Paul Hughes, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, San Mateo, CA, Mills-Peninsula Health Services


Orthopaedic Surgery San Mateo, CA

Elbow Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery


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  • Dr. Paul Hughes is an orthopedic surgeon in San Mateo, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mills-Peninsula Health Services and Sequoia Hospital. He received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC and has been in practice 21 years. He specializes in elbow surgery, hip & knee reconstructive surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and shoulder surgery and is experienced in sports medicine, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, hip and knee surgery, and shoulder and elbow surgery. He is a leading provider and researcher in Stem Cell therapy for joint pain including Platelet Enriched Plasma (PRP) treatments.

Education & Training

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging MedicineCertificate of training, Stem Cell Therapy, 2012 - 2013
  • Washington University
    Washington UniversityFellowship, Sports Medicine, 2001 - 2002
  • George Washington University
    George Washington UniversityResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1997 - 2001
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
    Keck School of Medicine of USCClass of 1996
  • UCLABS, Physics, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, EL Kinsey Jr Award for Physics, 1987 - 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2002 - 2022
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 1999 - 2002
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1998 - 2000

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Research Paper Washington DC Orthopedic Surgery Residency Society, 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa Phi Beta Kappa UCLA, 1991
  • EL Kinsey Jr Award for Most outstanding Junior and Senior in Physics UCLA Department of Physics, 1990-1991

Press Mentions

  • Sutter Health
    Sutter HealthFebruary 24th, 2020

Research History

  • Research DirectorStem Cell therapies for joint pain using Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate and Adipose Liposuction Aspirate for Joint Restoration of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder2019 - 2021

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