Tasha Hughes

Tasha Hughes, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology


Dr. Hughes, Assistant Professor of Surgery, is a surgical oncologist at the University of Michigan. She focuses her clinical efforts on melanoma and breast cancer and conducts health services research. Her research interests are centered around provider communication, provider bias and health care safety and quality.  She completed her surgical oncology training at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and James Comprehensive Cancer Society and her residency at Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Hughes currently serves on the Health Services Research Committee through the Association for Academic Surgery. Additionally, she has served as a moderator and reviewer for multiple different national surgical society meetings and as an ad-hoc reviewer for Annals of Surgical Oncology.  She is currently developing her research program within CHOP and will be submitting interdependent grant proposals for both internal and external funding in the coming academic year.

Published Articles or Reviews

Hughes T, Shah K,  Noria  S,  Pawlik T.  Does BMI Predict Post-Operative  Complications  in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery for Cancer?  A Systematic Review. J Surg Oncol. 2018; 117(5):1009-1019.

Hughes T, Merath K, Chen Q, Sun S, Palmer E, Idrees J, Schneider E, Okunrintemi V, Squires MH, Beal EW, Pawlik TM. Association of Shared Decision-Making on Patient-Reported Health Outcomes and Healthcare Utilization. Am J Surg. 2018; 216(1):7-12.

Hughes T,Palmer EN, Capers Q, Abdel-Misih S, Harzmann A, Beal E, WoelfelI, Noria S, Agnese D, Dillhoff M, Grignol V, Howard JH, Shirley LA, Terando A, Schmidt C, Cloyd J, Pawlik T. Practices and Perceptions Among Surgical Oncologists in the Perioperative Care of Obese Cancer Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019; 25(9):2513-2519.

Hughes T, Porier J, Kubasiak J, Bines S. Outcomes After Lymphadenectomy in Obese and Non-Obese Patients with Melanoma: an Analysis of ACS-NSQIP Data. Society for Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium. Houston TX, March 2015

Hughes T, Grignol V, Agnese D, Terando A. Is There a Role for Axillary Ultrasound to Clinically Stage the Axilla in Obese Breast Cancer Patients? American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas NV, April 2017.

Hughes T, Idrees J, Palmer E, Abdel-Misih S, Capers Q, Harzman A, Beal E, Agnese D, Cloyd J, Dillhoff M, Grignol V, Howard J, Pollock R, Shirley L, Terando A, Pawlik TM. Beliefs and Practices of Surgical Oncologists in the Care of Obese Patients. Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting. Chicago IL, March 2018.

Hughes T, Shelby R, Grignol V, Agnese D, Pawlik TM, Terando A. Physician Attitudes Towards Physical Exam in the Evaluation of Obese Breast Cancer Patients: A National Survey of Surgical Oncologists. American Society of Breast Surgeons National Meeting. Orlando FL, May 2018

Hughes  T,  McDermott  S,  Gennell  T,  Horwood  CR,  Shirley  LA.  Differences  in  Letters  of Recommendation for Applicants to Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Based on Gender. American College of Surgeons Scientific Forum. Boston MA, October 2018.

Hughes T, Lee C, Haider A. Multi-Disciplinary Tumor Boards: A Qualitative Analysis of Provider to Provider Communication. Surgical Outcomes Club National Meeting. Boston MA, October 2018.