Dr. Paul Hughes, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Mateo, CA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with Mills Health Center, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital.
Paul Eliot Hughes M.D. is a fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Dr. Hughes holds appointments at Mills- Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo and Burlingame, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Campus Surgery Center in Daly City, California. Dr. Hughes holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from UCLA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude He attended medical school at USC Keck School of Medicine where he served as Student Body President. He completed his Orthopeadic Surgery training in Washington D.C. where he was Chief Resident at George Washington University. Dr. Hughes received additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine at one of the leading medical centers and teaching institutions in the country, Washington University, was Team Physician for The St. Louis Rams, National Football League, The Blues, National Hockey League and The St.Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball Association. Stem Cell therapy has become an integral part of Dr Hughes' practice to help heal joint pain.
Dr. Hughes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Cellular Molecular Biology
Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Hughes' Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Pointer Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Stem Cell Therapy
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Childrens National Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
The George Washington University
Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
Washington University Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
phi beta kappa, 1991
Media & Publications
Dr. Hughes has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.