John Hughes, Jr., M.D.
Dr. John D. Hughes received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and subsequently received his medical degree from the University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine under the Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP). Upon coming onto active duty in the US Navy, Dr. Hughes completed a Neurology residency at the National Naval Medical Center/National Capital Consortium (currently known as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). He subsequently completed three outservice subspecialty fellowships in the following disciplines: Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology at the University of Florida School of Medicine under the mentorship of Kenneth Heilman, Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Electroencephalography/Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hughes is currently certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, and by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Hughes’ research areas of interest are mainly related to the physiological basis of brain function in sleep and wakefulness and how to utilize an understanding of that physiology to enhance performance in healthy individuals and neurological and psychiatric patient populations. He currently serves as a senior research neurologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).