Brian Woods, MD
President, Emeritus of Clinical Services
Known as a resourceful, strategic, and inspirational executive leader, Brian seeks to add value to any endeavor or relationship he enters. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his anesthesiology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Woods also spent seven years in the United States Air Force, where he served as Chief of Aerospace Medicine and Flight Surgeon for the 28th Bomb Squadron, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for his reengineering of the 7th Bomb Wing’s programs and services related mobility and manpower processing following 911.
In 2007 he joined NorthStar Anesthesia in Dallas Texas and has helped lead and grow services in the company to over 1,000,000 anesthetics delivers per year in over 190+ hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers across 23 states, raising revenue from $14M to $500M+ annually. As a passionate visionary and innovative problem solver, he has led the changes required for clinical engagement of nearly 2,800 medical professionals and taken the lead on the development of innovative computer systems and technological projects that help NorthStar maintain its leading edge in the healthcare market. Brian’s ability to be creative and ‘cross-talk’ several different sectors from business, healthcare, IT, culture, and leadership provides him with the ability to lead complex projects and lead a wide variety of teams and individuals to accomplish new results.
In addition to his work in healthcare, Brian has enjoyed influence and success in several IT start ups leveraging cloud-based technologies, as well as a long career in the music industry helping manage and guide several international touring acts including Aaron Watson in the country music space, as well as Shane & Shane in the contemporary Christian music markets. Both are recognized as innovators and disruption agents within their respective genres.
Brian is married to Amy, his bride of 25 years and they have 6 children, including 3 adopted children from China. Emily (22), Natalie (20), Ridge (18), Adiah (13), Rhett (12), and Micaiah (6). They are passionate about Christian service and leadership around the world and have been active in orphan care and medical missions for the past 16 years, including most specifically a focused work in Rwanda with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and African New Life Ministries in Kigali. Brian is also now serving as Systems Advisor to the Executive Council for the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, active now in six sovereign nations around the world equipping and teaching leadership core values to better those societies.