Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

Breast Cancer 

Surgical Director

Breast/Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

 Breast Cancer

Associate Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Breast Cancer 

Medical Director

Bermuda Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment Clinic

Hamilton, Bermuda


Dr. Hughes is a Breast Surgeon and a member of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. 

He is actively involved in patient care with an emphasis on:

  • The screening and diagnosis of breast diseases, such as the management of breast lumps, nipple discharge or abnormal mammogram findings
  • The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • The identification and management of women at high risk of breast cancer due to a strong family history
  • The identification and management of women at high risk of breast cancer due to a biopsy diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia, atypical lobular hyperplasia, lobular carcinoma in situ ro borderline DCIS
  • The management of breast cancer

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, and trained at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for general surgery, followed by a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. 

Dr. Hughes was formerly on the faculty of Tufts University, the University of California, Davis and Brown University.  Dr. Hughes is actively involved in research regarding the

  • Genetics and Risk factors for Breast Cancer
  • Screening for breast cancer
  • Diagnostic approaches to Breast Disease and Breast Cancer
  • Treatment of breast cancer

Dr. Hughes is actively involved in the development of Electronic Health Records that improve the quality of patient care and decrease clinician workload.  He co-authored the HL7, ANSI approved standard for transmitting family health history between Electronic Health Records.


*The Massachusetts General Hospital Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center, Boston, MA, offers women the most advanced breast imaging, surgical screening, diagnosis and management, and pathology services available.


Kevin S Hughes

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