B. Hudson “Hud” Berrey, MD
Dr. Berrey is now a JOI Physician
Baptist Health Systems, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute are pleased to welcome Dr. B. Hudson Berrey, M.D., COL, MC, US Army (Ret) to active practice within the Baptist community. Dr. Berrey is an internationally known and respected orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in diseases of the musculoskeletal body, primarily dealing with cancers and other tumors of bone, muscle, cartilage and other tissues. He has a vast experience in dealing both with children and adults of all ages. He has been recognized multiple times as a superb physician by Best Doctors, Top Doctors and other organizations. Dr. Berrey is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Dr. Berrey brings over 35 years of experience in dealing with tumors as well as infections and other complex conditions of connective tissue. His career has included a full career in the US Army where he served as the Chief of Orthopaedics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, the nation’s premier military medical facility. In addition, he served as the Consultant for Orthopaedic Surgery to the Army Surgeon General, advising him of all matters concerning orthopaedic surgery. This is the highest position for a clinical surgeon in the Army.
During his career, he deployed overseas many times in support of military operational activities, including El Salvador, Honduras, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). He has held key leadership positions during these deployments as the clinical deputy commander of busy Army hospitals. During his career he has received multiple awards to include the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service medal and many others. He was recognized with the Gen Claire Chennault Award as the Best Educator at Walter Reed and has received the Brian Allgood Award by the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, an award given annually to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in military orthopaedic surgery.
Following his retirement from the Army, Dr. Berrey was recruited to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School to start an orthopaedic oncology program. Shortly thereafter, he was recruited to the University of Florida to become the Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedics on the Gainesville campus, a world recognized department in orthopaedic oncology. He subsequently transferred to the Jacksonville campus of the University of Florida to rebuild the orthopaedic department and to create yet another orthopaedic oncology program. He was very successful in this effort by adding faculty, establishing a robust teaching program, doubling the number of residents, facilitating the development of a podiatric medicine program and developing a research program, in addition to establishing a vibrant personal practice involving orthopaedic tumors in both children and adults.
Dr. Berrey has been recognized with multiple awards, both military and civilian for his teaching and leadership, as well as research. Dr. Berrey is most proud of his family and the positive impacts he has had on the lives of his patients, his residents and those he has served and worked with during his career.
Dr. Berrey began a sabbatical with his retirement from the University of Florida. During this time he has caught up on multiple projects with his extended family, pursued personal projects, returned to running, swimming, diving and sailing. He is an active member of his church, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral here in Jacksonville, where he has served on the vestry as well as being an active member in the acclaimed Cathedral Choir. This choir has released multiple CDs and has been in residence in Ely Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral in the past and will be in residence at the National Cathedral in Washington DC this coming summer.
Areas of expertise
- Sarcomas bone and soft tissue
- Musculoskeletal tumors
- Musculoskeletal infections and wound care
- Pelvic Infections
- Pelvic wounds
- Chronic Long Bone Infections – (Not acute)
- Amputation surgery and revisions
- Bone metastatic disease
Ages treated: Infant – Senior
Orthopedic Oncology/ Tumors
A patient of Dr. Berry’s was recently featured on Action News Jax. Read the story here: Yulee man paralyzed from waist down walking again after amputation surgery, new prosthesis
Articles and Publications:
Baptist Care Connection, December 2019: Standing ovation – Yulee man paralyzed at 19 walks again, thanks to life-restoring amputation surgery.