Dr. Richard K. McHugh

McHugh Richard   Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

  Contact Information:
  Phone: 205-934-9766   Fax: 205-934-3993
  Email: rmchugh@uabmc.edu

  Administrative Support:
  Denise Chambers
  205-934-9765  |  dchamber@uabmc.edu

  Schedule Appointment: 205-934-9766


Physical Address:
563 Boshell Building
1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Mailing Address:
BDB 563
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012
Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology, 2012

Clinical Areas of Interest
Care of the Professional Voice

Research Areas of Interest
Multiple aspects of voice including aging, scar formation, and professional voice usage
Airway stenosis from basic science to improving care
Improving medical student and resident education with a focus on technological advancements

Medical School
University of Southern California, 2001-2006 

Residency Program
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2006-2011

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2011-2012

Awards & Honors
2007 - 2008     Resident Master Teacher Program – Loma Linda University – House Staff Office

1. Seiberling KA, McHugh RK, Aruni W, Church CA. 2011. The impact of intraoperative saline irrigation on bacterial load within the maxillary sinus. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol Sep-Oct;1(5):351-5.

2. White CH, Ohmen JD, Sheth S, Zebboudj AF, McHugh RK, Hoffman LF, Lusis AJ, Davis RC, Friedman RA. 2009. Genome-wide screening for genetic loci associated with noise-induced hearing loss. Mamm Genome 20 (4): 207-13.

3. Sheth S, McHugh R. 2008. Genetics of Hearing Loss. In Audiology: Diagnosis. 2nd Edition. Thieme Medical Publishers, NY.

4. Inman JC, Kim P, McHugh R. 2008. Retroesophageal subclavian artery - esophageal fistula: a rare complication of a salivary bypass tube. Head & Neck 30 (8): 1120-3.

5. McHugh RK, Friedman RA. 2006. Genetics of hearing loss: Allelism and modifier genes produce a phenotypic continuum. Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 288 (4): 370-81.

6. McHugh RK. 2005. Ph.D. Dissertation – Adaptation of a Novel Electrochemical Detection Methodology to Immunochemical-Based Assays. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.