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Donald Dudley, MD

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology Division: Maternal - Fetal Medicine Title: Professor ABMS Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology; Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Maternal and Fetal Medicine Clinic
Third Floor 1204 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.924.2500 | Fax: 434.982.0058 Other Locations:
General Obstetrics
Battle Building
UVA Obstetrics and Gynecology a Department of Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center


Donald Dudley, MD, achieved his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas and his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Utah. After this, he was on the University of Utah faculty until 1999 and then returned to San Antonio and joined the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 2014, he became the division director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Virginia.      

He has a particular interest in helping women and families who have suffered adverse pregnancy outcomes and pregnancy loss, specifically women who have problems with repeat miscarriage, prior stillbirth and previous preterm birth. He also is interested in caring for women with medical problems such as lupus, hypertension and diabetes. His research interests focus on the causes and management of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth and preeclampsia, with a specific focus on immunologic abnormalities that might contribute to these outcomes.


  • 2007-2013, 2017-2019 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • 2013 ACOG Mentor of the Year Award, District XI
  • 2011 Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health, Region VI Service Recognition Award
  • 2011, 2007 Excellence in Resident Education Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UTHSCSA
  • 2010 Professional Volunteer Award, Texas Chapter of the March of Dimes
  • 2010 Raymond O. Berry Memorial Lecture on Reproductive Immunology, Texas A & M University
  • Medical School Class of 2009, Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2009 West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Doctoral Achievement Award
  • 2009 Texas Perinatal Physician Excellence Award (Public Health Region 8), San Antonio Chapter of the March of Dimes
  • 2006 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UTHSCSA
  • 1998 Quality Improvement Award, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. OB/Newborn Electronic Clinical Pathway and Medical Record, team leader
  • 1997 Partnership in Mission Award for Community Outreach. Presented by Holy Cross Health System to Holy Cross Ministries Program for Prenatal Care and Perinatal Education for Spanish-speaking Women in Utah
  • 1996 Annual Recognition Award, Utah Perinatal Association, for efforts in ensuring access to prenatal care among indigent women in the Salt Lake valley


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