Procedures

Biography

Dr. Hughes, a founding member of The Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, P.C., is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Mid-South. Dr. Hughes has been in practice since 1965 and has served on the University of Tennessee Medical School faculty in plastic surgery. He is well known in the Mid-South for his expertise and skill in cosmetic procedures, now limited to face lifts and eyelid surgery, as well as Botox and fillers.

The philosophy of patient care for Dr. Hughes is best summed up in his own words: “The care and quality of care of our patients starts with the very first time we make contact with them and continues through surgery and the postoperative period, encompassing support from our office staff to our patients.”

Dr. Hughes grew up in Memphis and is the son of James G. Hughes, M.D., former Physician and Professor of Pediatrics at University of Tennessee/Memphis Medical School. He graduated from East High School and from there went to Southwestern, now Rhodes College. After graduating from college, he selected the University of Tennessee Medical School because the institution presented him with the opportunity to play an active role in patient care and to have a more “hands on” learning experience.

After medical school and a general surgery residency of four years, Dr. Hughes was chosen from a field of 100 applicants to be part of an intensive two-year Plastic Surgery residency program in Kansas City, Mo. He returned to Memphis to go into practice with Dr. Robert Reeder in 1972 and became Board Certified in Plastic Surgery in 1973. In 1991 he served as President of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Hobbies

Dr. Hughes today is as adept with a paintbrush as he is with a scalpel. He began painting as a hobby while a Senior Resident and is a decoy carver as well as a wildlife watercolorist. He has produced 50 limited edition prints and received numerous awards for his paintings. His artistic talents, creativity and dedication to excellence shine through in all his endeavors, as an artist and sculptor and as a plastic surgeon.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1958-1961 BA Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College)

Medical School: University of Tennessee, Graduated December, 1964

House Staff Training

July 1965-June 1966 Mixed Medical Internship

City of Memphis Hospital (presently University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences)

July 1966-June 1970 Residency in Surgery

City of Memphis Hospital (presently University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences)

Fellowship Training

July 1970-June 1972

Fellow and Resident in Plastic Surgery

Kansas City General Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Military Service

1957-1968 United States Army Reserve, six months active duty

Academic Appointments

Former Assistant Professor (24 years) Plastic Surgery

University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences

Society Memberships

American Medical Association – Former Member – Retired

American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Former Member – Retired

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Board of Trustees) – Former Member – Retired, Formerly on the Board of Trustees, Former President

Tennessee Medical Society - Active

Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society - Active

Tennessee Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Former Member – Retired

Southern Surgical Society – Former Member – Retired

Offices

President, Baptist Hospital Plastic Surgery Staff

Professional Services Review Committee, Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society

Deputy Chief of Staff, Baptist Memorial Hospital

Chairman, Operating Room Committee, Baptist East Hospital

Utilization Review Committee, Baptist Memorial Hospital

Chairman, Outpatient Surgery Committee, Baptist Memorial Hospital

Past President, Memphis and Mid-South Journal Club

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, President 1990-1991

Board of Trustees, Memphis Museum Systems

Board of Trustees and Vice-President, Memphis Country Club

Board of Directors, Memphis Surgery Center, 1992-2010

Medical Director, Memphis Surgery Center, 1993-2010

Selected as the Plastic Surgeon most would choose “for their own care” in a survey of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society

Former President, Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis

Hospital Appointments

Memphis Surgery Center

Baptist Memorial Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital East- Active Staff

Former Appointments: 

Methodist Central, Methodist North and Methodist South – Courtesy Staff

St. Francis Hospital – Consulting Staff

Germantown Rehabilitation Hospital

Germantown Community Hospital – Methodist East – Courtesy

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – Courtesy Staff

Boards & Licensure

Certified, American Board of Surgery, 1971

Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1973

Medical Licensure, State Board of Medical Examiners, Missouri

Medical Licensure, State Board of Medical Examiners, Tennessee

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