Dr. Richard K. McHugh

McHugh RichardAssistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director

Contact Information:
Phone: 205-934-9765   Fax: 205-934-3993   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Administrative Support: 
Denise Chambers - 205-934-9765 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
Laryngology
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

Fellowship
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2011-2012

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

Publications
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.