Mary C. Hughes, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified radiologist with subspecialty expertise in breast and oncologic imaging. I joined MSK after doing a fellowship in breast and body imaging here. I have been practicing radiology for more than nine years.

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As a member of the Breast Imaging Service, I participate in both screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, MRI, and all image-guided breast interventional procedures. This includes seed localizations. I am also a member of the Body Imaging Service, for which I interpret body CT studies. I work closely with other leaders in the field to help guide the care of people with cancer. We have a shared goal of creating the most-effective treatment plans and providing the best care for our patients.

As Program Director of Breast and Oncologic Imaging Training, I am very involved in medical education. I help shape the next generation of innovators, who then carry the knowledge from their time at MSK forward to their next institution. I am also Director of the Observership Program. This allows doctors from all over the world the opportunity to see how we practice medicine at MSK. After completing their observership, these doctors can take their newfound knowledge and best practices home to help people in their communities.

  • Clinical Expertise: Breast and Body Imaging
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Diagnostic Radiology


Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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