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Dr. David Rudd Earns Young Alumni Achievement Award

April 14, 2019

The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes those 40 or younger who have made outstanding professional contributions in their field and shown a strong commitment to serving others.

While pursuing a degree in Biology at King University, Dr. David Rudd distinguished himself as a serious scholar and follower of Christ. He was recognized with the prestigious National Science and Mathematics Award and received the Appalachian College Association’s Ledford Scholarship to fund a summer research project. Following his graduation in 2008, he was accepted to the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).

He quickly rose to the top of his class in medical school for demonstrating academic excellence and outstanding leadership qualities. He was initiated into the Sigma Sigma Phi National Medical Honor Society and served as vice president of the student chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. In 2011, he was named Student of the Year.

Following his graduation with a Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 2012, Dr. Rudd completed his residency in internal medicine at East Tennessee State University and received the Professionalism in Medicine award in 2015. He also was accepted into the Infectious Disease Fellowship at Wake Forest University, where he was appointed a “near-peer” mentor and served as Chief Fellow for 2016-17.

Dr. Rudd currently serves as an infectious disease specialist at the W.G. “Bill” Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he co-chairs the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee and is a member of the Infection Control Committee. He also serves as Clinical Instructor at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.

He and his wife, Lauren (Perrin), a 2007 graduate of King, currently live in Huntersville, North Carolina, with their three children, Madelyn, Noah, and Eden.