Fernando Jose Bula Rudas, M.D.

Languages: English, Spanish


Pediatric Infectious Diseases


St Petersburg Outpatient Care Center - Infectious Disease

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701 map
Phone: 727-767-4160 | Fax: 727-767-8270


Dr. Fernando Bula is a physician in the infectious disease program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2021.

Before joining our hospital, Dr. Bula practiced as a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was also a pediatric clerkship director and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Bula earned his medical degree from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. He completed a pediatric residency from Mount Sinai School of Medicine — Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, New York, followed by a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Bula is fluent in Spanish.  

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  • MD; Universidad Del Norte School of Medicine (2003)


  • Pediatrics; Elmhurst Hospital Center (2012)


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases; University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Infectious Diseases) (2017)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2014)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5, Sarasota Magazine (6/30/2022)

Doctors watch surge in pediatric flu, Covid cases, St. Pete Catalyst (June 13, 2022)

New antibody shot that will protect babies and toddlers against RSV available this fall, WTVT - TV August 4, 2023)

COVID-19, influenza, and RSV showing up again as the start of school nears, WFTS -TV (July 31, 2023)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • Vivida Health
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Medicare
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Humana Commercial
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • United (Commercial)

Patient Ratings & Comments

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