Robert Hudak, MD Promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Hudak, MD to the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry.
Dr. Hudak earned his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine through Youngstown State University and completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University where he served as chief resident in his final year. Prior to his recruitment by the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, Dr. Hudak was a member of the Case Western Reserve University faculty.
An expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Dr. Hudak served as the medical director of the OCD Partial Program and as the OCD Intensive Outpatient Program. His focus has remained on OCD even as he has continued work in other areas of general adult psychiatry. A talented and compassionate clinician, Dr. Hudak provides direct care for patients with OCD, as well as supervising evidence-based therapy in the OCD Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Under Dr. Hudak's leadership, the clinic has transformed from a local therapeutic resource to a clinic with an international reputation for quality care. In 2009, while maintaining his duties at the OCD IOP, he joined the adult John Merck Clinic and has worked on improving treatments for people with comorbid OCD and autism spectrum disorders.
In addition to his extensive clinical duties, Dr. Hudak also gives generously of his time to teaching, mentorship and service to the academic and mental health community. He has taught and trained medical students, psychiatric residents, social work interns, psychology interns, and other health care professionals. Dr. Hudak has spoken to national and international audiences on numerous occasions as well. He has lectured on numerous topics for the International OCD Foundation, including presentations of his innovative teaching technique for obsessions and delusions. He is an active volunteer with the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Western PA, and he regularly works with that group to promote OCD education in western Pennsylvania. He has also been active as a volunteer for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill where he is a regular speaker to their support groups and at their premier course, which is a free mental health class for family members of mentally ill individuals. Dr. Hudak also has worked with NAMI on their Ethics in Neurosurgery Committee and collaborated on a position paper on the use of neurosurgery in psychiatric disorders, the first formal statement made by NAMI regarding this important topic that is currently being disseminated on a national basis.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hudak on his promotion.