Michelle Hughes, MD

Credentials: Assistant Professor (CHS)

Email: mdhughes@medicine.wisc.edu

Administrative Support:
Ashley Bowman


Director of Medical Simulation

Clinical information Publications


Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: Cook County Health/Rush University Medical Center – Simulation

Dr. Michelle Hughes grew up on the East Coast and completed medical school at the University of Maryland. She moved to the Midwest for her emergency medicine residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and stayed in Chicago to complete a simulation fellowship with the Rush/Cook County Hospital System. Her medical interests include simulation-based education for residents and simulation-based interprofessional education.

Dr. Hughes serves as Director of Medical Simulation in charge of the resident simulation education at the University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine, where she also serves as the director of the simulation fellowship program. She has been involved in simulation organizations nationally and is currently a board member in the Emergency Medicine Section of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), as well as the Simulation Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). She hopes to continue to build the Simulation program at UW and add to the medical education of the students and residents.

Dr. Hughes also has an interest in diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as women in emergency medicine, and she is looking forward to doing more work within both of those realms.

In her free time, Dr. Hughes is excited to get to explore all that Madison has to offer now that it is starting to open up. She enjoys exploring the city with her husband and dog and is learning about the joys of homeowning, as well as learning how to garden and homebrew. She is most looking forward to getting to travel again.