Richard P Shugerman, MD

Richard P Shugerman, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since January 1988

Children's Title: Director, Pediatric WWAMI and Regional Education

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics; Vice Chair, Faculty 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."

  • Biography

    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 the WWAMI 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.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • 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

    Other Publications

    • Tan C, Johnston H, Hirschfeld M, Tryck S, McPhillips H, Batra M, Marshall S, Stapleton FB, Shugerman R
      The university of washington pediatric alaska track: a novel approach to training primary care pediatricians.
      24949167 Journal of graduate medical education, 2014 June : 6(2)380-2 PMCID:PMC4054762
    • Wong CA, Davis JC, Asch DA, Shugerman RP
      Political tug-of-war and pediatric residency funding.
      24171507 The New England journal of medicine, 2013 Dec 19 : 369(25)2372-4
    • 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.
      20227727 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.
      18381552 Pediatrics, 2008 April : 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
      17768182 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?
      15639215 The American journal of medicine, 2005 Jan. : 87-92
    • Klein EJ, Kapoor D, Shugerman RP
      The diagnosis of intussusception.
      15118777 Clinical pediatrics, 2004 May : 343-7
    • Klein EJ, Kapoor D, Shugerman RP
      The diagnosis of intussusception.
      15118777 Clinical pediatrics, 2004 May : 43(4)343-7
    • Klein EJ, Jackson JC, Kratz L, Marcuse EK, McPhillips HA, Shugerman RP, Watkins S, Stapleton FB
      Teaching professionalism to residents.
      12525406 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


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


University of Washington School of Medicine GME, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Medical education, physician career satisfaction.

Research Focus Area

Translational research, observational studies, investigator-initiated interventional studies, Therapeutic Trials