James Hougas III, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

James Hougas III

Contact Info

jhougas@umn.edu

Office Phone 651-772-3461

Office Address:
Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic
1414 Maryland Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55106

MD, Creighton University School of Medicine

University of Nebraska Medical Center/Offutt Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency


Medical Interests: Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, trauma care, office based procedures, physician leadership, and colonoscopy

Personal Interests: Woodworking, gardening, music, running, board and card games, spending time with his wife and four children

Summary

James Hougas, III, MD, FAAFP joined the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency in 2017. Before this, he served on active duty with the United States Air Force for five years after residency. His assignments included outpatient practice at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, residency faculty and full spectrum Family Medicine at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, and deployment to Afghanistan, Qatar, and elsewhere. He is interested in infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, trauma care and systems, office based procedures, physician leadership, and colonoscopy. He is also an instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors - Rising Stars, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, 2019
  • Meritorious Service Medal, 2017
  • Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with one campaign star, 2017
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, 2017
  • German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge - Silver, 2016
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, 2016
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2015

Research

Publications

Hougas III, J.E. (2019). Teaching an old dog new tricks: Experiences of a junior faculty teaching colonoscopy to an experienced faculty learner. STFM Messenger.

Blegen, C.D. and Hougas III, J.E. (2019). Hypercholesterolemia. In F.J. Domino, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult (28th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Broszko, C.M. and Hougas III, J.E. (2019). Meningitis, Viral. In F.J. Domino, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult (28th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Fahey-Ahrndt, D.J. andHougas III, J.E.(2019). Protein C Deficiency. In F.J. Domino, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult (28th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

DeSpain, S.M.,Hougas III, J.E.(2019). Prostatic Hyperplasia, Benign. In F.J. Domino, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult (28th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Haroldson, T.A. andHougas III, J.E.(2019). Vocal Cord Dysfunction. In F.J. Domino, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult (28th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Hougas III, J.E., Bruneteau, R.J., & Varman M. (2011). Mycobacterium goodii infection of skin graft in an immunocompetent child. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 19(2), 146-147.

Clinical

Board Certifications

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Infectious diseases; antimicrobial stewardship; trauma care; office-based procedures; physician leadership; and colonoscopy

Media

In The News

Wellman PW (2017, January 27). Interview with James Hougas. Fraternization fears threaten Resolute Support’s Feline Force Protection Program. Stars and Stripes.

Hougas III JE (2014, February 7). Flu Vaccination: It’s not too late! Global Guardian, p. 5.

Hougas III JE (2014, January 21). Giving good feedback: Essential leadership for growing Airmen. Global Guardian, p. 2, 4.