Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD

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

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, is 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 and a fellowship in general medicine. She has served on the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine since 1987.

Dr. Hughes has been actively involved in development of the new UCSF medical school curriculum. She has designed and taught several CAM electives at UCSF, lectured extensively on CAM, and presented workshops on CAM education at the American Association of Medical Colleges meetings. She has taught allopathic and CAM 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 has received six major teaching awards from medical school students. She has been selected as a senior faculty mentor for one of the five Advising Colleges recently 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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