Published October 2, 2013
P. Hughes, MD ’95, has been named inaugural senior
associate dean for clinical affairs at the University at Buffalo School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, part of a groundbreaking role
designed to enhance clinical academic performance and health care
Hughes also was named first senior vice president and chief
clinical integration officer for Kaleida Health.
Through the precedent-setting joint appointment, Hughes will
work to strengthen the vital synergies among clinicians, medical
educators and UB medical students and residents, said Michael
E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the
“This position further aligns the UB medical school with
its clinical partners in the community, including UBMD, Kaleida
Health and Great Lakes Health,” Cain said.
It’s a direct reflection of the changes underway as the medical school moves to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, he noted.
In his new medical school post, Hughes will work to optimize clinical performance within the academic programs, which are essential to the strength of the clinical programs and the training of future physicians and other providers.
Simultaneously at Kaleida, Hughes will provide clinical leadership in designing new care delivery processes that improve services and quality, reduce costs and eliminate variation.
A fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Hughes is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine. He also specializes in occupational medicine.
He received his medical degree from UB and completed his residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
He holds a master’s degree in public health from the
Medical College of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in
mechanical engineering from Kettering University in Flint,