About Dr. Hughey and Operational Medicine
Dr. Hughey is an
Associate Professor of
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Northwestern University
Medical School in Chicago. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor
of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the
Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda MD. He
is on the adjunct faculty at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute,
NAVSUBBASNLON, Groton CT. He holds an appointment as a Senior Clinician Educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
After receiving his
AB degree in biochemistry from Princeton University in 1970, he
attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood,
Illinois, completing his MD in 1974. He underwent residency training
in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, graduating in
1978. He is board certified in OB-GYN.
Dr. Hughey entered
private practice in 1978 with the NorthCare Medical group, where he
was OB-GYN department chairman and Vice President of the medical
group. He left that group in 1987 to form the Brookside Associates in
Winnetka, IL. In June, 2007, he retired from private clinical practice
but continues to operate the Brookside Associates as a medical
Dr. Hughey joined
the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1988 as a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical
Corps. He was later promoted to Commander, and then Captain, before
leaving the Navy in 2002. He served aboard the USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower CVN-69, USS Frank Cable AS-40, USS Holland AS-32, and with
the Marines. He had assignments at the US Naval Hospitals in Keflavic,
Iceland, Yokosuka, Japan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Great Lakes, Illinois,
Charleston, South Carolina, and ASU Bahrain. He was recalled several
times to active duty to serve at the Naval Submarine Medical Research
Groton, CT, with the Operational Medicine and Fleet Support Division
of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and as Special Assistant to the
Navy Surgeon General, working with the U.S. Special Operations
He received his
Command and Staff Diploma from United States Naval War College. His
military decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy
Commendation Medal, and two Meritorious Service Medals.
Dr. Hughey is the
author of numerous clinical research papers, textbook chapters, and 5
- Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology: The Medical Care of Women
Assigned to Sea Duty and Other Isolated Duty Stations.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy, Department of
- Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2nd Edition: The Health Care of
Women in Military Settings. NAVMEDPUB
6300.2A, 6300.2B, 6300.2C. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery,
Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, 2000
Emergencies in Obstetrics & Gynecology: The Surgical Care of Women
in Operational Settings. Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy, Department of Defense,
- Operational Medicine 2001: Health Care in Military Settings.
NAVMEDPUB 5139. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy,
Department of Defense, 2001
- Military Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Brookside Associates, Wilmette, IL, 2006
Dr. Hughey started Operational
Medicine in 2006 as a way to provide useful educational resources to
those medical providers working in unconventional settings where
important resources may be significantly restricted. These resources
include limited supplies, expertise, time, location, or climate
Michael John Hughey, MD
The Brookside Associates, Ltd.
Medical Education Division
In the Persian Gulf
In the cockpit of an LCAC
Aboard the USS Frank Cable AS-40, entering Pearl Harbor
important way to
insure improvement of the medical education process is through feedback.
Feedback may be
positive, negative, or neither. It may be lengthy or brief. It may be
limited or grand in scope. I consider all these thoughts seriously and will
make good use of them in revising the material.
Some revisions are not
within my control. I can't revise official publications that were
not created by me, but I can certainly attach notices to them,
pointing out their problems or issues. I can also help in forwarding
any concerns to those with the authority to make revisions.
If you have sources of
good training materials, I'd like to see them and possibly post them
on the website.
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