Valera Hudson

Department Chair

Valera Hudson

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Other Duties

Ellington Charles Hawes Chair in Pediatrics, Pediatrics

  • (706) 721-3466
  • BG 1115


  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia, 1985

  • MS, Psychology, General Augusta State University, 1981

  • BS, Bio, General Augusta State University, 1980


  • PHY State of GA, 1988

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards: Clinical Science Teaching 2013

  • Exemplary Teaching Award for Medical Resident Education 2011

  • Selected as an inaugural member of the MCG Academy of Medical Educators 2008


Selected Recent Publications

  • Senior Student Goal Setting During Subinternship: A Mixed-Methods Study, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Validated Tool to Evaluate Verbal Handovers in a Clinical Setting , 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Inflammation and Oxidative Stress During Exercise in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Interaction among lung function, vascular function, and exercise capacity in patients with cystic fibrosis, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Fostering Collaboration between Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education Directors: An Essential Step to Developing a Continuum of Pediatric Education, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional Service

  • Ga-SC+ Association of Pediatric Program Directors 2003 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors 2001 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Millennium Conference 2011 – Critical thinking - 2011

    Role: Other
  • Millennium Conference 2009 – Patient Safety – Implications for Teaching in the 21st Century - 2009

    Role: Other