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Rebecca Woo, MD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Email: rebecca.j.woo@emory.edu

Biography

Dr. Rebecca Woo has a long-standing interest in women's health.  As a medical student at the Medical College of Georgia (when it was still MCG), she worked with the Salvation Army St. Vincent DePaul homeless clinic to establish a women's clinic.  She was president of the student branch of the American Medical Women's Association from 2000- 2001, and co-founder of the MCG student ob-gyn interest group.  After completing obstetrics and gynecology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Dr. Woo and her family moved to Europe.  Dr. Woo continued caring for women's obstetric and gynecologic needs as a civilian contractor for the US Army as part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community.  Working at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center provided her with the experience to become board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.  Upon returning to the United States in 2010, she engaged in private practice for five years.  

In 2015, Dr. Woo left obstetrics and began the process of transitioning to psychiatry.  She returned to Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University) for additional training in mental health.  As a psychiatry resident, Dr. Woo continued her goal of providing health care to women.  Working with Dr. Richard Camino-Gaztambide, Dr. Woo developed a women's mental health clinic within the residency program.  She was active in resident and medical student education.  She helped develop a new resident didactic curriculum, based on a two-year, alternating cycle involving all levels of PGY trainees. She collaborated with Dr. Chelsea Carson to transition the medical student psychiatry clerkship, first moving to a virtual model during the pandemic, then updating the clerkship for AU's new primary care initiative. She received the resident education award for her work in 2020. Over the course of her training, Dr. Woo was mentored by Dr. Toby Goldsmith at Emory University.  Dr. Woo has since joined Dr. Goldsmith in providing mental health care to women in Atlanta.  As part of the PEACE for Moms program, Dr. Woo and Dr. Goldsmith provide perinatal psychiatric consultations to doctors across the state of Georgia.  Dr. Woo's clinical interests include maternal mental health and women's sexual health.

Dr. Woo and her husband met while attending college at Georgia Tech. They are pleased to have returned to Atlanta with their family.  They have three children, two dogs, a cat and a bearded dragon.  When not attending to the menagerie or driving children to assorted activities, the family enjoys watching movies, eating ice cream, playing board games and listening to Broadway musicals. "Done properly, parenting is a heroic act"- Edna E. Mode