Jessamine County Coroner

Michael Hughes, Coroner


United States Navy Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, IL

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science/Anesthesia/Pre-Medicine, Wheeling College, Wheeling, WV

Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced)/Para Medic, Belmont County Technical School, St. Clairsville, OH

Ohio Valley Medical Center School for Respiratory Therapy, Wheeling, WV

Owen M. Brown School for Diagnostic Cardiac Ultrasound, Westbrook, IL

Keith M Mauney Theatre for Diagnostic Vascular, Abdominal and Cardiac Imaging, Dallas, TX

In addition I have attended in excess of thirty additional medical related programs related to the cardiac, pulmonary and vascular systems of the human body.


American Veteran of the United States Navy/Marine Corps as a trained combat medic/corpsman

Emergency Medical Technician/Advanced-Started the first EMS in Bridgeport OH where I served as Lieutenant for squad training, as well as volunteer fire fighter.

Technical and Clinical Director of West Penn Blood Center in Pittsburgh, PA and Wheeling, WV.

Medical Examiner assistant to Chief Pathologist at North Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

Started the first Cardiopulmonary Department in East Ohio Valley Hospital at Martins Ferry OH, Technical Director/Instructor of Department.

Program Developer and instructor in Respiratory Therapy Education, Wheeling College, Wheeling, WV.

Advanced Life Support certified

Technical Director of Respiratory Therapy Department, The Washington Hospital, Washington, PA.

Owner/Operator Layne Medical, Inc., a home-care based medical equipment company, for 19 years.

Owner of Michael Hughes Consulting, a provider of diagnostic medical procedures.

Clinical Director of Vascular and Cardiac Ultrasound Labs for Kentucky Cardiology, Lexington, KY.

Professional Memberships:

ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers)
CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International)
ASCVP (American Society of Cardiovascular Professionals)
SDMS (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
ASE (American Society of Diagnostic Echocardiography)
AARC (American Society of Respiratory Care)
KSRC (Kentucky Society of Respiratory Care)


RDCS (AE), (PE) - Adult and Pediatric Echocardiography
RVS - Registered Vascular Specialist
RCVT - Registered Cardiovascular Technologist
PA - Registered Physician Assistant (American Association of Physician Assistants)
CRT - Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (AARC)
RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist (AARC)
RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner (KSRC)

Utilizing the above credentials I perform an average of 2400 procedures annually.
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