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Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Welcomes New Surgeon Jessica L. Hughes, MD

August 12, 2021

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome Jessica L. Hughes, MD, to the Division. Dr. Hughes will begin her tenure at UPMC Children’s in September. In addition to her clinical role at UPMC Children’s, Dr. Hughes is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Hughes 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 orthopaedic surgery residency at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas. She conducted her orthopaedic surgery fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, completing the program in July. Dr. Hughes is originally from San Diego and earned her undergraduate degree from Davidson College in North Carolina, where also played soccer for the University’s Division I women’s team, being named captain in 2005 and 2006.

Dr. Hughes’s past research projects have involved studies related to idiopathic scoliosis, shoulder instability in adolescents, developmental dysplasia of the hip, clavicular growth, and others.

Her clinical emphasis and special interests include orthopaedic trauma and orthopaedic deformities, as well as hip and neuromuscular conditions.