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Marion Alicia Hughes, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology
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Interest (in 3 to 10 words): Education, Cranial Neuralgias

Education Medical School: University of Pittsburgh

Residency: University of Michigan

Fellowship: Neuroradiology, University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
Medical / Graduate School University of Pittsburgh
Residency University of Michigan
Clinical / Post-doctoral Fellowship Neuroradiology, University of Michigan
Current Radiological Society of North America2001-present
American Society of Neuroradiology2006-present
American Roentgen Ray Society 2006-2012
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology 2015-present
American Medical Association2018-present
Association of University Radiologists2018-present
Association of Program Directors in Radiology2018-present
Pennsylvania Radiological Society 2019-present
Board Member 2020-present
Specialties
& Programs
PET
MR
CT
Clinical
Clinical Interest cranial neuralgias
head and neck cancer imaging
skullbase tumors
Research Interest Imaging Head and Neck Malignancies
PET/CT
Imaging Cranial Neuralgias
Selected Publications   McDermott M, Hughes M, Rath T, Johnson JT, Heron DE, Kubicek GJ, Kim SW, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U, Ohr JP, Branstetter BF. Negative Predictive Value of Surveillance PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Aug; 34(8):1632-6. PubMed PMID: 23639557

Owlia M, Lan Y, Deible C, Hughes MA , Jovin F, Bump GM. CT Scan Overuse in Frequently Admitted Medical
Patients. Am J Med. 2014 May; 127(5): 406-410. PubMed PMID: 24508413

Sekula RF, Frederickson AM, Branstetter BF, Oskin, JE, Stevens DR, Zwagerman NT, Grandhi R, Hughes MA. Thin-slice T2 MRI imaging predicts vascular pathology in hemifacial spasm: A case-control study. Mov. Disord., 2014 Sep (29):12991303. PMID:25044001

Owosho AA, Hughes MA, Prasad JL, Potuluri A, Branstetter BF. Psammomatoid and Trabecular Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma: two distinct radiologic entities. Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Path and Oral Radiol. 2014; Dec 118: 732-738. PMID:25457891

Hughes MA, Branstetter BF, Frederickson AM, Oskin JE, Yankevich U, Sekula RF. Imaging Hemifacial Spasm. Neurographics 2015 Jan/Feb; 5(1):28.

Choby GW, Mattos JL, Hughes MA, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH, Wang EW. Delayed nasoseptal flaps for endoscopic skull base reconstruction: proof of concept and evaluation of outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):255-9. PMID:25475502

Hughes MA, Branstetter BF, Taylor CT, Fakhran S, Delfyett WT, Frederickson AM, Sekula RF. MRI Findings in Patients with a History of Failed Prior Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm: How to Image and Where to Look. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 2015 Apr 36(4):768-73]. PMID:25430858

Rodriguez D, Branstetter BF, Agarwal V, Palfey S, Ching KC, Bump GM, Hughes MA. Incidence of Complications Following Fluoroscopically-guided Lumbar Punctures and Myelograms. AJR Amer J Roentgenology 2016 Jan 206(1): 20-25. PMID: 26700333

Lueng AS, Rath TJ, Hughes MA, Kim S, Branstetter BF. Optimal Timing of First Surveillance FDG-PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Head and Neck. 2016 Apr; 38 Suppl1:E853-8. PMID: 25917499

Panczykowski DM, Frederickson AM, Hughes MA, Oskin JE, Stevens DR, Sekula RF Jr. A Blinded, Case-Control Trial Assessing the Value of SSFP MRI in the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia. World Neurosurg 2016 May (89):427-33. PMID: 26476278

Hughes MA, Frederickson AM, Branstetter BF, Sekula RF. MR imaging of the trigeminal nerve in patients with trigeminal neuralgia secondary to vascular compression. AJR Amer J Roentgenology 2016 Mar206(3): 595-600. PMID: 26901017

Panczykowski DM, Frederickson AM, Hughes MA, Oskin JE, Stevens DR, Sekula RF Jr. A Blinded, Case-Control Trial Assessing the Value of SSFP MRI in the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia. World Neurosurg 2016 May (89):427-33. PMID: 26476278

Delic J, Alhilahi L, Hughes MA, Gumus S, Fakhran S. White Matter Injuries in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Migraines: Diffusion Entropy Analysis. Radiology 2016 Jun;279(3):859-66. PMID: 26829524

McDowell MM, Zhu X, Hughes MA, Sekula RF. Facial spasms, but not hemifacial spasm: a case report and review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Sept 32(9):1735-1739. PMID: 26984806

Pan LA, Martin P, Zimmer T, Segreti AM, Kassiff S, McKain BW, Baca CA, Rengasamy M, Hyland K, Walano N, Steinfeld R, Hughes MA, Dobrowolski SK, Pasquino M, Diler R, Perel J, Finegold DN, Peters DG, Naviaux RK, Brent DA, and Vockley G. Neurometabolic disorders: potentially treatable abnormalities in patients with treatment refractory depression and suicidal behavior. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 1;174(1):42-50. PMID:27523499

Yankevich U, Hughes MA, Rath TJ, Fakhran S, Alhilahi LM, Kim S, Branstetter BF. PET/CT for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Should We Routinely Include the Head and Abdomen? AJR Amer J Roentgenology. 2017 April 208(4):844-848. PMID: 28177644

Rath TJ, Narayanan S, Hughes MA, Ferris RL, Chiosea SI, Branstetter BF. Solid Lymph Nodes as an Imaging Biomarker for Risk Stratification in Human Papillomavirus-related Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2017 Jul;38(7):1405-1410. PMID: 28450437

