Thomas Hughes Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian

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Orthopaedic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Elbow Surgery, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Orthopaedic Specialists, UPMC

Overview of Dr. Hughes

Dr. Hughes provides complete orthopaedic care for the upper-extremity. He uses the most up to date techniques to provide both operative and non-operative care for the entire upper limb including the hand, elbow and shoulder.

Education & Training

  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityFellowship, Hand Surgery, 2001 - 2002
  • Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania HospitalResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1996 - 2001
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 1996
  • Washington & Jefferson CollegeBA, Biology, 1988 - 1992
  • Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital - Western Pennsylvania HospitalResidency, Orthopedic Surgery

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2013 - 2022
  • RI State Medical License
    RI State Medical License 2001 - 2002
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2000 - 2022
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Surgery of the Hand

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Golden Mallet Award 2004
  • Bronze Torch Winner Allegheny General Hospital’s Service Recognition Olympics, 2004
  • Golden Apple Award Nominee 2004
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Interobserver Reliability of Radial Head Fracture Classification: Two-Dimensional Compared with Three-Dimensional CT.  
    Guitton TG, Ring D, J Bone and Joint Surg
  • Percutaneous Plate Fixation of Two- and Three-part Proximal Humerus Fractures.  
    Gallo RA, Hughes T, Altman G, Orthopedics
  • Proximal Row Carpectomy and a Modification for Dorsal Capsular Interposition.  
    Hughes TB, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • A Radiographic Screening Method for the Diagnosis of Rotator Cuff Pathology: The Subacromial Space / Humeral Head Radius Ratio.
    Priano SV, Miller M, Watson AD, Hughes TB, Cox G, Demeo PJ, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 26th Annual Meeting, Sun Valley, ID
  • A Radiographic Screening Method for the Diagnosis of Rotator Cuff Pathology: The Subacromial Space / Humeral Head Radius Ratio.
    Priano SV, Miller M, Watson AD, Hughes TB, Cox G, Demeo PJ, Pennsylvania Orthopaedics Society, Nemacolin Woodlands, PA
  • Evaluation of motion following proximal row carpectomy with and without dorsal capsular interposition arthroplasty: A clinical and biomechanical study.
    Hughes TB, Lord J, Towsen AJ, Baratz MB, The American Association for Hand Surgery, San Diego, CA
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Lectures

  • What’s New in Hand Surgery? 
    Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician. Pittsburgh, PA
  • Traumatic Hand Injuries in the Work Place. 
    Workman’s Compensation Conference. Pittsburgh, PA
  • New Concepts in Distal Radius Fixation. 
    Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Committees

  • Chair, AAOS BOS Education Committee 2008 - Present
  • Board Member, AAOS Board of Specialists 2006 - Present
  • Board Member, AAHS Board of Directors 2010 - 2012

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Fellow
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    Member
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
    Member

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
    Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Lovelace Health Plan PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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