Meet Our Doctors: Dr. Robert Rudd, MD

Erlanger Pulmonology and Critical Care

Maximizing Positive Impact

Respect and relatability set apart Dr. Robert Rudd’s practice of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. His ability to connect with patients and implement meaningful plans allows him to maximize positive results for his patients. “No matter who is in front of me, I am able to relate to everyone in some way on a personal level because I have respect for them,” he shares. “Each patient is unique, and I want to make sure I always give the best care for each individual in the most efficient way possible.”

Never give up on improving your life! I am always happy to work with my patients to find a solution that fits their unique needs.”

My Credentials

Medical Degree:

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) – Memphis, TN


Board-Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine


Chief Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow, UTHSC

My Specialties


Critical Care

Sleep Medicine

dr. robert rudd

1. What is one of your happiest professional moments?

I was once hugged by a patient who finally got relief after having trouble with severe daytime fatigue and sleepiness for years. The patient told me that his energy, his job performance, and even his marriage improved. This patient changed my life and is the primary reason I decided to pursue a career in sleep medicine. My career goal is to have this kind of positive impact on every patient I treat.

2. What do you see as the most exciting new development for your profession?

The emergence of multiple treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with CPAP intolerance is exciting. CPAP is still the gold standard, but there are other options we offer that can improve sleep quality and overall quality of life.

3. What’s the key to making a great first impression?

Being personable. No one cares how much you know if they can’t relate to you.

4. What accolades mean the most to you?

I once received a “Best Daddy in the World” award from my
son. Since he made it at home and not in a class at school,
I knew it was the real deal.

5. What do you love most about your profession?

My profession brings me great joy and satisfaction knowing I have the ability to make a very positive impact on so many people’s lives. This gives me something to look forward to every day and makes going to work easy.

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