Agarwal V, Bump GM, Heller MT, Ling-Wan C, Branstetter BF, Amesur NB, Hughes MA. Do Residency Selection Factors Predict Radiology Resident Performance? Academic Radiology. 2018 Mar;25(3):397-402. PMID: 29239834

Sumkin A, Magnetta M, Anderson R, Zuley M, Hughes MA. Development and Assessment of a Multidisciplinary Radiology Contrast Reaction Training Course: Our Experience and Future Directions.
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2017 Oct 31. PMID: 29174138

Faden DL, Hughes MA, Lavigne P, Wang E, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH. Diagnosis and Endoscopic Endonasal Management of Non-Traumatic Pseudoaneurysms of the Cranial Base. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2018 May; 8(5):641-647. PMID: 29485762

Chabot JD, Patel C, Hughes MA, Wang E, Snyderman C, Gardner P, Fernandez-Miranda JC. Nasoseptal flap necrosis: a rare complication of endoscopic endonasal surgery. J Neurosurg. 2018 May; 128(5):1463-1472. PMID: 28731395

Agarwal V, Bump GM, Heller MT, Chen LW, Branstetter BF 4th, Amesur NB, Hughes MA. Resident Case Volume Correlates with Clinical Performance: Finding the Sweet Spot. Acad Radiol 2018 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30087064. Recognized by Radiology Business: (https://www.radiologybusiness.com/topics/leadership/radiology-residents-volumes-clinical-performance)

Jani RH, Hughes MA, Ligus ZE, Nikas A, Sekula RF. MRI Findings and Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Microvascular Decompression for Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. Journal of Neuroimaging. 2018 September 28(5): 477-482. PMID: 30102011

Wangaryattawanich P, Branstetter BF, Hughes MA, Clump DA, Heron DE, Rath TJ. Negative Predictive Value of NI-RADS Category 2 First Post-treatment FDG PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Oct:39(10):1884-1888. PMID: 30166429.

Patel V, Falvello V, Hughes MA, Schaitkin B. Aggressive Fibromatosis of the Parotid Gland. ENT Journal.
2018 December 97(12): E28-E30.

Jani RH, Hughes MA, Gold MS, Branstetter BF, Ligus Z, Sekula RFE. Trigeminal Nerve Compression without Trigeminal Neuralgia: Intraoperative vs. Imaging Evidence. Neurosurgery. 2019 Jan 1;84(1):60-65 PMID: 29425330

Hughes MA, Jani RH, Fakhran S, Chang Y, Branstetter BF, Parthasarathy DT, Sekula RF. Significance of Degree of Neurovascular Compression in Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia. J Neurosurg. 2019 Jun 14:1-6. PMID: 31200377

Chang LW, Kazlouslaya V, Bodelon J, Hughes MA, Najjar Y, Bunimovich Y, Karunamurthy A, Ho J. Metastatic Melanoma with Sebocyte-like Melanocytes and Widespread Visceral Involvement. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2020 April 10(2). PMID: 32363107
Honors and  
Awards
Radiology Society of North America Certificate of Merit 11/2011
Electronic Exhibit
Anatomic Variants of the Vertebral Column, a Pictorial Review

American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting 5/2014
Outstanding Presentation Award in Head and Neck Radiology
Cystic Lymph Nodes as a Predictor of Prognosis in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting4/2015
Outstanding Presentation Award in Adult Brain-General Neuroradiology
Determination of the Minimum Mean Structural Similarity Index (mSSIM) Necessary to Preserve Image Quality When Utilizing Compressed Sensing MR in Neuroimaging

AJR American Journal of Roentgenology [selected AJR journal club]1/2016
Incidence of Complications Following Fluoroscopically-guided Lumbar Punctures and Myelograms.

UPMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Divisional Teaching Award of Excellence
6/2017

UPMC Diagnostic Radiology Residency Divisional Teaching Award of Excellence
6/2018

American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting6/2018
Outstanding Presentation Award in Head and Neck Radiology
Negative Predictive Value of NI-RADS Category 2 First Post-treatment FDG PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

CNS 2018 Annual Meeting10/2018
Top Poster Award
Proposed Grading System for Trigeminal Neuralgia to Predict Outcome Following Microvascular Decompression.

UPMC Richard L. Baron Leadership Award6/2019
Selected by the faculty, fellows, and residents of the Department of Radiology.
Given to the one faculty member who best exemplifies leadership, vision, commitment, and achievement.

SCARD LEAD program, selected participant2019-2020
Leading, Empowering, and Disrupting (LEAD) program.
Selected participants are women in both Radiology and industry who have been identified as the next leaders in Radiology and their respective organizations.

Pittsburgh Magazine Best Doctors2019, 2020
Top doctor as chosen by their peers in the field of Radiology

UPMC Richard L. Baron Leadership Award6/2020
Selected by the faculty, fellows, and residents of the Department of Radiology.
Given to the one faculty member who best exemplifies leadership, vision, commitment, and achievement.

UPMC Michael P. Federle Mentorship Award6/2020
Selected by the faculty, fellows, and residents of the Department of Radiology.
Given to the one person who over the course of the residency has been the most significant role model based on the following attributes: Leadership, Expertise, Achievement, Professionalism, Commitment to Education.

Minnies Awards, Most Effective Radiology Educator, semifinal candidate, AuntMinnie.com 9/2020
PubMed Publications   See a listing of publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of medicine.