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Ellen Hughes, M.D.

Internist and integrative medicine specialist

Dr. Ellen Hughes cares for patients at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. She earned a Ph.D. in cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley and a medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she completed a residency in primary care internal medicine.

Hughes, a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF, is one of the founding members of the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF and is board certified in internal medicine. She has studied herbal medicine, five-element acupuncture, traditional healing systems and mindfulness meditation.

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UCSF 1984


UCSF, Internal Medicine 1987


UCSF, Internal Medicine 1988

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Adler SR, Wrubel J, Hughes E, Beinfield H. Patients' interactions with physicians and complementary and alternative medicine practitioners: older women with breast cancer and self-managed health care. Integr Cancer Ther. 2009 Mar; 8(1):63-70.
  2. Satterfield JM, Hughes E. Emotion skills training for medical students: a systematic review. Med Educ. 2007 Oct; 41(10):935-41.
  3. Adler SR, Hughes EF, Scott RB. Student 'moles': revealing the hidden curriculum. Med Educ. 2006 May; 40(5):463-4.
  4. Hughes EF. Overview of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Dec; 44(4):774-9.
  5. Hughes EF. Integrating complementary and alternative medicine into clinical practice. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Dec; 44(4):902-6.

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