Jonathan Alexander Hughes, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe it is important to provide safe, high-quality, patient-centered care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hughes is a transfusion medicine trained clinical pathologist who practices blood banking/transfusion medicine, laboratory coagulation, and apheresis services.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hughes's academic interests are in patient blood management and data-driven quality analysis and process improvement. 



Undergraduate School

B.A., Health Sciences, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI 2003

Medical School

M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI 2007


Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA 2008-2012


Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA 2012-2013

Owen F. Thomas Award, California Blood Bank Society (CBBS), 2021

Hughes JA, Bravo MD, Townsend M, Kamel H. Characterization of health issues in young first-time blood donors. Vox Sang. 2021 Mar;116(3):288-295. doi:10.1111/vox.13022. Epub 2020 Dec 5. PMID:33277937.

Hughes J, McNaughton J, Andrews J, George T, Bergero C, Pyke-Grimm K, Galel SA, Gonzalez C, Goodnough LT, Fontaine MJ. Infusion pump-mediated mechanical hemolysis in pediatric patients. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2015 Spring;45(2):140-7. PMID:25887866.

Hughes JA, Fontaine MJ, Gonzalez CL, Layon AG, Goodnough LT, Galel SA. Case report of a transfusion-associated hepatitis A infection. Transfusion. 2014 Sep;54(9):2202-6. doi:10.1111/trf.12648. Epub 2014 Apr 1. PMID:24689888. 

McClain CM, Hughes J, Andrews JC, Blackburn J, Sephel S, France D, Viele M, Goodnough LT, Young PP. Blood ordering from the operating room: turnaround time as a quality indicator. Transfusion. 2013 Jan;53(1):41-8. doi:10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03670.x. Epub 2012 Apr 27. PMID:22536922. 

Hughes J. Automated Plasma Collection: Infrequent and Frequent Plasma Donation. Apheresis: Principles and Practice, 4th ed. Volume 2: Donor Center, AABB Press, Bethesda MD. 2021.

Hughes J, Gresens C. Using Group A Plasma to Support Emergently Bleeding Patients. America’s Blood Centers’ Blood Bulletin. 2019;19:2.

Andrews J, Hughes J, Murphy M, et. al. Transfusion Medicine. Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology: Fourteenth Edition, Wolkers Kluwer Health Pharma Solutions (Europe) Ltd. 2018.