Damon T. Cudihy, MD
A National Merit Scholar, Dr. Damon Cudihy earned a dual Bachelors in Biology and Spanish from Florida State University in 1999. He went on to obtain his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Florida in 2003. During his second year of medical school, Dr. Cudihy was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship and commission in the U.S. Army’s Medical Services Corps. His post-graduate medical training began at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), where he completed 2 years of specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Cudihy went on to fulfill his military service obligation as a Field Surgeon during which he volunteered for an overseas deployment in July of 2006. In Iraq, Dr. (Captain) Cudihy served as Battalion Surgeon where his duties included providing medical care to hundreds of Iraqi civilians during various medical missions.
After returning from Iraq in September 2007 and finishing his military commitment, Dr. Cudihy continued specialty training at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo-affiliated Sisters of Charity Hospital. He then completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in June 2009.
Before moving to Lafayette, Dr. Cudihy worked as a staff Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Holy Spirit Hospital’s Center for Women’s Health in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania for 4 years. During this time Holy Spirit Hospital acquired the latest da Vinci robotic surgery system and Dr. Cudihy had become the hospital’s most prolific surgeon utilizing this advanced technology.
Furthermore, he proctored other surgeons in the region as a teaching consultant for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. In addition to the pathology and treatment of preeclampsia, his academic and professional interests include the treatment of infertility, endometriosis, and the advancement of minimally invasive surgery.
In August 2013, Dr. Cudihy was presented with an opportunity to start a private practice and founded Acadiana OB/GYN. He feels that the move was Divine Providence–God calling him and his family to move to Acadiana to serve and become a part of this wonderful community.
A Trusted Voice for Women’s Health
In 2010, he was awarded the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Denis Hawkins Memorial Award for a research paper on the cause of preeclampsia. He is also a local advocate for women’s health having been extensively quoted in the local press on issues ranging from prenatal screening tests to fertility awareness and family planning. On the national and international level, he has been featured on such outlets as The Station of the Cross Catholic radio, Radio Maria, and EWTN television. Since moving to Louisiana, Dr. Cudihy has testified before the State Legislature regarding various bills touching on life issues, has served as an expert witness for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in federal court in defense of abortion regulations, and became a regular guest lecturer at Notre Dame Seminary.
Dr. Cudihy currently serves as the Medical Director for both the Natural BirthHouse and the DesOrmeaux Foundation’s Women’s Center of Lafayette. He is on the board of the Acadiana Breastfeeding Coalition, the DesOrmeaux Foundation, and Acadiana Homeschool Athletics.
Dr. Cudihy is currently a member of:
International Institute of Restorative and Reproductive Medicine (IIRRM)
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
Catholic Medical Association (CMA)
American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG)
A former fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG),
and a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
Dr. Cudihy is an avid runner and participates in CrossFit. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his children, camping, backpacking, kayaking, dirt-bike riding, hunting, and fishing. Above all else, however, Dr. Cudihy’s most important roles are those of husband to his wife, Lauren, of over 21 years (without whom he would not be an OBGYN physician) and father to their 8 wonderful children–who continually remind him of the generosity and love of God.
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