Julie L. Fudge, M.D.

Julie L. Fudge, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642

Lab: (585) 273-2028
Fax: (585) 756-5334

Research Bio

The Fudge Lab studies the Anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mood disorders. Studies include the role of the amygdala in aberrant emotional processing which plays a key role in symptoms such as psychosis, and the severe mood and anxiety disorders. Areas of interest include the afferent influence of the amygdala and related limbic structures on the dopamine system, and defining new limbic regions of the striatum based on amygdaloid inputs. Ongoing studies also include identifying amygdaloid subregions whose molecular and connectional features place them in a vulnerable position for aberrant plastic changes after exposure to chronic stress.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Member | American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2010 - Present
M.L. Meyers Teaching Award | URMC/Dept. of Psychiatry 2005
Fellow, | American Psychiatric Association 2003 - Present
Associate Member | American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2003 - 2010
Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. 2002 - 2006
'One of America's Top Psychiatrists' | Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists | Consumers' Research Council of America 2002 - 2004
Young Faculty Development Program | Emory University Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience 1999
Pepper Pilot Award | Rochester Area Pepper Center 1998 - 1999
The Leonard Salzman Award. | URMC/Department of Psychiatry 1998 - 1999
Stanley Research Award: Funding award for research in neurobiology of the dopamine system. | Stanley Research Foundation 1996 - 1998
Oskar Diethelm Award for Clinical Excellence | Weill-Cornell University Medical Center | New York, NY 1993

Recent Journal Articles

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Wagner A, Simmons AN, Oberndorfer TA, Frank GK, McCurdy-McKinnon D, Fudge JL, Yang TT, Paulus MP, Kaye WH. "Altered sensitization patterns to sweet food stimuli in patients recovered from anorexia and bulimia nervosa." Psychiatry research. 2015 234(3):305-13. Epub 2015 Nov 10.
Fudge, JL; deCampo, DM; Berg, B. "Intrinsic connection of the central extended amygdala in primate: implications for translational studies." Neuroimage. 2014; .
2013 Oct 1
Decampo DM, Fudge JL. "Amygdala projections to the lateral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the macaque: comparison with ventral striatal afferents." The Journal of comparative neurology. 2013 Oct 1; 521(14):3191-216.
2013 Aug 28
Cho YT, Ernst M, Fudge JL. "Cortico-amygdala-striatal circuits are organized as hierarchical subsystems through the primate amygdala." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2013 Aug 28; 33(35):14017-30.
2013 Feb 1
Cho YT, Fromm S, Guyer AE, Detloff A, Pine DS, Fudge JL, Ernst M. "Nucleus accumbens, thalamus and insula connectivity during incentive anticipation in typical adults and adolescents." NeuroImage. 2013 Feb 1; 66:508-21. Epub 2012 Oct 13.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD)


Psychosomatic Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Einstein College Medicine1989
BA | Philosophy | Colgate University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center10/01/1993 - 9/30/1996
Residency in Psychiatry at Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing07/01/1990 - 6/1993
Internship in Psychiatry at Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing07/01/1989 - 06/90