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Steven Hughes, M.D.

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Steven J. Hughes, MD, is a professor of surgery and chief of the division of general surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He also serves as vice chair for the department of surgery.

He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and graduated from Mayo Medical School. Dr. Hughes then completed a general surgery residency as well as a NIH-Surgical Oncology research fellowship and a surgical critical care residency at the University of Michigan.

His clinical expertise is minimally invasive approaches to hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases including the performance of laparoscopic radical pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple's procedure).

Dr. Hughes is a past Counselor-at-Large and Chair of the Membership Committee of the Society of University Surgeons. His NIH-funded research focuses on improving our understanding of the biology of pancreatic cancer aiming to discover new methods for the diagnosis and personalized treatment of this terrible cancer.


  • 1988 University of Minnesota - BA (mangna cum laude)
  • 1993 Mayo Medical School - MD

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1993-96 General Surgery Residency
  • 1996-97 NIH Surgical Oncology Research Fellow
  • 1997 Surgical Critical Care Residency
  • 1998-00 General Surgery Residency

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery 2001 (Recertification 2011) Certificate #46430
  • American Board of Surgery - Critical Care 2014 Certificate #2125.

Honors and Awards

  • American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Fellowship
  • American College of Surgeons Robert V. Danto Memorial Cancer Research Award
  • Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Resident Research Award
  • Cracchiolo Family Professorship
  • Lester R. Dragstedt Physician-Scientist Award