Patrick G. Hughes, D.O.
Patrick Hughes, D.O., MEHP, FACEP, FACOEP is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. He is the Associate Program Director and Simulation Director for the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Emergency Medicine Residency Program. His responsibilities include overseeing emergency medicine residency didactic curriculum and simulation curriculum. Dr. Hughes also works clinically as an emergency physician at Bethesda Hospital East and Delray Medical Center.
Dr. Hughes received his undergraduate degree from the Lyman Briggs School and Honors College at Michigan State University, where he became interested in medicine and earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with Honors. Dr. Hughes earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in E. Lansing, Michigan. He then earned his Master of Education in Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Hughes completed his emergency medicine residency at McLaren Oakland/Michigan State University in Pontiac, Michigan. He went on to complete a fellowship in Medical Simulation at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Following training, Dr. Hughes joined Summa Health, serving as Associate Simulation Medical Director and Associate Simulation Fellowship Director.
Dr. Hughes is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Education Advisor in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He teaches the Curriculum Development course and mentors fellows in the Education Leadership Capstone course in the Master of Education in Health Professions program. In addition, he has served as a consultant or co-investigator on a number of grants including developing, validating, and testing a medical judgment pathway metric for assessing clinical decision-making for NASA Space Exploration missions and developing a national simulation medicine curriculum for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. His simulation work has been featured on CNN and in the New York Times.
Dr. Hughes is board certified in emergency medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.
- 2014-2018: Masters of Education in Health Professions, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- 2014-2015: Fellow, Medical Simulation, Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH
- 2010-2014: Resident, Emergency Medicine, McLaren Oakland/Michigan State University, Pontiac, MI
- 2010: DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- 2006: BS in Human Biology, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
Florida Atlantic University
- 2021-present: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
- 2022-present: Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
- 2019-2021: Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
- 2016-present: Simulation Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
- 2016-present: Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency
- 2016-2021: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
- 2014-2016: Summa Health System, Attending Physician, Akron, OH
- 2016-present: Bethesda Hospital East, Boynton Beach, FL
- 2017-present: Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, FL
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Greaves SW, Alter SM, Ahmed RA, Hughes KE, Doos D, Clayton LM, Solano JJ, Echeverri S, Shih RD, Hughes PG. A Simulation-Based PPE Orientation Training Curriculum for Novice Physicians. Infection Prevention in Practice. 2022 Dec 15:100265. doi: 10.1016/j.infpip.2022.100265. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36536774.
- Hughes KE, †Cahir TM, Nordlund D, Keim SM, Hughes PG. Fear Not: Utilizing Simulation for Medical Malpractice Education. Journal of Medical Education and Curriculum Development. 2022 Apr 27;9:23821205221096269. PMID: 35493963.
- Hughes PG, Alter SM, †Greaves SW, †Mazer BA, Solano JJ, Shih RD, Clayton LM, Trinh NQ, Lottenberg L, Hughes MJ. Acute and Delayed Intracranial Hemorrhage in Head-injured Patients on Warfarin versus Direct Oral Anticoagulant Therapy. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. 2021 Jul-Sep;14(3):123-7. PMID: 34759629.
- Stein PD, Matta F, Hughes PG, Hughes MJ. Mortality in Pulmonary Embolism According to Risk Category at Presentation in Emergency Department: Impact of Cardiac Arrest. American Journal of Cardiology. 2021 Oct 15;157:125-127. PMID: 34373080.
- Stein PD, Matta F, Hughes PG, Hughes MJ. 19-year Trends in Mortality of Patients Hospitalized in the United States with High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism. American Journal of Medicine. 2021 Oct;134(10):1260-1264. PMID: 33631160.
- Wong AH, Ahmed RA, Ray JM, Khan H, Hughes PG, McCoy CE, Auerbach MA, Barach P. Supporting the Quadruple Aim Using Simulation and Human Factors During COVID-19 Care. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2021 Mar-Apr 01;36(2):73-83. PMID: 33830094.
