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Kathy Hudson, MD

Chief Medical Officer


Kathy Hudson, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hudson has spent 20 years serving the healthcare needs of southwest Georgia.

She moved to southwest Georgia in 2001 and began working in the Emergency Department at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center (formally Sumter Regional Hospital) in Americus. After dividing her time among various emergency departments in the region, Dr. Hudson transitioned to hospital medicine in 2005. She joined Phoebe Physicians Inpatient Medical Specialist team in 2008. She served as Assistant Regional Medical Director from 2008 to 2018, and Regional Medical Director from 2019 and was named Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer in January 2021.

Dr. Hudson served as the President of the Medical Staff for two consecutive terms (2017-2018 and 2019-2020), making her the first female president at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Hudson is board-certified with a focus in hospital medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine with the Society of Hospital Medicine. She completed her residency and earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Additionally, she holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Augusta College.