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G. Chad Hughes

Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Hughes is Professor of Surgery, with tenure, Director of the Duke Center for Aortic Disease, and Surgical Director of the Duke Center for Structural Heart Disease. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (1991;Phi Beta Kappa), Duke Medical School (1995;AOA), and the Duke General and Thoracic Surgery residencies. He was a varsity letterman in baseball at Wake Forest. His clinical interests include aortic valve and aortic reconstructive surgery including complex aortic valve repair and valve-sparing surgery, branched endograft thoracic endovascular repair, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, in addition to conventional open surgery spanning all segments of the aorta. His research interests focus on clinical outcomes in aortic surgery and he has been a PI on >30 multi-institutional clinical trials, and co-investigator or sub-investigator on numerous others. He is the co-PI on a current NIH R-01 entitled Cognitive effects of body temperature during hypothermic circulatory arrest examining the impact of temperature on neurocognitive outcomes after arch surgery.

Dr. Hughes has authored or co-authored >240 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He received the STSA Presidents Award in 2009 for best scientific presentation at the annual meeting and was senior author on the paper receiving the inaugural STS Richard E. Clark Award in 2010. He is a member of the STS Workforce on Adult Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, STS Aortic Surgery Database Task Force, and Program Committee for the AATS Aortic Symposium. He has served as a Cardiac Consultant to the ABTS and is on the Editorial Boards of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery as well as a guest reviewer for >20 other medical journals including Circulation, JAMA, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He recently served as the Co-Chair of the Society for Vascular Surgery/STS Type B Aortic Dissection Reporting Standards Writing Group.