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E. Dawn Woodward, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colon & Rectal Surgery

About This Provider

Dr. Woodward provides comprehensive care for adolescent and adult patients in the field of colon and rectal surgery. This includes screening colonoscopy, minimally invasive treatment of benign colon and rectal disease as well as cancer, and the evaluation and treatment of anorectal disease. She has special interest in advanced colonoscopy, minimally invasive techniques, pilonidal disease and diverticulitis. Dr. Woodward also provides surgical interventions to patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis). She and her nursing staff strive to provide each patient with a professional, friendly and caring environment.

Top 10% Patient Experience

This provider ranks in the top 10% nationally in patient experience, based on scores from the "Care Provider Overall" question on surveys completed with Press Ganey.

Patient Resources



  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA


  • General Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

Board Certifications

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Sangamon County Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Association of Women Surgeons