Deborah Hughes, MD

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Deborah Hughes, MD


Personal Biography:

Dr. Hughes is a board-certified cardiologist specializing in adult cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. She has been a guest speaker for reputable associations such as the International Epidemiological Association and American College of Cardiology and is a member of the American Heart Association, as well as the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Hughes joined Samaritan Health Services because of its commitment to innovation and patient-focused health care mission. Originally from Washington state, she is happy to return to the Northwest where she enjoys the many outdoor activities the area has to offer. She also has a love for horses and equestrian activities.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor´s degree: University of Washington    
Medical degree: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Board certification: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography



  • Cardiology
     Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of cardiac birth defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and arrhythmias. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called cardiologists.