Dr. Hudak is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine. He earned his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also completed his Pediatrics residency and neonatology fellowship. Dr. Hudak served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins before becoming an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. He joined the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville in 1995 as a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Neonatology. Since 2012, he has served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, and Associate Dean for Managed Care. Dr. Hudak has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the areas of neonatal clinical interventions and outcomes, health care financing, and health care policy in a variety of journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Pediatrics. He served as the Lead Investigator for the NIH National Children’s Study in Baker County, Florida from 2008-2013 and oversaw a project that exceeded its goals for recruitment, retention, and data quality. Dr. Hudak was a founding member of the FDA Pediatric Advisory Subcommittee and served a second term before his appointment as Chair of the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee from 2015-2018. He was a member of the AAP Committee on Drugs for seven years and from 2014-2018 served as Chair of the AAP Committee on Child Health Financing. He is currently the Chair-Elect of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and an Associate Editor of the journal, Pediatrics.