Title: Career Officer, Surgeon, Obstetrician, Gynecologist
Company: Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Location: Kents Store, Virginia, United States
William F. Hughes, Career Officer, Surgeon, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in women’s health and education.
Dr. Hughes has lead an exciting and successful career packed with a myriad of accomplishments. Whatever he has set his mind to he has excelled, and this is prevalent in such achievements of having logged more than 1,046 combat flying hours with the US Army; having his family selected in a Bank of America national contest to represent all military families; documenting service in the nation’s wars starting with the Revolutionary War; being the second officer inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club; being nationally ranked in 50-mile and 100-mile runs; running 24 marathons and 12 ultras and finishing two International Iron Man competitions. In addition, Dr. Hughes taught residents for more than 17 years and is responsible for delivering more than 4,000 babies. While currently serving as a physician at a private practice since 1996, he also recently worked at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in the obstetrics-gynecology department.
Coming from a family deeply rooted in the military, it was natural for Dr. Hughes to go into service as well. Utilizing his family’s influence, as well as his military background, he decided to go into the field of medicine to continue serving others. Dr. Hughes first graduated from the prestigious West Point Military Academy in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science. He later received an MD from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1978. Following this, he interned and completed a residency in obstetrics-gynecology at the Tripler Army Medical Center. Throughout his medical career, he has largely worked at army bases and medical centers, including the Martin Army Community Hospital, the MacDill Air Force Base and Fort Sam. Dr. Hughes has also taught at Texas A&M University.
In his career, Dr. Hughes has acquired many awards for his outstanding work. These awards and acknowledgements include: Silver Star, Gallantry in Action; Distinguished Flying Cross; Purple Heart; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with Three Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal with V Device and Three Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal with 36 Awards; Combat Infantry Badge; Ranger Tab; Senior Army Aviator Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Master Flight Surgeon Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; British Airborne Wings; Inductee, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club; Military Order of Medical Merit; Local Community Award, Volunteer Fire Department and the Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster. In 2018, he was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, he was featured in “A Veteran’s Legacy,” and he has also authored editions of the “L & D Survival Cards.”
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