Associate Professor T. Michael Hughes

Head SMP Sydney Clinical School, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology
Clinical Director Division of Surgical Services, Sydney Adventist Hospital
Surgical Oncologist, Sydney Adventist Hospital
Associate Professor, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Associate Professor Hughes is a Surgical Oncologist with over 30 years’ experience, having trained as a general surgeon then pursued post-fellowship training in surgical oncology. His expertise includes the management of breast cancer as well as benign breast disease, melanoma as well as advanced and rare non-melanoma skin cancers, soft tissue tumours benign and sarcoma, salivary gland tumours and lymph node malignancy (neck, axilla and groin).

Associate Professor Hughes is committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients. He ensures that the care given to his patients is the best and safest possible through his significant involvement in research, education, leadership and quality management systems at NSO, the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) and more broadly. In addition to his medical practice Associate Professor Hughes has number of significant leadership roles including - the Head of the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, the University of Sydney; the Clinical Director of Surgical Services and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at SAH; Chairman of the SAH Breast Cancer and Surgical Oncology/Head and Neck MDTs; Chairman of the Section of Surgical Oncology of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; committee member on a number of state and national advisory groups.



  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgery

Research interests

Associate Professor Hughes has research interests in all his areas of clinical practice as well as perioperative medicine and quality and safety in healthcare.