Pamela A. Hughes DO

About This Inductee

Pamela graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School in 1991. She played basketball, volleyball, and ran track and was a four-year starter in each sport. The Times Leader newspaper featured her in an article titled “A Threat for All Seasons.” Her volleyball highlights include first-team All-State her senior year, second-team All-State her junior year; Conference MVP, Coaches MVP, Sunday Independent MVP, PA East-West Coaches Match selection, and All-Conference selection in her junior year. She played on four District II Championship teams. Her basketball highlights include Wyoming Valley Conference Player of the Year, Times Leader Player of the Year, and three-point champion her senior year. She was also selected All-Conference as a junior. She still holds the career scoring record for women with 1360 points. She played on two District Championship teams. In track, she was a District Champion in the 1600 relay who moved on to finish sixth at states. This also stands as a school record for Tunkhannock. Pamela also won districts in the 300 hurdles and medaled three years in the event. Her senior year she received the Ambrose Dutch Keller Award given to the most outstanding athlete with the highest-class rank. She continued her volleyball career at Juniata College where she was a three-year starter and received her degree in biology with a 3.6 GPA. Her team at Juniata finished in the NCAA Division III Final Four all three years of her career. She was an Academic All-American nominee. Her greatest honor was receiving the Carolyn Stambaugh Award chosen by the president of the college. This award goes to the senior woman that most exemplified Carolyn’s qualities of a winning attitude, warm caring concern for others, high values, enthusiasm for life, and self-confidence, as well as strong academic, athletic, and campus involvement. She completed her medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in the top six percent of her class in 1999. She joined the Army during her second year through the Health Professions Scholarship program. She completed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii where she served as the Director of the Special Olympics Medical Team in her second year. She then served as a Resident Faculty and USUHS Medical School Associate Professor of Medicine at Womack Army Medical Center at Ft. Bragg North Carolina. In 2003-2004, she deployed to Baghdad and Tikrit, Iran where she served in the emergency room for the 28th Combat Support Hospital. In 2005, she moved to the civilian sector and worked in emergency medicine for ten years. During that time, her husband David, an Army special Forces Detachment Team Commander was blown up in Afghanistan and her goal became improving his health without prescription medication. This led her to complete a fellowship in functional medicine. She acquired a large practice in South Florida which became The Hughes Center for Functional Medicine. She was certified in hyperbaric oxygen medicine, the Bale Doneen Cardiovascular Method, and the Bredesen Alzheimer’s Program. She ultimately spent her time helping patients get the root cause of illness and reverse Disease using modalities other than prescription drugs. In 2019, she sold this business and has been doing private consulting work with a focus in genomics, stem cells, and reversing disease. Finally, her greatest accomplishment is being a wife and mom. She has been married to David for twenty-three amazing years and has a wonderful twelve-year-old son, Brodie. They are now living on a 180,000-acre historic ranch called Two Dot Ranch and are enjoying their horses Mack, Captain, and Dunny and their English bulldog, Cras.