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Dr. Hughes has been active in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) since he entered practice, serving as Kansas chapter president in 2007. In addition to serving as coeditor of ACS Surgery News, Dr. Hughes is also on the editorial board of Selected Readings in General Surgery and Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. He has been appointed an at-large Director of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Hughes is also Editor in Chief of the ACS Web Portal and the ACS Communities. In 2014 he was made chair of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Council of the American Board of Surgery. He has also independently developed a rural surgeons network and sponsors an annual dinner for rural surgeons at the ACS Clinical Congress. In 2011, Dr. Hughes was a codirector of the rural surgical skills course held at Northwestern University, Chicago, as part of the ACS Rural Surgery Symposium. He was chosen as Outstanding Rural Physician of the Year by the National Rural Healthcare Association in 2012.
She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and is a member of fourteen surgical societies, including the American Surgical Association. She represented Oregon on the American College of Surgeons' Board of Governors from 2002-2008 and served as Secretary of the Board from 2006-2008 and Second Vice-President of the American College of Surgeons in 2009-2010. She is the immediate past-president of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association.