Dr. Michangelo Scruggs is a native of both University City, Missouri (a small suburb just outside Saint Louis) and East Saint Louis, Illinois. In 1996, Dr. Scruggs received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was a member of the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. In 2002 he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine).
Dr. Scruggs completed a Podiatric Orthopedic Residency in 2003 and a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in 2007 at Howard University Hospital. While there, he served as Chief Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Resident, and, in his final year, became Howard's first resident podiatric physician to be elected House Staff Association president.
Dr. Scruggs is the podiatrist/CEO of Footprint Podiatry Consultants, LLC, a full-service podiatry practice in SE Washington, DC, located on the medical campus of United Medical Center. He currently has surgical and admitting privileges at United Medical Center, Bridgepoint Hospital (National Harbor and Capitol Hill locations), Howard University Hospital, and Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Scruggs serves on the Credentialing Committees at United Medical Center.
Dr. Scruggs is board certified in Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry. He has been named by the Consumer Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Podiatrists" for years 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Appointed in 2017, Dr. Scruggs serves as a Commissioner on the DC Board of Podiatry. Most recently, Dr. Scruggs was the radio host of Radio One’s “Real Talk Medicine with Dr. Mich” on WOL 1450 AM/95.9 FM. Dr. Scruggs is also the lead designer/ proprietor of Michangelo International, a shoe and handbag company.
Dr. Scruggs has co-authored a research abstract about osteoporosis in African American diabetic patients, which was published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Scruggs holds the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine. As an Attending Podiatric Physician, he teaches residents to be competent physicians. He works tirelessly in all communities he serves. He is a Life Member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
In his spare time, Dr. Scruggs enjoys singing, travelling to exotic places, spending time with family, and serving his community.