- Parks DJ, Alter SM, Shih RD, Solano JJ, Hughes PG, Clayton LM. Rescue Intubation in the Emergency Department After Prehospital Ketamine Administration for Agitation. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2020 Sep 14:1-5. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32921342
- Hughes PG, Hughes KE, Ahmed RA. Does my personal protective equipment really work? A simulation-based approach. Medical Education. 2020 Aug;54(8):759-760. PMID: 32333405
- Stein PD, Matta F, Hughes PG, Hughes MJ. Adjunctive Therapy and Mortality in Patients with Unstable Pulmonary Embolism. American Journal of Cardiology. 2020;125(12):1913‐19. PMID: 32471550
- Cassara M, Schertzer K, Falk MJ, Wong AH, Hock SM, Bentley S, Paetow G, Conlon LW, Hughes PG, McKenna RT, Hrdy M, Lei C, Kulkarni M, Smith CM, Young A, Romo E, Smith MD, Hernandez J, Strother CG, Frallicciardi A, Nadir NA. Applying Educational Theory and Best Practices to Solve Common Challenges of Simulation‐based Procedural Training in Emergency Medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training. 2020 Feb 11;4(S1):S22-S39.
- Hughes PG, Atkinson SS, Brown MF, Jenkins MR, Ahmed RA. Evaluation of Technical Competency in Healthcare Simulation (E-TeCHS) tool: a modified Delphi study. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2020 Jan 3;6:15-21.
- Hughes PG, Ahmed RA. Blindfolded trauma team resuscitation: a strategy for improved leadership and communication. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2019 Jul 4;5:174-5.
- Riefkohl-Ortiz E, Frey JA, Yee J, Gothard MD, Hughes PG, Ballas DA, Ahmed RA. Iatrogenic Critical Care Procedure Complication Boot Camp: A Simulation-based Pilot Study. Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training. 2019 Feb 19;3(2):188-192. PMID: 31008431
- Ahmed RA, Hughes PG, Gardner AK. Simulation scenario rehearsal: the key to successful and effective simulations. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2018;4:157-158.
- Ahmed RA, Hughes PG, Wong AH, Gray KM, Gable BD, Ballas D, Khobrani A, Selley RD, McQuown C. Iatrogenic Emergency Medicine Procedure Complications and Associated Trouble-Shooting Strategies. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 2018 Oct 8;31(8):935-949. PMID: 30415624.
- McCarroll ML, Ahmed RA, Schwartz A, Gothard MD, Atkinson SS, Hughes P, Cepeda Brito J, Assad L, Myers J, George RL. Medical judgement analogue studies with applications to spaceflight crew medical officer. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2017;3:163-168. PMID: 29354280
- Ahmed RA, Frey JA, Hughes PG, Tekian A. Simulation Fellowship Programs in Graduate Medical Education. Academic Medicine. 2017 Aug;92(8):1214. PMID: 28590944.
- Ahmed RA, McCarroll ML, Schwartz A, Gothard MD, Atkinson SS, Hughes PG, Cepeda Brito JR, Assad L, Myers JG, George RL. Development, Validation, and Implementation of a Medical Judgment Pathway Metric. Medical Decision Making Policy and Practice. 2017 Jun 19;2(1):1-9. PMID: 30288425.
- Hughes PG, Brito JC, Ahmed RA. Training the Trainers: A Survey of Simulation Fellowship Graduates. Canadian Medical Education Journal. 2017 Jun 30; 8(3): e81-89. PMID: 29098050.
- Hughes PG, Crespo M, Maier T, Whitman A, Ahmed R. Ten Tips for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Emergency Medicine Procedure Laboratories. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2016 Jun 1;116(6):384-390. PMID: 27214775.
- Stein PD, Matta F, Hughes PG, Hourmouzis ZN, Hourmouzis NP, White RM, Ghiardi MM, Schwartz MA, Moore HL, Bach JA, Schweiss RE, Kazan VM, Kakish EJ, Keyes DC, Hughes MJ. Home Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in the Era of Novel Oral Anticoagulants. American Journal of Medicine. 2016 Sep;129(9):974-977. PMID: 27107921.
- Stein PD, Matta F, Hughes PG, Ghiardi M, Marsh JH, Khwarg J, Brandon MS, Fowkes HA, Kazan V, Wiepking M, Keyes DC, Kakish EJ, Hughes MJ. Home Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis in the Era of New Oral Anticoagulants. Clinical Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis. 2015 Nov;21(8):729-732. PMID: 26239315.
