Dr. Paul Hughes M.D.

Dr. Paul Hughes
Areas of Care:
  • Orthopedics
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder
  • Arthritis

Paul Eliot Hughes M.D. is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Hughes holds faculty appointments at Mills- Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo and Burlingame, Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, and Campus Surgery Center in Daly City, California.

Dr. Hughes holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from UCLA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Distinction as First in his Class. He attended medical school at USC Keck School of Medicine where he served as Student Body President. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery training in Washington D.C. where he was Chief Resident at George Washington University Medical School. Dr. Hughes was awarded the top research paper by The Washington D.C. Orthopedic Society. Dr. Hughes received additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine at one of the leading medical centers and teaching institutions in the country, Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri. It was here that he was Team Physician for The St. Louis Rams, National Football League, The Blues, National Hockey League and The St.Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball Association.

Dr. Hughes became double boarded in 2009 and is one of few orthopedic surgeons in the bay area that is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Hughes provides his patients with an unparalleled expertise in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow and wrist. He is at the forefront in early-diagnosis and non-operative for effective hip pain treatment and has helped many patients live pain free without surgery. Dr. Hughes has instructed other surgeons on hip replacement and hip arthroscopy surgery and computer assisted surgical techniques.

More recently, Dr. Hughes is involved in the research and development of medical devices. He also serves in an advisory capacity to the news media, The College of San Mateo, and several medically oriented companies. Dr. Hughes is a consultant for ConforMIS. Dr. Hughes remains a lifetime member of the USC Honor Society. Like many philanthropists in the medical field, Dr. Hughes makes time to volunteer for the underserved and less fortunate. Dr. Hughes is an active member of Operation Access and community advocacy of the uninsured. He has been known to make local house calls to 100 year old patients and special needs children as young as 6. Doctor Hughes international surgeries have increased taking him to Australia in 2012 and Hong Kong in 2013.

Dr. Hughes has published numerous scientific articles in sports medicine and orthopedic journals on preventing childhood sports injuries and is a frequently invited presenter at sports medicine and orthopedic meetings. Dr. Hughes is committed to quality care, patient education, injury prevention, joint preservation, and patient wellness. He works with each patient to establish an individualized treatment plan for joint preservation, and sees his patients personally at every appointment to ensure continuity and quality of care.

ConforMIS® Personalized Knee Implants

Patients vary in more ways than gender, race, and size. ConforMIS believes that optimizing implant fit and performance requires a patient-specific approach. The iUni® and iDuo® partial knee resurfacing systems offer an alternative for early intervention patients who are not yet ready for a standard total knee replacement. ConforMIS is an example of the cutting edge technology Dr. Hughes offers to his patients.

The ConforMIS personalized knee implants use imaging technology to scan your knee and then design an implant made precisely for you. As a result, appropriate candidates for a ConforMIS knee resurfacing can have a procedure that preserves more of their natural tissue, requires fewer bone cuts, and delivers unprecedented fit for every patient.

Manufactured for each patient, based on their individual anatomy
Treats only the diseased portions of the knee, for patients with partial knee disease
Bone and tissue preserving with fewer bone cuts than standard knee replacement
Preserves all ligaments, including the ACL and PCL
Maintains the geometry of the femur (thigh bone), for natural articulation

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialties by Dr. Hughes

Ankle Arthroscopy
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery (Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Ankle)
Carpal Tunnel Endoscopic Release
Elbow Arthroscopy
Fracture Treatment
General Orthopedics
Hand and Wrist Injuries
Hip Arthroscopy
Joint Preservation
Joint Replacement
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Surgery
Ligament and Joint Reconstruction
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Personalized Knee Implants
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Spinal Disorders/Injuries
Sports Injuries
Sports Injury Prevention
Sports Medicine
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Wrist Arthroscopy
Miniscus transplantation
Cartilage transplantation


Director, Joint Preservation Division, Campus Surgery Center in Daly City, CA
Attending surgeon at Mills- Peninsula Health Center in Burlingame, CA and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, CA, both among the most prestigious health care facilities in Northern California.
On-Call Emergency Room attending at Mills-Peninsula Health Center in Burlingame, CA


Operation Access: Operation Access serves uninsured individuals in need of outpatient surgical procedures. Dr. Hughes has been a member since 1999
STOP Sports Injuries: An advocate of AOSSM’s national campaign Dr. Hughes helps raise awareness about the growing epidemic of orthopedic and sports injuries in young athletes.
Proud to support Mills Peninsula Hospital Foundation & Sequoia Hospital Foundation


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