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.


Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine


University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Harvard Medical School


Children's Hospital Boston

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • 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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30815220
  • 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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30531276
  • 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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30300222
  • 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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30175014
  • 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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27427933

Locations for this Doctor

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

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Most Recent Comments

March 3, 2024
Excellent bedside manner
February 2, 2024
Dr Hughes again is the best of the best. My family could not be more grateful for going through this journey with him!
February 2, 2024
He is an very well educated and excellent surgeon
December 12, 2023
The craniofacial team was absolutely amazing! This was our first visit since moving from florida and they made sure that I understood absolutely everything there is to know about his condition. I already knew everything they told me but I really love that they made certain I understood instead of bulldozing over any comments I made. I sincerely look forward to working with this group of doctors for my son's care.
November 11, 2023
Dr. Hughes is a caring, amazing physician!
October 10, 2023
I would not go anywhere else. This was the best care for my son with staff that supported him and our family.
October 10, 2023
Thank you for answering all of our questions and allowing us (the parents) to be a part of [...] medical journey. I've had medical providers in the past make me feel like I don't play a pivotal role and this time around is the complete opposite. Thank you for listening that a tracheotomy was not a solution to [...] process. I have the utmost confidence that jaw distraction surgery is the best alternative.
June 6, 2023
This Doctor was excellent in making us feel informed and comfortable with gender affirming care
June 6, 2023
I love that Dr. Hughes spoke to my daughter and not just me. It helped ease her anxiety and make her more comfortable. He is amazing!
June 6, 2023
Every single one of you were awesome 100%