- Stein PD, Matta F, Hughes PG. Scope of Problem of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. American Journal of Medicine. 2015 Aug;128(8):844-851. PMID: 25820170.
- Stein PD, Matta F, Sabra MJ, Treadaway B, Vijapura C, Warren R, Joshi P, Sadiq M, Kofoed JT, Hughes P, Chabala SD, Keyes DC, Kakish E, Hughes MJ. Relation of Electrocardiographic Changes in Pulmonary Embolism to Right Ventricular Enlargement. American Journal of Cardiology. 2013 Dec 15; 112(12):1958-1961. PMID: 24075285.
Honors and Awards
- 2022: Outstanding Teacher Award, FAU Emergency Medicine Residency
- 2021: Emerging Leader Award, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Emergency Medicine Section
- 2020: Mendelsohn R, Hughes PG. Panoramic views with second-generation trifocal intraocular lenses. Clinical Medicine Abstracts. Aerospace Medical Association’s 91st Annual Scientific Meeting. Atlanta, GA. May 20, 2020. First Runner-Up in Space Medicine Association Jeff Myers Young Investigator Award competition
- 2020: Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award, FAU Emergency Medicine Residency
- 2020: Simulation Academy Research Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
- 2020: Teaching Academy, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
- 2020: Top Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan Magazine
- 2019: Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) 8th annual SimWARS: Residency Simulation Competition. Symposium by the Sea 2019. August 2, 2019. First Place Award
- 2017: Hughes, P, Hughes K, Ahmed RA. I can literally do this blindfolded: The blindfolded code training simulation exercise. American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly Oral Abstract Competition, Denver, CO. November 5, 2017. (Presenter: Patrick Hughes, D.O.). First Place Award
- 2017: Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP)
- 2017: Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (FACOEP)
- 2015: American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ACOEP) Certificate of Appreciation
- 2015: Hughes K, Hughes P, Hughes M. Emergency Medicine Residents and their Unhealthy Sleep and Lifestyle Habits. Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association of Michigan Oral presentation. E. Lansing, MI. April 21, 2015. (Presenter: Kate Hughes, DO) First Place Award
- 2013: American Osteopathic Association Unsung Hero Award
- 2013: Stein PD, Matta F, Sabra MJ, Treadaway B, Vijapura C, Warren R, Joshi P, Sadiq M, Kofoed JT, Hughes P, Chabala SD, Keyes DC, Kakish E, Hughes MJ. Relation of Electrocardiographic Changes in Pulmonary Embolism to Right Ventricular Enlargement. American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly Foundation of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Research Competition. San Diego, CA. October 8. 2013. (Presenter: Patrick Hughes, D.O.). Second Place Award
- 2007: Sigma Sigma Phi National Honor Society
- 2006: Nelson K, Wang N, Hughes M, Hughes P. A Retrospective Review of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Emergency Medicine Rotation Logs. Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association of Michigan Research Forum Oral presentation. Lansing, MI. April 24, 2006. (Presenter: Kasey Nelson, DO) First Place Award
- 2022-present: At-Large Director, Florida Chapter Division of American Academy of Emergence Medicine (AAEM) Board of Directors
- 2018-present: Committee member, Faculty Development Committee Simulation Academy Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
- 2018-present: Committee member, Educational Objectives Committee Simulation Academy Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
- 2015 – present: Society for Simulation in Healthcare Fellowship, Masters, and Certificate Program Affinity Group Common Curriculum Committee
- 2014-present: Society for Simulation in Healthcare
- 2011-present: American College of Emergency Physicians
- 2014-present: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
- 2010-present: American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
- 2006-present: American Osteopathic Association
- 2022: 3rd annual Healthcare Distance Simulation Summit 2022. Faculty Development Track Chair.
- 2022: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Emerging Technologies and Training in Neurosciences Review Branch, Aging and Development, Auditory, Vision and Low Vision Technologies Small Business Study Section (ETTN 12) Review Panel
- 2018-2019: Simulation Academy Representative, Academy Dues Task Force Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
- 2017-2018: Treasurer, Simulation Academy, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine