Michelle Hughes, MD

  • Emergency Medicine


As a physician specially trained in emergency medicine, Michelle Hughes, MD, leads a team of expert health care clinicians who treat people with illnesses or injuries that could be life-threatening or pose an immediate risk to their health and well-being. Injury or illness can be caused by disease, infection, stroke, heart attack, or bodily trauma, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness and pain. She speaks with patients, obtains lab tests and imaging, such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness and provides necessary treatment.   

Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack, or a condition needing rapid treatment, such as pneumonia, Dr. Hughes attentively and compassionately listens to all patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available. 

Dr. Hughes serves as the director in charge of the resident simulation education at the University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine. She also serves as the director of the simulation fellowship program.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Emergency Medicine
Medical School
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL