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Christopher D. Hughes MD, MPH

Division Head, Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Team

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


Boston College, BA: 1998-2002
Yale University, MPH: 2002-2004
Loyola University Chicago: 2004-2008

UConn General Surgery, 2008-2010;2012-2015
Harvard Plastic Surgery, 2015-2018

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School: 2010-2012
Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital: 2018-2019

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Hughes is a pediatric plastic surgeon and division head of Plastic Surgery and the Craniofacial Center at Connecticut Children’s. His clinical interests include cleft and craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery and global health. 

    Selected Publications

    • Hughes CD, Dabek RJ, Riesel JN, Baletic N, Chodosh J, Bojovic B. Short runs for a long slide: Principalization in complex facial restoration after acid attack burn injury. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2019; 12:75-80.

    • Resnick CM, Salicines A, Hughes CD, Padwa BL, Mulliken JB. Retroposition of the globe after Le Fort III midfacial distraction. J Craniofac Surg 2019; 30:358-362.

    • Hughes CD, Tran BNN, Rinkinen J, Lee BT, Iorio ML. Readability, suitability, and complexity of online resources for lower extremity reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg 2019; 82:2-6.

    • Hughes CD, Isaac KV, Hwang PF, Ganske I, Proctor MR, Meara JG. Modification of the Melbourne Method for total calvarial vault remodeling. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018; 6:e1848.

    • Hughes C, Campbell J, Mukhopadhyay S, McCormack S, Silverman R, Lalikos J, Babigian A, Castiglione C. Remote digital preoperative assessments for cleft lip and palate may improve clinical and economic impact in global plastic surgery. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2017; 54: 535-539.

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