About Dr Chris

Dr Chris Hughes was born and educated in Adelaide, before graduating from the University of Adelaide in 1987. He undertook basic residency training in metropolitan Adelaide over the next several years. His interest in Women’s Health was sparked at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was Registrar for the Reproductive Medicine Unit in 1990, prior to entering specialist training in 1991 at Flinders Medical Centre.

His specialist training rotations then took him to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Victoria Hospital, and Royal Darwin Hospital, before returning to Adelaide to work as a specialist in 1997. He currently works in his private practice, as well as at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and has previously worked at Repromed to develop his interest in infertility, and Modbury Hospital.

He has developed interest in rural and remote medical practice from his experience in Darwin, and has worked in Mt Gambier and Broken Hill in supportive roles. His interest in medical training and professional standards led him to be a RANZCOG Councillor representing SA and NT for 6 years, including senior roles in Women’s Health, and Overseas Trained Specialist Committees, and in the promotion of Indigenous Women’s health.

His clinical interests include all risk Obstetric care, infertility and management of menorrhagia.

He strongly supports community based maternity care, collaborative models of care, and is proud to be associated with South Australia’s first Medicare approved collaborative midwife, Donna Mansell. His personal, holistic approach to patient care is the basis of his practice, respecting the contributions and strength of scientific evidence to patient care.