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Robert Arthur Dudas, M.D.

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Chief of Academic Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Medical Education, Pediatrics

Research Interests: Medical Education; Health Services Research; Urgent Care; Hospitalist Medicine

Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-0963

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0963
Fax: 410-550-1276

Background

Dr. Robert Dudas is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and also completed his pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins. He is currently the Chief of Academic Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. He previously served as the Director of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical center as well as the assistant director of medical student education for the Department of Pediatrics. He served as the Helen Taussig College Faculty Co-Leader of the Colleges Advisory Program in the School of Medicine.

As the Chief of Academic Pediatrics, Dr. Dudas is actively engaged in program development and integration efforts underway at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. In this role, Dr. Dudas will be responsible for creating a nationally recognized general pediatric and adolescent medicine clinical and educational program and will further develop the academic culture by mentoring junior faculty and residents and developing a pediatric hospitalist medicine fellowship. He is also the Associate Director of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for the school of medicine.

His research interests include medical education with a focus on clinical skills development, simulation and learning technologies. His scholarly activity includes more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and educational materials and 60 national presentations, posters and workshops. 

In 2015, Dr. Dudas was awarded the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Teaching Award for Faculty as well as the 2015 APA Teaching Program Award for his role in the Harriet Lane Pediatric Medical Education Program. In 2014, Dr. Dudas was awarded the Teaching and Education Award from the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. He has also been the recipient of numerous institutional teaching awards, including the Outstanding Achievement in Education Award (2013) and the Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant (2012), both from the Institute of Excellence in Education. He has also received institutional teaching awards from both medical students (2003) and residents (2004 and 2005). 

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Titles

  • Chief of Academic Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Associate Director, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Education

Degrees

  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland) (1993)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

His research interests are in pediatric education for medical students with a focus on clinical skills development. Other projects include an innovative photograph-based intervention to help families develop better relationships with their healthcare team and another involving assessment of a novel patient safety curriculum introduced to medical students in the pediatric clerkship. 

Selected Publications

Dudas, R, Bundy D, Miller M, Barone M. Can teaching medical students to investigate medication errors change their attitude towards patient safety? BMJ Qual Saf 2010

Dudas R, Colbert J, Goldstein S, Barone M. "Validity of Faculty and Resident Global Assessment of Medical Students Clinical Knowledge during their Pediatrics Clerkship." Acad Pediatr. 2011 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Dudas R, McColligan M, Monroe D. "Community Pediatric Hospitalists Providing Care in the Emergency Department: an analysis of physician productivity and financial performance." Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Nov;27(11):1099-103.

Clever SL, Dudas RA, Solomon BS, Yeh HC, Levine D, Bertram A, Goldstein M, Shilkofski N, Cofrancesco J. "Medical Student and Faculty Perceptions of Volunteer Outpatients Versus Simulated Patients in Communication Skills Training." Academic Medicine, Vol. 86, No. 11 / 2011 Nov;86(11):1437-42.

Dudas, R, Bundy D, Miller M, Barone M. "Can teaching medical students to investigate medication errors change their attitude towards patient safety?" BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Apr;20(4):319-25.

Dudas, R, Lemmerman H, Barone M, Serwint J. "PHACES (Photographs of Academic Clinicians and their Educational Status): A tool to improve delivery of family-centered care." Academic Pediatrics 2010;10(2):138-45.

Yang C, Dudas R, Hunt E, Shilkofski N, Schwartz J. "Can Telemedicine Improve Adherence to Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines?: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using high Fidelity Simulation." Telemedicine and e-Health. 2010, 16(7): 846-854.

Dudas Robert; Crocetti Michael. "Association of bicycling and childhood overweight status." Ambul Pediatr. 2008 Nov-Dec;8(6):392-5.

Dudas Robert; Serwint Janet R. "In brief: retropharyngeal abscess." Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics. 2006;27(6):e45-6.

Jones Hendree E; Johnson Rolley E; Jasinski Donald R; O''Grady Kevin E; Chisholm Christian A; Choo Robin E; Crocetti Michael; Dudas Robert; Harrow Cheryl; Huestis Marilyn A; Jansson Lauren M; Lantz Michael; Lester Barry M; Milio Lorraine. "Buprenorphine versus methadone in the treatment of pregnant opioid-dependent patients: effects on the neonatal abstinence syndrome." Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2005;79(1):1-10.

Crocetti Michael; Dudas Robert; Krugman Scott. "Parental beliefs and practices regarding early introduction of solid foods to their children." Clinical Pediatrics. 2004;43(6):541-7.

Eichelberger Maryna C; Sperber Ellen; Wagner Mariam; Hoshino Yasutaka; Dudas Robert; Hodgins Vicki; Marron Jennifer; Nehring Pamela; Casey Roberta; Burns Barbara; Karron Ruth; Clements-Mann Mary Lou; Kapikian Albert Z. "Clinical evaluation of a single oral dose of human-bovine (UK) reassortant rotavirus vaccines Wa x UK (P1A[8],G6) and Wa x (DS-1 x UK) (P1A[8],G2)." Journal of Medical Virology. 2002;66(3):407-16.

Clements-Mann M L; Dudas R; Hoshino Y; Nehring P; Sperber E; Wagner M; Stephens I; Karron R; Deforest A; Kapikian A Z. "Safety and immunogenicity of live attenuated quadrivalent human-bovine (UK) reassortant rotavirus vaccine administered with childhood vaccines to infants." Vaccine. 2001;19(32):4676-84.

Dudas R A; Karron R A. "Respiratory syncytial virus vaccines." Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 1998;11(3):430-9.

Chime N, Katznelson J, Gangadharan S, Walsh B, Lobner K, Brown L, Gawel M, Auerbach M for the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation Research and Education (INSPIRE) IMPACTS Investigators*. *(Group authors) include: Dudas R, Hamilton M, Kessler D, Lavoie M, Nishisaki A, Schultz B, Tay K. Comparing Practice Patterns between Pediatric and General Emergency Medicine Physicians: A Scoping Review. Pediatr Emerg Care. In press.

Dudas R, Bannister S. It's not just what you know: The non-cognitive attributes of great clinical teachers. Pediatrics. 2014 doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2269

Bannister SL, Hanson JL, Maloney CG, Dudas RA Practical Framework for Fostering a Positive Learning Environment. Pediatrics published online: June 15, 2015 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-1314 10.1542/peds.2015-1314).

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Teaching and Education Award, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Education Awards, Teaching Less than 10 Years on Faculty, Institute for Excellence in Education, 2013
  • Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant, Institute for Excellence in Education, 2012
  • Teaching Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2015

Memberships

  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Academic Pediatric Association
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