Specialty Gastroenterology Language(s) Spoken English Joined Kelsey-Seybold August 1981 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyJohn I. Hughes, MD, MACP, AGAF has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2003 to 2013. Since 2006, he has also been named to the annual Texas Monthly "Super Doctors" list to the present time.Professional BackgroundDr. John Hughes is Associate Medical Director of Clinical Academic Affairs and Affiliations at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Dr. Hughes is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and is the recipient of their Distinguished Alumnus Award. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Los Angeles County Hospital System and a clinical gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Hughes served in the United States Army, including one tour of duty in Vietnam as a combat paratrooper. He was recently elected to the Mastership of the College of Physicians. Academic and Clinical PositionsDr. Hughes has served in several leadership capacities with the Clinic, including election to the Board of Directors, Chief of Gastroenterology, Associate Medical Director of Medical Specialties, and has served on several management-level committees with wide-ranging responsibilities. Nationally, he has served on several committees for the American College of Gastroenterology, and has made substantial contributions. Locally, he has been a significant contributor to the Baylor College of Medicine house-staff teaching program. He is a former recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member Award from the Baylor Residents and the Best Teacher Award from the Baylor Gastroenterology Fellows. He has served on several clinical search and advisory committees for departmental chair positions, and was elected to the Executive Committee, at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.Dr. Hughes presently serves as Associate Medical Director of Clinical Academic Affairs and Affiliations. Hobbies and InterestsDr. Hughes enjoys photography, travel, and contemporary jazz.