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Jessica L. Hughes, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Jessica Hughes, M.D., earned a Master’s Degree in biological science at the Drexel University College of Medicine prior to earning her medical degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio in 2015. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas. She also conducted her pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Hughes’ orthopedic specialties include orthopedic trauma and orthopedic deformities, as well as hip and neuromuscular conditions.

Pediatric Care


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Education and Training

Graduate School
Drexel University College of Medicine Health Professional Studies
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
United States of America

Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Temple, TX

Rady Children's, San Diego Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship
San Diego, CA

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Pittsburg

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2019-Present, Member, American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leaders Program
  • 2018-Present, Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • 2015-Present, Member, Texas Medical Association
  • 2014-Present, Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
Awards and Honors
  • 2019: 2nd place, Resident Research, Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, "Potential Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Prophylaxis Using a Novel Technique
  • 2015: Charles A Rockwood, Jr. MD Student Award for Excellence in Orthopedics, San Antonio, TX
  • 2015: Dean's Scholarship, International Orthopedic Student Rotation, Tanzania
  • 2010, 2011: Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Bologna, Italy; Do Patients with 'Less than Ideal' Outcomes at 2 Years Continue to have Suboptimal Outcomes in the Long Term Following Surgery of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? (10/2018)
  • Presentation: Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX; Rib Cage Effect on Adjacent Segment following Thoracolumbar Posterior Fixation (9/2018)
  • Presentation: Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX; Potential Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Prophylaxis Using a Novel Technique (9/2018)
  • Presentation: Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX; Rib and Transverse Process: Anchor Point for Reduction Band Fixation (9/2018)
  • Visiting Professorship: Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA; Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with and without Remplissage in Adolescent Anterior Shoulder Instability (5/2018)
  • Presentation: Baylor Scott and White Research Day, Temple, TX; Infection Rates in Arthroscopic Versus Open Rotator Cuff Repair (4/2018)


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