Arlene Hudson, M.D., M.A.
Arlene J Hudson, M.D., M.A., Commander, Navy
Name: Arlene J Hudson, M.D., M.A., Commander, Navy
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia
Anesthesia Device Development
Boston University, MA 1991-1993
USUHS, MD 1998-2002
NCC Internship OB/GYN 2002-2003
NCC Resident in Anesthesiology 2003-2006
NCC Chief Resident, Anesthesiology 2005-2006
Washington Hospital Center, Cardiac Anesthesia/Transesophageal Echocardiography 2006
In 1999, CDR Hudson reentered the navy as a USU medical student. At USU, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society and won numerous academic awards. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology in 2006 at the National Capital Consortium. In her final year of residency, she was selected to be Chief Resident. She completed subspecialty training in cardiothoracic anesthesia at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. and earned board certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography in 2007.
In her first year following residency, she deployed in support of the Global War on Terror to Djibouti, Africa 2007-2008. Following this deployment, she returned to NNMC Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s, where in addition to her clinical work and teaching, she chaired the MEDCEN’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for six years, served on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and was core faculty for the NCC residency in Anesthesiology.
In 2012, CDR Hudson was posted to USU Department of Anesthesiology, where she served as a principal investigator and associate investigator for multiple clinical research projects, presented research at several national conferences and authored multiple publications. She also led the Department’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) program, which provides required training for military anesthesiologists around the globe. In 2017, she was awarded an USUHS Impact Award for her work advancing simulation education. In addition to her support of medical student education at USU and graduate medical education at WRNMMC, she has served on USU’s Medical School Admissions Committee and has been active in recruiting prospective students and reaching out to college prehealth advisers to assure that USU consistently attracts America’s best and brightest into military medicine.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
- Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, USUHS, Bethesda, MD 2019-Present
- Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist WRNNMC 2006-Present
- Medical Director, MOCA Simulation Program, USUHS, Bethesda, MD 2015-2018
- Ambulatory Surgical Center Clinical Support, Naval Health Clinic, Cherry Point, NC 2017-2018
- Chief Anesthesia and Ancillary Services, EMF, Djibouti Africa 2007-2008
- Chair, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 2007-2012
- Director, Anesthesiology Clinical Research WRNMMC, Bethesda, MD 2006-2012
- Chief Resident, NCC Anesthesiology Residency, Bethesda, MD 2005-2006
- Researcher/Analyst, RAND Corporation, Washington, DC 1997-1998
- Epidemiologist, Gulf War Illnesses, Office of Secretary of Defense, DC 1995-1997
- 1. Hudson A, Benjamin J, Jardeleza T, Bergstrom C, Cronin W, Mendoza M, Schultheis L. “Safe Use of Over the Counter Peripheral Pulse Oximeters for Patients and Primary Care Physicians.” Annals of Family Medicine, 2018; 16(6): 552-554.
- 2. Hudson AJ, Walters R, Flynn J, Szpisjak D, Oslen C, Rogers M, Capaldi V, McDuffie B, Littieri C. “Ambulatory Surgery Has Minimal Impact on Sleep Parameters: A Prospective Observational Trial.” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2018; 14(4): 593-602.
- 3. Yeh B, Hudson AJ, Reoma J, Popa C, Andersen J, Lichtenberger J. “Intracardiac Heterotopic Liver Presenting as a Right Atrial Myxoma: A Case Report.” Military Medicine, 2018; 183: 2175-178.
- 4. Hudson AJ, Whittaker D, Szpisjak D, Lenart M, et al. “Reply to Letter to Editor.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2015; 3:48-53.
- 5. Hudson AJ, Whittaker D, Szpisjak D, Lenart M, et al. “Tumescent Technique without Epinephrine for Endovenous Laser Therapy and Serum Lidocaine Concentration.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2015; 3:48-53.
- 6. Hudson AJ, Guthmiller K, Hyatt, M. “Myoclonus Following a Peripheral Nerve Block.” Case Reports Anesthesiology, 2013; 213472.
- 7. Capacchione JF, Bodily K, Hudson AJ. “Post-Extubation Laryngospasm in a Patient with Spasmodic Dysphonia,” Anesthesiology, 2005:102(4)859-860.
- 8. Millard PS, Gensheimer KF, Addiss DG, Sosin DM, Beckett GA, Houck-Jankoski A, Hudson AJ, “An Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis From Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider,” Journal of the American Medical Association, 1994: (272) 1592-1596.
- 9. Harley N, Foulkes E, Hilborne L, Hudson A, Anthony CR. “A Review of the Scientific Literature As It Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses: Volume 7: Depleted Uranium." Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1999. https://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1018z7.html. Also available in print form.
- 10. Geschwind S, Eiseman E, Spektor D, Hudson A. “The Impact of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Wildlife A Review of the Literature 1985-1998.” Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1999. https://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1050z0.html. Also available in print form.