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Dr. Scott Woogen
Dr. Scott Woogen
Dr. Scott Woogen

Dr. Scott Woogen, a board-certified gastroenterologist practicing in Richmond, Virginia, is a longtime horse owner and breeder as well as amateur driver. He has owned more than 200 horses and bred 100 to date. Named the 2005 Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame Amateur Driving Champion when he had a career-best year with 21 wins, Dr. Woogen has participated nationally in the Capital Area Amateur Drivers Association, CKG Billings Harness Driving Series, Florida Amateur Driving Club, GSY Amateur Racing Club and North American Amateur Drivers Association races. He is known as the “Driving Doctor” in the Billing Series. In addition, he has driven internationally in Canada, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and New Zealand. Dr. Woogen became interested in harness racing as a youth when a NYC police officer recruited him to sell his “top trotter” tip sheets. While selling those sheets and programs, he started taking the bus to Yonkers Raceway to watch the races, and when he was old enough, worked a little bit in the stable area on weekends. His studies took him away from the track until he returned as an amateur driver in 1998. Dr. Woogen has practiced with Richmond Gastroenterology Associates since 1994, where he treats patients with a variety of digestive and hepatobiliary conditions. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University in 1977, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He followed with medical school at New York School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1981, and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha, an honor medical fraternity. Upon graduation, he was offered a residency at the Medical College of Virginia, becoming board certified in internal medicine in 1984. He also completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia and became chief fellow in 1986. While chief fellow, he was awarded a grant for intestinal immunology research from the National Institutes of Health. He was board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology in 1988 and began his career as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia. Currently, Dr. Woogen serves as a clinical professor of medicine for the Medical College of Virginia and is a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine, the American Gastroenterological Association, the Virginia Gastroenterological Society, Richmond Academy of Medicine, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Originally from the Bronx, N.Y., he enjoys spending time with his two children and seven grandchildren as well as playing golf.

2811 St. Regis Dr.
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Phone: 804-389-2145  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2025 (Membership Director)