Dr Hughes is a consultant in chemical pathology and metabolic medicine at Sandwell General Hospital, West Bromwich, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and is a national expert in the treatment of inherited lipid disorders. She is one of the Founder members of the national charity HEARTUK.
Dr Hughes also sees patients with obesity for weight management, endocrine and metabolic disorders. She is Director of the Sandwell Medical Research Unit, a leading UK centre for research into diabetes and heart disease particularly focusing on research on cardiovascular risk in the South Asian Community on which she has published widely.
She is also the Postgraduate Medical Dean responsible for the training of 5000 junior doctors throughout the West Midlands Region. She has been involved with education for many years in the West Midlands. In addition she has roles nationally in the training of specialists in aviation and space medicine, palliative care, pharmaceutical medicine clinical pharmacology and occupational health.
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