John D. Hughes, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Series Track)

John D. Hughes, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate 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

Degrees
  • MD: University of Kansas, 1980
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
Residency
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center - Wichita, General Surgery
Fellowship
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Organ Transplant, 1985-1986
  • Emory University Hospital, Vascular Surgery, 1994-1996
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