James "Jim" Hudson

Career Story: 

I started in economics before medicine and continued it after medical school in a preventive medicine residency at University of Arizona. Went back into clinical med at the family medicine residency at University of Arizona, off sequence, in January 1976. After finishing in January 1978, I went to a small neighborhood health center in Denver for two years. Then in 1980 I joined the faculty Michigan State. There I was Residency Director, started an HMO for the university, and finished as a researcher in cardiovascular epidemiology. In 1991 I gave in to my wife's complaints about the weather and returned to Tucson to start a private solo practice on the Westside. After 19 good years and reaching age 65, I retired in March, 2010. I now am an endurance athlete running and biking competitively (against other old guys), studying ancient history, and playing the trumpet.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Still alive

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Never been sued, always warm relationships with patients

Favorite Recreational Activity: 


Favorite Memory from Residency: 

An obscene interchange between Howie Roemer and John Larson over a micro slide demonstrating classic gonorrhea.

Personal Story: 

Married to Lynne for 30 years. We met at TMC where she was a nurse. Worked together in the office for 19 years while we raised two daughters.