Michael Tuggy is a board-certified rural family medicine physician in WInthrop, Washington and serves as a clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was the director of the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program for 14 years prior to returning to full time clinical practice. He obtained his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Tuggy served seven years on active duty in the U.S. Army, including serving with the 1st Infantry Division during the Gulf War in 1991. He has published research in backcountry and telemark skiing injuries, altitude adaptation and illness, as well as studies with virtual reality training devices in family medicine. Dr. Tuggy has published extensively on procedure training in family medicine and is active in improving procedural competency in family medicine education. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, National Ski Patrol, and the Wilderness Medical Society. He has served as the president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) in 2013. He currently serves as the senior editor of the Family Medicine Curriculum Resource, a national curriculum for Family Medicine residency education.