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Amy Hughes, MD

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



BA, Boston College, 2003
MD, Loyola University, 2008


Intern, Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2008-2009
Otolaryngology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2009-2013


Pediatric Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2013-2014

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    • Salivary gland disorders
    • Management of drooling
    • General pediatric otolaryngology
    • Airway disorders

    Selected Publications

    • Hughes AL and Choi S. Does Intra-Glandular Injection of Botulinum Toxin Improve Pediatric Sialorrhea? The Laryngoscope 2018;128(7):1513-1514.

    • Hughes AL, Roberson D, Bannos C, Trudell EK, and Vernacchio L. Appropriateness of Tympanostomy Tubes in the Boston Metropolitan Area: Are the AAO-HNSF Guidelines Being Met? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017; 157(6):1041-47.

    • Delsing C, Glader LJ, Hughes A, Parr J, Pennington L, Reddihough DS, Van Hulst K, Van Der Burg, JJW. (2016) Sialorrhea Care Pathway. Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

    • Hughes AL, Murray N, Valdez T, Kelly R, and Kavanagh K. Development of the Connecticut Airway Risk Evaluation (CARE) System to Improve Hand-off Communication in Pediatric Tracheotomized Patients.  JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2014;140(1):29-33.

    • Murray LN, Valdez TA, Hughes AL, Kavanagh KR. Teaching a tracheotomy handoff tool to pediatric first responders. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2018;114: 120-123.

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