About Joseph C. Woolley, DO

Joe Woolley, DO, is a pediatric gastroenterologist with a special interest in cystic fibrosis.

The decision to join the Phoenix Children's team was an easy one for Dr. Woolley. He wanted to be a part of the rapidly expanding gastrointestinal (GI) division that continually provides top-quality care. He also shares Phoenix Children's commitment to developing the next generation of medical providers through innovative educational programming.

Dr. Woolley earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. In the four years that followed, he completed a pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota - serving as chief resident in the final year. He then went on to complete a pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern.

Dr. Woolley is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a training committee member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, and a pediatric GI committee member of the American College of Gastroenterology.

The privilege of partnering with patients and families to navigate challenging times is what inspired Dr. Woolley to become a physician. He maintains accessible and collaborative relationships with patients and families that empower them to take ownership of their own care.

Another passion of Dr. Woolley's is contributing to the education of medical students and new doctors. He works to equip medical learners with tools that improve the quality of patient communication, ensure thoughtful clinical reasoning, and motivate them to be the best providers they can be.

In his free time, Dr. Woolley has numerous hobbies and interests. He describes himself as a: film enthusiast, amateur mixologist, unbounded music addict, optimistic Minnesota sports fan, garage guitarist, self-proclaimed artist, budgeted world-explorer, dog devotee and hobby collector.

Medical School / Education

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY


(Pediatrics) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


(Pediatrics) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Chief Resident


(Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) University of Texas-Southwestern / Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX

General Pediatrics certification by the American Board of Pediatrics

Licensed by Arizona Osteopathic Medical Board

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics

Training Committee Member, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Pediatric GI Committee Member, American College of Gastroenterology


Dr. Woolley is knowledgeable, caring, responsive, and great to work with.

The doctor is really friendly and kind with my daughter. He takes his time to listen to her and

I just want to say that this doctor was wonderful. He took the time to explain everything he needs and he make us feel very comfortable. He was taking notes and he was giving us feedback and he was a wonderful experience to be in the meeting with this doctor. Thank you so much.

It has been few and far between that I have met a provider that was more thorough and caring than Dr. Woolley. I wish all providers were more like him.

Wonderful doctor

Dr. Explained in detail how the digestive system works and I've been trying to figure it out what's going on with my daughter for about 15 years. You are amazing at what you do! Thank you for taking your time on us, We appreciate you and we will be back soon!

Dr Joe is the best ever

I appreciate how he reassured my teenage son and spoke to him with concern and respect and help him alleviate is stressors.

Dr Wooley is best and very professional , I wanna say thank you very much for everything ? ?