Steven Hughes,

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Biography

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.

Education

Internship - Surgery
University of Michigan
1994

Fellowship - Surgical Critical Care
University of Michigan
1998

Bachelor's Degree - Chemistry
University of Minnesota
1988

Residency - Surgery
University of Michigan
2000

Fellowship - Surgical Oncology Research
National Institute of Health
1997

Residency - Surgery
University of Michigan
1996

Medical Degree
Mayo Medical School
1993

Board Certification

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

Lester R. Dragstedt Physician-Scientist Award
Department of Surgery, University of Florida
2016

Cracchiolo Family Professorship
Cracchiolo Foundation
2010

Resident Research Award
Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society
1997

Robert V. Danto Memorial Cancer Research Award
American College of Surgeons
1998

Faculty Research Fellowship
American College of Surgeons
2001