Patricia L. Hughes, MD
Patricia Hughes, MD has been part of the IVF team since 1992. She began as the Medical Director of the original IVF Program at Saint Barnabas, which has transformed over the years to become one of the premier IVF programs in the country. Her experience began in 1984, at Columbia University, which was one of only five programs in the United States at the time.
After graduating from Mount Holyoke College then Medical School at Albany Medical College, she completed her OB/GYN Residency at St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. She then completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is proud to have been a member of some of the largest and most successful IVF programs in America, since she began her career.
Dr. Hughes has clinical expertise in hysteroscopic surgery, ovulation problems, hormonal bleeding problems, endometriosis, unexplained infertility, and recurrent miscarriages. She prides herself on the diagnosis and treatment of infertility with efficiency, ease, and minimal discomfort. Patients are actively engaged in the process, with full explanations and participation in the discussion of treatment options.
Her love of reproductive medicine has roots in her upbringing. Coming from the Adirondack Mountain region of New York, she was one of seven children. Both of her parents were physicians and all seven children also became physicians. Both family and medicine have been a part of her formative influences from the beginning. Growing up in the culture of medicine, along with healthy competition among her siblings was very influential. Her early home life was combined with her appreciation of nature – lakes, rivers, mountains, and oceans, as well as their flora and fauna.
But nothing is as satisfying as being able to help couples to make their own families. Dr. Hughes feels privileged to have been given the opportunities of advancement in education, key leadership roles in IVF Programs, and experience over the years which has enabled her to help countless couples achieve their dreams. The IVF team of physicians and embryologists at IRMS are, indeed, the Dream Team.