Dr. Woodson was born in Arkansas but raised in Lawton, where his father worked as a Civil Service educator at Ft. Sill. He attended Lawton public schools, graduating from Eisenhower High School in 1970. He attended Oklahoma City University, wher he was named Outstanding Junior Man, graduating summa cum laude after three years.
Dr. Woodson then attended the University of Oklahoma Medical School, graduating in 1977 in the top 10% of his class. He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor medical society, in his junior year. Post-graduate training included a residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Woodson is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiology, and is a member of the American Medical Association and of the Oklahoma Medical Association. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, and involved in teaching Family Practice residents of the University of Oklahoma. He has practiced in Lawton since 1982.