Valera Hudson

Department Chair

Valera Hudson

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Other Duties

Vice Chair for Education, Pediatrics

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PEDS 5022

    Pediatric Pulmonology Extn.


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