Dr. Fuqua was born in Richmond, VA and received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego California. He served as a US Navy general pediatrician in Puerto Rico prior to his Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After his fellowship, he completed his military obligation in San Diego before moving to Indiana University School of Medicine in 1999. He is one of the Co-Directors of the fellowship program and is active on several Department and School of Medicine committees. He has served in leadership roles for the Pediatric Endocrine Society and conducts industry-sponsored clinical trials. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association.