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Kristen Hughes, PA-C

kristenKristen Hughes is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant with 8 years of experience treating patients across the age span. 

Kristen obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in music and biomedical science and her Master of Science in Medicine from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.  After completing her graduate studies Kristen moved to New York City where she completed a 14-month postgraduate residency-training program for physician assistants in general surgery and subspecialties. After completion of this program she worked for the next seven years in neurological surgery in both NY and then after relocating back to the Midwest, in Illinois. 

Prior to her graduate studies, Kristen spent many years as a direct caregiver for adults with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairment, most of whom also had psychiatric diagnoses.  She has a great deal of passion and empathy for these patients, and is thrilled to bring her experience to the team at Advanced Behavioral Health Services.  She is currently working alongside Dr. Ndrio as a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry PA providing behavioral health services for the Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program at Presence Mercy Medical Center where she is very liked by staff, while continuing to hold high standards caring for patients and their families.


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