About the Founder
Meet Richard Ferguson, MD, MBA
Dr. Richard Ferguson grew up in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA area. He went to undergrad at Northwestern University upon graduating high school and then went on to medical school at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has practiced Emergency Medicine in Rural and Critical Access based communities for several years. He served in the U.S. Army as a Battalion and Brigade Surgeon for 7 years in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Dr. Ferguson has commented on the fact that, “one of most impactful times of my life as a physician was in caring for soldiers and their families abroad”
In 2021, Dr. Ferguson started the Black Physicians of Utah (BPOU) in hopes to bridge the gaps of need for Physicians of Color for patients, colleagues, hospitals, and medical school recruitment. Since 2021, he has been serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Health Choice Utah. In his spare time, Dr. Ferguson has completed only 37 triathlons and enjoys catching Football games with family and friends.
Dr. Ferguson in the Press
Dr. Richard Ferguson Discusses Medicine Immersion Day on PBS Utah
Dr. Richard Ferguson joins Mary Dickson on PBS Utah to talk about the Black Physicians of Utah and its upcoming event, Medicine Immersion Day, on September 24th from 8 am-4 pm. If you’re interested in attending sign up on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/381846823127