction.  Robbins KT, Woodson GE, Journal of Otolaryngology, 13:13-14

Books/Book Chapters

  • Encyclopedia of Human Biology. Chapter: The Larynx 
    Woodson GE
    Editors: Dulbeco.Academic Press,Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Encyclopedia of Human Biology. Chapter: Laryngeal Reflexes 
    Woodson GE
    Editors: Dulbeco.Academic Press,Inc, San Diego, CA
  • Conn’s Current Therapy. Chapter: Hoarseness 
    Woodson GE
    Editors: .


  • Meassuring the Voice: What Matters and What Doesn’t? Bless D, Bastian R, Woodson GE, Keidar A, Keenze M, Cleveland T, Vox Humana Symposium, New York, NY
  • Endoscopic CO2 Laser Cricopharyngeal Myotum in 2 Two Year Olds. A. Ray and G.E. Woodson, Triological Society, Middle Section Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Advances in Vocal Fold Surgery. Woodson GE, Ford C, Blitzer A, Bastian R, Kelly J, Vox Humana Symposium, New York, NY


  • Malignant Laryngeal Tumors. The 73rd Postgraduate Seminar Lecture, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi Tanzania
  • Nasopharyngoscopy and Airway Obstruction. Twenty-Eighth Annual Review Course for Family Physicians, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
  • Laryngeal Paralysis—Research in Reinnervation. University of Colorado, Resident Research Day


  • Neurologic Evaluation of the Larynx. Woodson GE, Miller RH, Rosenfield DB, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • The Effect of Cricothyroid Contraction on Glottic Resistance. Woodson GE, Sant'Ambrogio F, Mathew O, Sant'Ambrogio G, American College of Surgeons
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia. Woodson GE, Murry T, Singular Publishing

Grant Support

  • Cricothyroid Reflex/Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve ParalysisNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
    1988 - 1988
  • Cricothyroid Reflex/Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve ParalysisNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders
    1988 - 1992


  • ACS Committee on Resident Education Chair

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Healthfirst New York
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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