Roy Tinguely, MD, is a board certified general surgeon at Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC), who practices a wide range of general surgery services. Dr. Tinguely received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota and completed his residency in general surgery at U.N.D. Department of Surgery, where he served as chief resident in 1995. Prior to moving to Pagosa, Dr. Tinguely practiced medicine rurally for over 20 years in Iowa. At Ft. Madison Community Hospital, he served as chief of surgery, Trauma Services medical director, a member of the Medical Executive Committee, and Wound Clinic medical director. He also worked as a mentor for Des Moines University Medical School and as a CRISP mentor for University of Iowa School of Medicine. Prior to working with PSMC, Dr. Tinguely founded Rural Surgical Relief, a private practice that served rural communities in North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.
Dr. Tinguely was drawn to the allure of the San Juan mountains from a young age, and admits it was a combination of the beauty of the area and the quality and enthusiasm of the PSMC team that drew him to the region to continue his career. Dr. Tinguely lives in Pagosa with his wife, Debbie, and enjoys the adventure-filled Southwest.