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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."

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.


RichardSequim, WA05.16.12
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
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Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical/Professional School
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham
Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Medical education, physician career satisfaction, child abuse

Research Focus Area

Therapeutic Trials

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
Robert S. Holm Leadership AwardLeadership and support for pediatric program directorsAssociation of Pediatric Program DirectorsJan. 1, 2009
Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" AwardIn recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in Graduate Medical EducationAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical EducationFeb. 2008


Primary care pediatricians' satisfaction with subspecialty care, perceived supply, and barriers to care.
The Journal of pediatrics , 2010 Jun: 1011-5, 1015.e1
Financing graduate medical education to meet the needs of children and the future pediatrician workforce.
Pediatrics , 2008 Apr: 855-61
Professionalism and the match: a pediatric residency program's postinterview no-call policy and its impact on applicants
Pediatrics , Oct. 1, 2007: e826-31
Part-time medical practice: where is it headed?
The American journal of medicine , 2005 Jan: 87-92
The diagnosis of intussusception.
Clinical pediatrics , 2004 May: 343-7
Teaching professionalism to residents.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2003 Jan: 26-34


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Leading Resident Learning in Quality ImprovementPediatric Academic Societies: Topic Plenary, Annual MeetingBaltimore, MDMay 1, 2009

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OC.7.830 - GME Programs
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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