Inna Hughes, M.D., Ph.D.

Inna Hughes, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

919 Westfall Road, Clinton Crossings Bldg C, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 275-2808

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Professional Bio

Inna Hughes, MD, PhD, is a Senior Instructor of Child Neurology and Epilepsy fellow 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 at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. She is currently completing an epilepsy fellowship in addition to seeing general child neurology patients.

Dr. Hughes is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. 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, and development of teaching and community programs to improve education and awareness for patients with epilepsy.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Upstate New York Regional Champions | New York State Neurological Society, NeuroStakes 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha Society | University of Rochester Medical School 2011
Spencer T and Ann W. Olin Medical Scientist Fellow | Washington University School of Medicine 2007
Merlie Fine Sciences Travel Award | Washington University School of Medicine 2004
Viktor Hamburger Award | Washington University School of Medicine 2004
Graduate Student Presentation Award | Stowers Institute, Mid-West Developmental Biology Meeting 2004
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship | National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness 2004 - 2007
Honors in Biology, Magna cum Laude | Williams College 1999
Medical Scientist Training Program grant | Washington University School of Medicine 1999 - 2003
Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program | Harvard School of Public Health 1998
Acceleration to Excellence Scholarship | Simon's Rock College of Bard 1995 - 1997

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD PhD | Developmental Biology | Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis2007
BA | Biology | Williams College1999

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
Residency at University of Rochester Medical Center06/29/2009 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester06/23/2007 - 06/26/2009