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Steve Hughes, MD

Dr. Steve Hughes, Chief Medical Officer, joined Avidity Biosciences in February 2022. Dr. Hughes has over 20 years of experience building and leading clinical development and medical affairs teams. He has contributed to over 50 clinical trials for more than 25 drugs across all stages of drug development and in multiple therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, neurology and several rare diseases with successful license approvals for several rare disease drugs. Dr. Hughes’s previous positions include the Chief Medical Officer at Arcturus and Organovo, Chief Clinical Development Officer at Ionis Pharmaceuticals and clinical leadership positions at Biogen, CSL Behring and Sanofi. Dr. Hughes is board certified in pharmaceutical medicine and received his medical degree from Imperial College, London. He also has an MBA from Imperial College Business School.