Dr. Hudlin went to Michigan State University graduating with a degree in biochemistry in 1976. Dr. Hudlin completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1976. Dr. Hudlin did my general surgery residency in the Air Force at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, California. Dr. Hudlin received an Air Force Achievement Award there. After completion of his residency in 1985, Dr. Hudlin spent 3 years at Vandenberg AFB as a staff surgeon and Chief, Hospital Services for USAF Hospital, Vandenberg AFB. Dr. Hudlin started private practice in Stockton, California in 1988. Dr. Hudlin was CEO of Sierra Multisurgical Associates, a multisurgical group, from 1994-2007.