Headshot of Dr. James "Woody" Morgan, staff physiatrist at Shepherd Center

James "Woody" Morgan M.D.

Staff Physiatrist

James "Woody" Morgan, M.D., has been with Shepherd Center since 2023. 


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Professional Summary

Education & Training

Craig Hospital / University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fellowship, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016-2019

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Internship, Internal Medicine, 2015-2016

Tulane University School of Medicine
Medical School, 2015

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified in Brain Injury Medicine

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

About Woody Morgan, M.D.

James “Woody” Morgan, M.D. is a staff physiatrist at Shepherd Center. He is triple board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), spinal cord injury medicine, and brain injury medicine, specializing in the rehabilitation care of patients with neurologic illness/injury. Dr. Morgan currently leads four interdisciplinary teams in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit.
Before joining Shepherd Center in 2023, Dr. Morgan served as the medical program director of the Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he also received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2023 from the Vanderbilt Department of PM&R.
Dr. Morgan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from Tulane University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed residency training in PM&R at Harvard Medical School and a Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at Craig Hospital/University of Colorado.
Dr. Morgan has a wealth of personal and professional spinal cord injury experience, having lived with a spinal cord injury since 2008. His primary focus is caring for patients recovering from traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, and other catastrophic illnesses/injuries. In addition to providing clinical care to patients, he hopes to instill inspiration that life continues after injury.