Michangelo Scruggs came to Washington, DC 18 years ago to complete his Podiatry residency at Howard University Hospital. Seeing Washington as a cross-section between the cities of East Saint Louis, Illinois and University City, Missouri (a near suburb of Saint Louis, Missouri), the cities of his birth and upbringing, he decided to stay after residency, and 10 years ago he opened Footprint Podiatry Consultants, LLC at United Medical Center in SE DC, the area of the city that he believed his service to the community would be of most benefit. Dr. Scruggs works tirelessly, both in his practice, and in his other obligations throughout the city, to provide the best care and service for his patients and for the city at large. He wants to continue in his service to the city as your next DC Councilman at Large.
Dr. Scruggs grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois, (one of the poorest and crime-ridden cities in the nation) where he received an exemplary public school education in District 189, and later, he moved to University City, Missouri, where he graduated from University City High School in 1992. Dr. Mic received a full-tuition scholarship to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was a member of the famed Fisk Jubilee Singers. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Fisk University in 1996.
Returning home to St. Louis after graduation from Fisk, Dr. Scruggs decided that he needed to serve the community that had helped him to achieve his goals thus far. He worked as an Education Coordinator for a non-profit organization whose mission it was to provide counseling services, case management services, and education in prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. He was successful in developing the education curriculum for the prevention of HIV/AIDS, and a treatment education curriculum for teens, women, and men who had been diagnosed with HIV/ AIDS. He formed a support group for teens who were fighting against HIV/AIDS called Fostering Initiative and Guidance for Helping Teens (FIGHT). Dr. Scruggs also taught in the St. Louis Public School District as a Substitute Teacher before he himself returned to the classroom as a medical student.
Dr. Scruggs enrolled at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) in the fall of 1998, receiving his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2002. He went on to complete his residency training in both Podiatric Orthopedic Medicine and Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 2007 at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. In 2006, Dr. Scruggs became the first Podiatry Resident elected as President of the House Staff Association at Howard University Hospital. Post-residency, Dr. Scruggs worked as the Manager of Special Projects of the Graduate Medical Education department at Howard University Hospital. In this role, he provided academic oversight, support, resource management, and supervision to 261 residents in 21 allopathic, osteopathic, dental, podiatric, and pharmacy residency programs.
Dr. Scruggs is double board certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry. He holds faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Scruggs holds surgical and admitting privileges at United Medical Center, Howard University Hospital, and Sibley Memorial Hospital. He serves on several healthcare-related boards within the District and most notably he is a Commissioner on the DC Board of Podiatry since 2017. Dr. Scruggs also provides podiatry services at SOME (So Others Might Eat) in NW Washington, DC.
Dr. Scruggs (Dr. Mic) enjoys traveling, singing, and serving his community. He is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Scruggs is a member of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church on 16th Street in NW Washington and lives in Ward 4 in NW Washington.
If elected, Dr. Scruggs (Dr. Mic) would be the first physician to sit on the DC Council. This is an opportunity for the council to move forward with someone who knows medicine (its practice, its policy, and its administration) and , as such, the Council will be in a better position to make the best decisions regarding our city's healthcare. This is especially important as we continue to fight COVID-19, a pandemic of epic proportions. Dr. Mic will bring leadership, and a variety and wealth of experiences to the Council, He will draw upon those life experiences in working to enact laws, create policies, and improve the lives of all DC citizens.