Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, was recently elected to a six-year term, beginning July 1, as an at-large director of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists. Dr. Hughes, a community surgeon from McPherson, KS, was one of 65 candidates drawn from an open nomination process.
A native of Dallas, TX, Dr. Hughes has maintained a broad general surgery practice for the past 16 years at McPherson Hospital in McPherson, a town of 13,000, with a surrounding population of 30,000. He has a single surgical partner and is on call every other night.
Dr. Hughes, a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was president of the Kansas chapter in 2007. He assists in the ongoing development of the ACS case log system, and is co-editor of the rural surgeons’ community section of the ACS Web portal.
In addition, Dr. Hughes serves on the editorial boards of Surgery News, Selected Readings in General Surgery, and Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery. He also has written a number of articles for the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he independently developed a rural surgeons’ network and served as a co-director of the ACS Rural Surgery Skills Course.
Dr. Hughes obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and worked as assistant program director under Ernest Poulos, MD, FACS, and as a teaching attending at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas, where Dr. Hughes completed his general surgery residency.
Since moving to McPherson, Dr. Hughes has worked primarily with medical students as a clinical faculty member at the Kansas University School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Hughes received the school’s first Outstanding Preceptor Award.
Go to http://www.absurgery.org/default.jsp?news_atlargehughes to view an ABS press release of Dr. Hughes’ election.