John D. Hughes, MD, FACS

Associate Clinical Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Series Track)

Dr. John Hughes is a clinical associate professor with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He is board-certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery and has a particular interest in complex aortic and renal artery procedures as well as endovascular surgery.

After receiving his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Hughes completed a general surgery residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He then completed an organ transplantation fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a research and clinical fellowship in vascular surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Dr. Hughes is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association for Vascular Surgeons, the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the Southwestern Surgical Congress. He was chief of staff at University Medical Center from 2006-2008. Dr. Hughes was recently honored with the College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award (2016).  

Research Interests: 

Vascular disease in diabetic patients

Board Certifications: 
American Board of Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualifications, Vascular Surgery, 1997
American Board of Surgery, Re-certification, 1995
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1988
MD: University of Kansas, 1980
Massachusetts General Hospital, Organ Transplant, 1985-1986
Emory University Hospital, Vascular Surgery, 1994-1996
Honors and Awards: 
Affiliate, Arizona Medical Association
Affiliate, Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Affiliate, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Affiliate, The American Association for Vascular Surgery
Affiliate, The Southwestern Surgical Congress
University Medical Center Chief of Staff, 2007-2009
Chief of Staff - Elect, 2005-2007
Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences Award, 2002
Anthony Pagel, Green Fields Country Day School (Tucson, AZ), 2002
The Charles F. Zukoski Outstanding Role Model in Surgery Award, 2001
St. Francis Regional Medical Center - Wichita, General Surgery
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