James Curt Fudge, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Director of the Pediatric Interventional Catheterization Laboratory
UF Health Congenital Heart Center, Gainesviile, Florida

Practices at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville

Academic Office

UF Health Congenital Heart Center
1600 SW Archer Road – Box 100296
Gainesville, FL 32610
tel     (352)273-7770
fax    (352)392-0547

Clinical Focus

Dr. Fudge’s clinical interests include cardiac catheterization, pediatric cardiology and research.

Honors and Awards

Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Travel Grant, 2008

William P. Kanto Resident Research Award, 2004

Medical College of Georgia Academic Achievement Scholarship, 1999-2000


  • Fellowship – Pediatric Cardiology, 2005-2008
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Residency – Pediatrics, 2001-2004
    Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research, 2006-2009
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1998-2001
    Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 1993-1997
    Mercer University, Macon, Georgia


American Board of Pediatric Subspecialties, Pediatric Cardiology (2009)

American Board of Pediatrics (2004)

Florida Medical Licensure (2005)

Professional Societies

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Cardiology

Research Experience

Investigator: Congenital Multicenter Trial of Pulmonic Valve Regurgitation Studying the SAPIEN Interventional THV (Implantation of the SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) in the Pulmonic Position), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2009

Investigator: Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial, National Multicenter Clinical Trial, Suke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2009

Investigator: Retrospective review of Stent Angioplasty for Transverse Aortic Arch Obstruction, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2008-2008

Angiographic Core Laboratory for Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2007-2009

Research Assistant: A study of Mutations in the eNOS Gene and Their Effects on Cardiovascular Reactivity, Georgia Prevention Institute, Augusta, Georgia, 2003-2004

Research Assistant: A Study of Racial Differences in Endothelin – 1 Production at Rest and in Response to Stress, Georgia Prevention Institute, Augusta, Georgia, 2000

Field Research; Study of Legumes in the Longleaf Pine/Wiregrass Ecosystem Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, Georgia, 1994-1995


For more information about Dr. Fudge’s publications, please visit our UFHealth.org website.