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Edward G. Hughes is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is immediate Past President of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Canada’s premier organization representing all disciplines in the field of Fertility care.

After receiving an MBChB from the University of Liverpool Medical School, England, Dr. Hughes obtained additional education in Leicester, England, and later at the University of Ottawa, Ontario. He completed four years of post-fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Ottawa and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Since joining the faculty at McMaster, Dr. Hughes has also completed a Masters Degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

In addition to training as a Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility specialist, Dr. Hughes has worked as a GP in a remote area of Northern BC called Bella Bella at a community hospital run by the United Church of Canada. He has many interests outside medicine, including fine art, windsurfing and skiing. Ed lives in Ancaster, Ontario with his wife (a Pediatrician), their three children and many pets.

Dr. Hughes’ research interests include clinical epidemiology, effectiveness of sub-fertility treatments, the effects of smoking, aging and environmental exposures on reproduction, and the inhibin/TGFß peptide family. He has recently led and completed a multi-centre randomized controlled trial of expectant management versus IVF (EMVI). He is currently beginning research work on Art Therapy as a healing tool for women dealing with infertility. Dr. Hughes has lectured on these topics both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Hughes is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Author and coauthor of numerous publications, Dr. Hughes’ work has appeared in such journals as The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Human Reproduction, and Fertility and Sterility. He is a referee for The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, and Canadian Medical Journal. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal Human Reproduction Update and a founding editor of The Cochrane Collaboration Sub-Fertility module. Dr Hughes also sits on the Science Advisory Panel to the Agency for Human Reproduction Canada.


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