Gamma Knife Team

Referring Physician Role

The referring physician is a critical partner on the Gamma Knife treatment team. All follow-up studies, treatment plans and progress outcomes are performed in conjunction with the patient's physician. Because the patient often requires long-term follow-up care, it is essential that the referring physician and Gamma Knife team maintain a close working relationship.

The Upstate Gamma Knife Team

Treatment with the Gamma Knife is planned and administered by a multidisciplinary team of specialists including: neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, otolargyngologist, medical physicists, neuroradiologists, and nursing staff.


Charles I Woods III, MD, 315 464-8668

Charles I Woods III, MD
Appointed 02/11/76
241 Campus West Building (CWB)
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences: Otology/Neurotology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University of North Carolina Hospital
  • Fellowship: Nashville, TN/ Michael E. Glasscock, MD/ The Otology Group, 1989, Otology-Neurotology
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine, 1983

Clinical Interests

  • medical and surgical treatment of hearing and balance disorders

    Bone anchored and cochlear implants

    surgery and gamma knife treatment for tumors and disorders involving the skull base

    intracranial hypertension


Research Interests

  •  hearing loss, intracranial hypertension, Menieres disease; Study of the Brainstem Auditory Efferent Pathways Anatomy and Physiology

Specialties & Certification

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology


  • Adults and Children

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
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