Christopher M. Hughes, MD, GCHP, FCCP, FACP, FCCM


Christopher Hughes


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Christopher M. Hughes, MD, GCHP, FCCP, FACP, FCCM


Research & Practice Interests

Health Policy
Healthcare Reform
Cognitive Science
Population Health
End-of-Life Care
Medical Ethics
Patient Safety
Patient Advocacy
Critical Care Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine


MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Graduate Certificate in Health Policy, Jefferson College of Population Health
BS, Youngstown State University


Internal Medicine, Western Reserve Care System


Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Board Certifications

Hospice and Pallative Care
Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine


Mediation Training


U.S. Healthcare Delivery & Organization


Dr. Christopher Hughes has nearly 30 years of clinical and leadership experience in hospital medicine, critical care medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, as well as a wealth of experience as a physician leader and educator. Dr. Hughes has been a Medical Director in Utilization Management and other activities since 2017. 

He completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Policy at Jefferson School of Population Health and was quickly invited to begin teaching.

Dr. Hughes spent most of his career as a Critical Care Medicine physician. He transitioned to hospice and palliative medicine with the with the University of Pittsburgh's Palliative and Supportive Institute and Family Hospice and Palliative Medicine of Pittsburgh in 2012. He subsequently worked for Capital Blue Cross in Utilization Management and has continued this career path, now with PA Health and Wellness, as part of Pennsylvania's Community Health Choices Program.

He has been active in organized medicine through the Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine's local chapter, Doctors for America, and others. He has led initiatives in patient safety, end-of-life care and health reform. He has also worked actively with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and other organizations advancing patient safety and end-of-life care. 

More recently, Dr. Hughes founded a 501(c)3 organization, Moral Healthcare, with the mission of utilizing Cognitive Science to promote Universal Healthcare in America.