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Tasha Michelle Hughes MD


Dr. Hughes is a faculty member in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Department of Surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and her Masters in Public Health at Brown University before matriculating at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL for medical school. Dr. Hughes gained 6 years of surgical and research training at Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. She then completed two years of Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

She is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons and Association for Academic Surgery.

Clinical Specialization:

Her clinical practice is focused on general surgical oncology, with a specific interest in breast cancer as well as melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies.


Medical School or Training
  • Rush Medical College, 2010
  • Rush University Medical Center - GME, Surgery General, IL, 2016
  • Surgery Oncology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2018
Professional Organizations
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Surgical Outcomes Club
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
Board Certification
  • Surgery


Dr. Hughes conducts health services research focused on health care disparities and provider decision-making, with a particular interest in obesity and anti-obesity bias. Her previous efforts have utilized a variety of quantitative methods, and currently she is interested in the application of qualitative methodologies to these research questions. Additionally, she is working on several projects related to improving gender equity among surgeons.