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Dr. Hughes earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Shortly afterwards, he completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Previous to joining the staff at UPMC, Dr. Hughes was an associate professor of surgery at Emory University School of Medicine and Chair, Division of Transplant Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Florida.
Dr. Hughes’ areas of research are transplantation in the HIV-positive population, infectious diseases in transplantation, organ donation and allocation, and donation after cardiac death.
Dr. Hughes is a committee member within the United Network of Organ Sharing, is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and is a faculty member of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s National Learning Congress.