Joseph Scott Hudson, MD

  • PGY-5 Resident

Joseph Scott Hudson, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July 2019 after graduating with research distinction from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa with honors in biology, a minor in chemistry, and high distinction.

During his undergraduate education, he became heavily involved in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His work under the mentorship of David Hasan, MD, in cerebrovascular neurosurgery included basic science investigations into the pathogenesis of intracranial aneurysms, device development, and neurovascular imaging development. During medical school, Dr. Hudson received research support from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) as a medical student fellow, subsequently receiving the 2016 NREF best medical student abstract award. His research has led to numerous peer reviewed publications, abstracts, and oral presentations at national neurosurgical conferences. Dr. Hudson is an elected member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. Hudson is currently an enfolded complex and minimally invasive spine fellow. Dr. Hudson was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He was raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa and Plankstadt, Germany. His hobbies outside of neurosurgery include spending time with family and friends, golf, professional and collegiate sports, snow skiing, travel, and water sports

Dr. Hudson’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Cerebrovascular neurosurgery; spine surgery; general neurosurgery.

Professional Organization Membership

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology, Minor in Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2015
  • MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • Travel Grant, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Young Surgeons, 2023
  • Richard Kessel Scholarship in Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2018
  • Melvin Marcus Scholarship for Excellence, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2018
  • Trainee Scholar Travel Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2018
  • Award for Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience Research, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2017
  • Best Abstract Award, AANS/NREF Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, 2016
  • Honors Graduate, Biology, University of Iowa, 2015
  • High Distinction Graduate, University of Iowa, 2015
  • Dean’s List, University of Iowa, 2011-2015
  • President’s List, University of Iowa, 2011-2015

Selected Publications

Limaye K, Zanaty M, Hudson JS, Nakagawa D, Al Kasab S, Dandapat S, Kung DK, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Jabbour P, Samaniego E, Hasan D. The safety & efficacy of continuous tirofiban as a mono-antiplatelet therapy in the management of ruptured aneurysms treated using stent-assisted coiling or flow diversion and requiring ventricular drainage: a pilot study. Neurosurgery (In press), 2019.

Hudson JS, Prout BS, Nagahama Y, Nakagawa D, Guerrero WR, Zanaty M, Chalouhi N, Jabbour P, Dandapat S, Allan L, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Samaniego EA, Hasan D. External Ventricular Drain and Hemorrhage in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Neurosurgery 84(2):479-484, 2019.

Hudson JS, Chung TK, Prout BS, Nagahama Y, Raghavan ML, Hasan DM. Iron nanoparticle contrast enhanced microwave imaging for emergent stroke: A pilot study. J Clin Neurosci 59:284-290, 2019.

Hudson JS, Zanaty M, Nakagawa D, Kung DK, Jabbour P, Samaniego EA, Hasan D. Magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging in human intracranial aneurysms. Stroke [Epub ahead of print], 2018.

Nakagawa D, Zanaty M, Hudson J, Teferi N, Ishii D, Allan L, Jabbour P, Oretga-Gutierrez S, Samaniego EA, Hasan DM. Plasma soluble human elastin fragments as an intra-aneurysmal localized biomarker for ruptured intracranial aneurysm. J Am Heart Assoc7(17):e010051, 2018.

Hudson JS, Nagahama Y, Nakagawa D, Starke RM, Dlouhy BJ, Torner JC, Jabbour P, Allan L, Derdeyn CP, Greenlee JDW, Hasan D. Hemorrhage associated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients on a regimen of dual antiplatelet therapy: a retrospective analysis. J Neurosurg129(4):916-921, 2018.

Research Activities

Dr. Hudson’s current research interests in spine surgery are wide ranging, and include applications of artificial intelligence in spine surgery, expanding the indications of minimally invasive spine procedures, radiomics in spine surgery, the clinical management of spinal trauma, and better understanding complex spinal deformity.