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Michelle Hughes, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Medical Chief of Quality and Safety, Digestive Health

Contact Information

Michelle Hughes, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Department of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), PO Box 208019

    New Haven, CT 06520-8019

    United States



Michelle Hughes, MD is a gastroenterologist at Yale Medicine specializing in the practice of gastroenterology in the inpatient setting. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care of acute conditions involving the gastrointestinal system for patients admitted to the hospital. She is interested in quality improvement and clinical research on inpatient-focused and general GI issues. She works closely with trainees and is heavily involved in medical education at the student, resident, and fellow level.

Dr. Hughes earned her M.D. with honors from Albany Medical College. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Boston Medical Center then went on to complete her Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

She treats a variety of conditions including GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel diseases, evaluation and management of nutritional disorders, removal of foreign bodies, and diagnostic workup of malignancies of the GI tract. She performs the following procedures: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (a diagnostic endoscopic procedure for the upper digestive tract, also known as EGD), colonoscopy, feeding tube placement and removal, and video capsule endoscopy.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    University of Rochester Medical Center (2019)
  • Resident
    Boston Medical Center (2016)
  • Intern
    Boston Medical Center (2014)
  • MD
    Albany Medical College (2013)
  • BA
    Boston College (2008)


  • Hemostasis Hands-on Session
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2023
    American College of Gastroenterology
  • Insight into the GI Hospitalist: Inpatient Practice and Lifestyle.
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2023
    Navigating, Networking and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop
  • Approach to Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding and Hemostasis
    Virtual 2023
    ASGE Endo Hangout for GI Fellows
  • How and Why to Establish a GI Hospitalist Practice
    Austin, TX, United States 2022
    47th Annual TSGE Meeting
  • The Evolution of the GI Hospitalist: Past, Present & Future
    Virtual Platform 2021
    ASGE Thursday Night Lights
  • Adopting a GI Hospitalist Model: A New Method for Increasing Procedural Volume
    Virtual Platform 2020
    American College of Gastroenterology

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Kushlan AwardYale School of Medicine2021
Oral Presentation Category Award (General Endoscopy)American College of Gastroenterology2020
Senior Talk AwardBoston Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine2016
Resident Quality Improvement Project AwardBoston Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine2015
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society2013

Professional Service

American College of Gastroenterology Practice Management SummitMeeting Co-Chair2023 - Present
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy GI Hospitalist SIGChair2023 - Present
Yale New Haven Health Digestive Health Care Signature CouncilCo-Chair2023 - Present
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy GI Hospitalist SIGVice Chair2021 - 2023
American College of GastroenterologyACG Practice Management Committee Member2020 - Present

Departments & Organizations