Dr. Hughes serves as Medical Director for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Office of Telemedicine and Medical Director of Pediatric Telemedicine for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Dr. Hughes is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After earning an undergraduate degree at Haverford College, Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and received a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed a residency in pediatrics and served as Chief Resident at Johns Hopkins where she stayed on to complete a research fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics. Dr. Hughes is the co-editor of the Harriet Lane Handbook, 21st Edition, which is one of the most widely used pediatric handbooks nationally and internationally. She previously served as Associate Program Director for Pediatric residency training and the director of the Pediatric Residency Program Health Equity Track.
As an administrative leader, researcher, and clinician, Dr. Hughes wants to use digital health tools to improve access to care and quality of care for typically underserved patient populations and learn how telehealth can be used to enhance the patient-centeredness and timeliness of care delivery without sacrificing safety and effectiveness.