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Richard P. Shugerman, MD

Richard P. Shugerman, MD

Pediatrics-Inpatient, Emergency Medicine

On staff since January 1988

Children's Title: Director, Regional Education and Faculty Development

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"I am drawn to pediatric emergency medicine because of the tremendous variety of patients, illnesses and acuity that one encounters. I am constantly learning, in order to stay up with the latest advances. I am drawn to teaching for many of these same reasons: sharing the excitement of pediatrics, learning every day to keep up with all of the incredible residents and students who come through our program and most importantly for me having the opportunity to listen to and support these tremendously bright and talented individuals as they make important personal and career decisions. Its a real gift to be a part of that process."

Richard Shugerman, MD, is an emergency attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is director of Regional Education and Faculty Development for the Department of Pediatrics.

He received his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and completed an internship and a residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington. Shugerman is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics and certified by the American Heart Association as a PALS provider. Shugerman is active on several regional and national committees and has published extensively.

Making A Difference

  • Training Ground

    The opportunity to live and practice in a rural setting and pursue the passion that brings new doctors to pediatric medicine distinguishes the UW Pediatric Residency Program. ... cont.

Recommendations

  • Richard Sequim, WA 05.16.12

    I have known Dr. Shugerman since February, 1988, in a working capacity. I was the office manager in the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center from 2/88 until 1/98, where he was an attending physician. He is and always has been a fine gentleman, a fantastic physician; and is very highly devoted to his profession, his patients and the residents of the University of Washington School of Medicine/Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center. I have the utmost confidence in him and his abilities and professionalism - he has attended to my granddaughter in an emergency situation. Additionally, he is a strong family man. Richard H. Lohrman

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Medical education, physician career satisfaction, child abuse

Research Focus Area

Therapeutic Trials

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
Robert S. Holm Leadership Award Leadership and support for pediatric program directors Association of Pediatric Program Directors Jan. 1, 2009
Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award In recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in Graduate Medical Education Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Feb. 2008

Publications

  • Pletcher BA, Rimsza ME, Cull WL, Shipman SA, Shugerman RP, O'Connor KG
    Primary care pediatricians' satisfaction with subspecialty care, perceived supply, and barriers to care.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2010 June : 1011-5, 1015.e1
  • Shipman SA, Pan RJ
    Financing graduate medical education to meet the needs of children and the future pediatrician workforce.
    Pediatrics , 2008 Apr, : 855-61
  • Doug Opel, Richard P Shugerman, Heather A McPhillips, Wendy Sue L Swanson, Sarah E Archibald, Douglas S Diekema
    Professionalism and the match: a pediatric residency program's postinterview no-call policy and its impact on applicants
    Pediatrics , 2007 Oct. 1 : e826-31
  • McMurray JE, Heiligers PJ, Shugerman RP, Douglas JA, Gangnon RE, Voss C, Costa ST, Linzer M
    Part-time medical practice: where is it headed?
    The American journal of medicine , 2005 Jan. : 87-92
  • Klein EJ, Kapoor D, Shugerman RP
    The diagnosis of intussusception.
    Clinical pediatrics , 2004 May : 343-7
  • Klein EJ, Jackson JC, Kratz L, Marcuse EK, McPhillips HA, Shugerman RP, Watkins S, Stapleton FB
    Teaching professionalism to residents.
    Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2003 Jan. : 26-34

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Leading Resident Learning in Quality Improvement Pediatric Academic Societies: Topic Plenary, Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD May 1, 2009