Brenna Hughes, MD, MSc joined the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Duke from Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI where she was Associate Professor, Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Director of Women’s Infectious Diseases consultation.
In 2006, she completed dual fellowships at Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh, in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Infectious Diseases. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at that time. She was a scholar for the Brown NICHD K12 Career Development award in Women’s Reproductive Health Research. Hughes then obtained funding from the NICHD in the form of an individual K23 award focused on examining the impact of pregnancy on the risk of HIV acquisition and was awarded a Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Excellence in Research award for this work.
She has served as the alternate Principal Investigator for the Brown site of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Clinical Trials Network, and as the Principal Investigator for two major randomized clinical trials aimed at prevention of congenital cytomegalovirus infection with funding from NICHD and CDC, respectively. She has served on the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Publications Committee as well as the Practice Bulletin Committee for Obstetrics for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has served on numerous study sections for NIH and CDC. She currently co-chairs the Publications Committee for the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Hughes has been named a regional Castle Connolly Best Doctors in America and been recognized by multiple major journals in the field of obstetrics for providing high quality reviews. She has received resident teaching awards for excellence in teaching every year since joining the Department in 2006.
At Duke, she will serve as the Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship and in a leadership role for safety and quality on Labor and Delivery.