Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD

Former Director of Education, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Former Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Education in Integrative Medicine
Former Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF

Dr. Ellen Hughes passed away on June 17, 2015. UCSF In Memoriam webpage.

Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD, former Director of Education at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, was a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF. She received a PhD in cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MD from the UCSF School of Medicine, where she completed a residency in primary care internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in general medicine. She served on the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine from 1987 through 2008.

Dr. Hughes was actively involved in the development of the revised UCSF medical school curriculum. She designed and taught several integrative medicine electives at UCSF, lectured extensively on the topic, and presented workshops on integrative medicine education at many American Association of Medical Colleges meetings. At UCSF, she taught allopathic and integrative medicine courses in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy.

Dr. Hughes was awarded the prestigious Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching by clinical faculty at UCSF, the first Humanism in Medicine Award by the class of 2000, and received six major teaching awards from medical school students. She was selected as a senior faculty mentor for one of the five Advising Colleges established by UCSF for entering medical students. In September 2001, she was chosen as one of the founding members of the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF.

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