Jerry Bridgham Biography and Information
Jerry A. Bridgham, MD, has served as chief medical officer for Wolfson Children’s Hospital since November 2006. He has been a member of the medical staff of Wolfson since 1990 and the medical staff of Baptist Medical Center South since it’s opening in 2005. A practicing pediatrician, he has been a partner in Mandarin Pediatric Associates, now a part of Baptist Primary Care, since 1990.
Dr. Bridgham has long been a leader at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and its affiliated organizations. He served as chief of the Wolfson Section of General Pediatrics from 1997-1998, chief of staff-elect from 2001-2002 and chief of staff from 2003-2004. He is the past president of the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals and is currently on the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville.
Dr. Bridgham received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Bridgham served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. Duty stations included Portsmouth, Keflavik, Iceland, and Jacksonville. He received the Navy Achievement Medal during his active-duty service from 1983-1990.
Dr. Bridgham has been recognized by the Northeast Florida Pediatric Society as the Child Advocate of the Year in 2008 and more recently in 2018 by the Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership, when he was given their very first Leadership Award.
Dr. Bridgham is married to Karen. Three of their four children still live in Jacksonville, but his youngest son is in the U.S. Army, stationed in Georgia. He is a proud grandfather to four boys. Dr. Bridgham is an avid golfer and enjoys attending races at Daytona and boating on the St. Johns River with his family.