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Mark Hughes, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Mark Hughes is board-certified in Gastroenterology. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He completed an Internship and Residency at the University of Arkansas and completed a Gastrointestinal (GI) Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hughes is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

After 17 years of private practice in his hometown of Frankfort, Kentucky, Dr. Hughes and his family moved to Florida in 2012 when he joined Health First. Dr. Hughes's office is located in Viera and he providers GI services to the patients at Health First's Viera Hospital. His professional interests include diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, including the colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver, pancreas, small intestine, and stomach. He treats a variety of diseases including Crohn's disease, GERD, Hepatitis C, Ulcerative Colitis as well as screening for Cancer and Colon Polyps.

Dr. Hughes is committed to educating the community about colorectal cancer detection and prevention. He was a member of the Governor's Commission on Colon Cancer in Kentucky and he often lectures about the disease to the public.

In his spare time, Dr. Hughes enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies include golf, reading and snow skiing.

Medical School

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY


University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR


University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
(Gastroenterology and Hepatology)