A member of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Hughes twice received the UW Medicine PRAISE Award for patient satisfaction (2015). His current academic interests include teaching clinical immunology and clinical immunology research. He has written extensively on the topic of reproductive hormones and autoimmune rheumatic diseases in journals such as Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Autoimmunity Reviews, and The Journal of Immunology. Dr. Hughes’s research and teaching efforts have been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Leap for Lupus, and the Society of Family Planning. He is a frequent participant in community education events hosted by the Arthritis Foundation and the Lupus Foundation of America.
Dr. Hughes earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Oregon State University (1990) and his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University (2001, magna cum laude), where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed internal medicine (2003) and rheumatology training (2006) at the UW. Dr. Hughes did his post-doctoral research training in the laboratory of Edward A. Clark, PhD, UW Departments of Immunology and Microbiology and Division of Rheumatology.
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