CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSCLINICAL TRIALSPUBLICATIONSInna Hughes, M.D., Ph.D.(Pronouns: she/her/hers)Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 275-2808Administrative: (585) 275-9403Administrative: (585) 275-2808Fax: (585) 275-3683A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentAccepting New PatientsLocations220 East River Rd, 3rd FloorRochester, NY 14623Faculty AppointmentsAssociate Professor - Department of Neurology , Epilepsy (SMD) Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - JointPatient Care SettingsNeurology, PediatricsBiographyProfessional BackgroundInna Hughes, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Child Neurology and Epilepsy at the University of Rochester. Her clinical interests are both in pediatric epilepsy and general child neurology. Dr. Hughes completed undergraduate studies at Williams College and graduated from Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine after completion of the combined MD, PhD program. She completed her Child Neurology residency training and a Pediatric Epilepsy fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Dr. Hughes is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and board certified in Epilepsy. She is an active member in the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and the Child Neurology Society. She has several research interests including the development and genetics of childhood onset epilepsy syndromes, dietary therapy in children and teens, transition of care for young adults with epilepsy, and development of teaching and community programs to improve education and awareness for patients with epilepsy.CredentialsEducation2007MD | Washington University School of MedicinePost-doctoral Training & Residency07/01/2014 - 06/02/2015Fellowship in Epilepsy at University of Rochester Medical Center06/29/2009 - 06/30/2012Residency at University of Rochester Medical Center06/23/2007 - 06/26/2009Internship in Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital-University of RochesterVIEW ALL expand_moreAwards2011Upstate New York Regional ChampionsSponsor: New York State Neurological Society, NeuroStakes2011Alpha Omega Alpha SocietySponsor: University of Rochester Medical School2007Spencer T and Ann W. Olin Medical Scientist FellowSponsor: Washington University School of Medicine2004 - 2007Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual FellowshipSponsor: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness2004Merlie Fine Sciences Travel AwardSponsor: Washington University School of Medicine2004Viktor Hamburger AwardSponsor: Washington University School of Medicine2004Graduate Student Presentation AwardSponsor: Stowers Institute, Mid-West Developmental Biology Meeting1999 - 2003Medical Scientist Training Program grantSponsor: Washington University School of Medicine1999Honors in Biology, Magna cum LaudeSponsor: Williams College1998Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship ProgramSponsor: Harvard School of Public Health1995 - 1997Acceleration to Excellence ScholarshipSponsor: Simon's Rock College of BardVIEW ALL expand_moreClinical TrialsA Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of NBI-921352 as Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects With SCN8A Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathy Syndrome (SCN8A-DEE)Lead Researcher: Inna Hughes The study, known as the Kayak Study, looks at how the investigational drug affects the symptoms, quality of life, severity of seizures, and frequency of seizures when compared to a placebo (inactive drug) in individuals 2-21 years of age diagnosed with SCN8A-DEE. View Study Details PublicationsJournal Articles4/5/2022Munger Clary H, Josephson SA, Franklin G, Herman ST, Hopp JL, Hughes I, Meunier L, Moura LMVR, Parker-McFadden B, Pugh MJ, Schultz R, Spanaki MV, Bennett A, Baca C. "Seizure Frequency Process and Outcome Quality Measures: Quality Improvement in Neurology." Neurology.. 2022 Apr 5; 98(14):583-590. 5/4/2021Poliquin S, Hughes I, Shen W, Mermer F, Wang J, Mack T, Xu D, Kang JQ. "Genetic mosaicism, intrafamilial phenotypic heterogeneity, and molecular defects of a novel missense SLC6A1 mutation associated with epilepsy and ADHD." Experimental neurology.. 2021 May 4; :113723. Epub 2021 May 04. 10/30/2018Patel AD, Baca C, Franklin G, Herman ST, Hughes I, Meunier L, Moura LMVR, Munger Clary H, Parker-McFadden B, Pugh MJ, Schultz RJ, Spanaki MV, Bennett A, Josephson SA. "Quality improvement in neurology: Epilepsy Quality Measurement Set 2017 update." Neurology.. 2018 Oct 30; 91(18):829-836. Epub 2018 Oct 03. 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