About Paul Eliot Hughes, MD


Meet Dr. Paul Eliot Hughes

At the leading edge of early diagnostics and advanced treatments, Paul Eliot Hughes, MD, offers comprehensive orthopedic care at his practice in San Mateo, California. Dr. Hughes specializes in minimally invasive surgeries to help patients enjoy a healthy, happy, pain-free life.

Dr. Hughes is fellowship trained in sports medicine, learning from the country’s best at medical institutions around the country. Throughout his training, Dr. Hughes served as the team physician for the St. Louis Rams football team, the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, and the St. Louis Blues hockey team.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hughes is involved in the research and development of medical devices and serves as an advisor to new media, several medical companies, and the College of San Mateo, a two-year community college in his city of practice. With a passion for helping others, he dedicates many hours working with the underserved and less fortunate members of the San Mateo community and surrounding area. Dr. Hughes has a reputation for going above and beyond for his patients, making special house calls to the elderly and children with special needs. Dr. Hughes has traveled as far as Australia and Hong Kong to perform cutting-edge surgeries.

Dr. Hughes obtained his undergraduate degree in physics from UCLA, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. He went on to attended the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He was chief resident at George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. during his residency and was recognized by the Washington, D.C. Orthopedic Society for creating the top research paper.

At his San Mateo orthopedic practice, Dr. Hughes offers the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including arthroscopies and computer-assisted surgical techniques. He is dedicated to assisting his patients through surgical and nonsurgical treatment to address chronic pain in the back, hips, and knees. He is highly experienced in innovative procedures, such as platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell treatments.



Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Can't say enough about Dr Hughes. He operated on my right elbow, and made it functional again. So happy with the treatment I am receiving here!"

    Mike D.
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    "My first visit based on his personality and confidence was great! He took more time and cared more in 30 minutes than the months I'd seen another surgeon."

    Karen A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Paul Hughes preformed my knee surgery today thanks to his professionalism, kindness, and expertise I'm home recovering with minimal discomfort or pain."

    Agnes R.
  • Yelp

    "I knew I had an arthritic knee but was trying to deal with the pain. I was so impressed with Dr.Hughes. He is one of the smartest but down to earth doctors I have met."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "...was direct, knowledgeable. An MRI revealed a labral tear and bone spurs which required a hip arthroscopy. Dr. Hughes is one of the very few who does this as well..."

    Susan F.
  • Yelp

    "I've visited their office on several different occasions, and Dr. Hughes has helped a great deal with a long-term injury."

    Claire S.
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    "Last August he performed my total knee replacement. He was very reassuring...did a sensational job for me. Dr. Hughes is smart and honest, he's the real deal."

    Prudence R.
Paul Eliot Hughes MD
100 S. Ellsworth Ave., Suite #504
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650-343-5633
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