Robert Arthur Dudas, M.D.

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

Languages: English, Hungarian


Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Medical Education, Pediatrics more

Research Interests

Medical Education; Health Services Research; Urgent Care; Hospitalist Medicine more

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Dr. Dudas is chief academic hospitalist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He is an associate professor of pediatrics and associate director of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine in the Department of Pediatrics for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dudas also serves as chair of general pediatrics, hospital and adolescent medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and is program director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship. He joined the hospital staff in 2015.

His clinical and education focus is on developing the pediatric residency program and directing the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship. Dr. Dudas’ educator ratings have placed him consistently among the top 10 percent of educators in the department of pediatrics for 10 years. In 2014, he received an international award for teaching from the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) and in 2015 he received the Academic Pediatric Association Teaching Award for Faculty.

Dr. Dudas earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He trained in pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Dudas also earned a Science of Clinical Investigation Certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more


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

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)


  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1996)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Hospitalist) (2019)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (1996)

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).

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Activities & 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


  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Academic Pediatric Association
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