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Current Affiliation: University of Michigan
Richard E. Hughes, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. He directs the Laboratory for Optimization and Computation in Orthopaedic Surgery and is co-director of the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI). MARCQI is a statewide effort to improve the quality of care for total hip and knee replacement patients consisting of 59 hospitals and over 400 surgeons. He has served as president of the American Society of Biomechanics. He has published over 95 peer-reviewed papers and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and Whitaker Foundation. He enjoys experiencing biomechanics as a recreational rower. He is proud that his students have gone to a wide range of fun and fulfilling careers, ranging from university professor, full-time mother, and Cirque du Soleil acrobat.