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Joseph Edward McHugh, MD


(952) 448-3847

Specialties: Pediatrics

Professional History

Medical Education

  • MD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Dallas, TX


  • Residency - University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Wayzata Childrens Clinic
111 Hundermark Rd STE 420
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 448-3847

Personal Biography

Joe is a native of Oklahoma City who migrated northward to join the Wayzata Children's Clinic in 1983. He attended Rice University in Houston, Texas before entering the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Upon graduation in 1979, he began residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, completing an internship in Internal Medicine and then three years of Pediatric training. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a lifetime member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He continues to meet Maintenance of Certification requirements through the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. McHugh was previously on the Board of Directors at St. David's Child Development and Family Services in Minnetonka, where he served as board chair, and was also on the Executive Board of the MN Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is currently a clinical faculty member in the Dept. of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. His clinical interests include asthma, allergic diseases, educational issues, sports medicine, and infectious disease. Joe and his wife live in Chaska and have 2 grown daughters, both of whom are in careers focusing on the educational and healthcare needs of children. In their free time they enjoy home improvement projects, gardening, anything outdoors. They are dedicated fans of the Minnesota Twins. You may also spot Joe in the trombone section of the Minnesota Valley Community band at their various concerts in the southwest suburbs.