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Marybeth S. Hughes, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncology

Marybeth Hughes, MD, FACS, joins EVMS Surgery as Chief of Surgical Oncology. Previously, she served as a Surgical Oncologist at The Surgery Branch and the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda Maryland. There she also was Director for the Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship Program.

Dr. Hughes is certified by the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor and DaVinci Robotic Console Surgeon. She often serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine-Related Cancer, World Journal of Surgery, Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Clinical Endocrinology, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, The Cancer Journal: The Journal of Principles & Practice of Oncology.

Dr. Hughes has served as principal investigator and associate investigator for various clinical trials at NIH on cancer related protocols. Her work has been published in numerous journals and books on surgical oncology topics most notably related to neuroendocrine tumors, melanoma liver metastases, pancreatic cancer, adenocarcinoma of the appendix, colorectal cancers, and breast cancer. Dr. Hughes is a national and international presenter on surgical oncology topics and continues to teach and mentor medical students, residents and fellows in surgical oncology. While at the NIH, Dr. Hughes re-developed the curriculum, for the Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship Program and taught Advanced Trauma Life Support for the Department of Defense.

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Secondary Specialty

Colorectal Surgery

Clinical Interests and Skills

Neuroendocrine tumors
Liver Metastases
Pancreatic cancer
Andenocarcinoma of the appendix
Colorectal cancers
Breast cancer
Thyroid cancer
Adrenal masses
Peritoneal Mesothelioma



Research Interests

Medical Education

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA


Eastern Virginia Medical School-Surgery
Norfolk, VA


National Cancer Institute, NIH-Surgical Oncology
Bethesda, MD

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Additional Certifications