Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine in Seattle, where he holds the Robert F. Willkens, MD - Lucile T. Henderson Endowed Professorship in Rheumatology
Head of Rheumatology at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center
Board-certified in rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Hughes provides rheumatology care at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center. His current academic interests include medical education and clinical immunology research. He has written 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, the Society of Family Planning, 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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