Patricia A. Hudgins, MD, FACR



As director of Head and Neck Radiology at Winship, Dr. Hudgins is a leader in the diagnosis and staging of a variety of cancers including laryngeal, oropharyngeal, and thyroid cancers.

Titles and Roles

Director, Head and Neck Radiology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Head and Neck Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Brain and Spine Tumors
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Patricia A. Hudgins, MD, FACR, is Director of Head and Neck Radiology at Winship Cancer Institute. Dr. Hudgins began practicing with Emory Healthcare in 1989 and is board certified in both radiology and neuroradiology. She specializes in the imaging of the head and neck and has been recognized for her exceptional achievements and techniques in radiology.

Dr. Hudgins is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics research program at Winship Cancer Institute. She is also a member of American College of Radiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology (president in 2004), the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (president in 2003), American Medical Women's Association, and the American Medical Association, among other organizations.


Dr. Hudgins attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco where she remained to complete her internship, residency, and fellowship.  


Dr. Hudgins has clinical research interests in computerized tomography (CT) scans, head and neck cancer, post-treatment head and neck cancer, and hearing loss.


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Dr. Hudgins is a senior member and former president of the American Society of Neuroradiology and has received the American Society of Neuroradiology Award for her special techniques, specifically the spiral CT scan of the head and neck. Additionally, the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology awarded Dr. Hudgins with the Gold Medal, which recognizes exceptional service and achievement by outstanding neuroradiologists. She also received the 2000 Editor's Recognition from the journal Radiology, was named Teacher of the Year by Emory University, and was listed as one of Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors" in 2015 through 2018.

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