Tiffani Strickland, M.D.
Wayne State University School of Medicine; Tiffani is a born and raised Michigander. She grew up on a horse farm in a rural town outside of Ann Arbor, and subsequently went to the University of Michigan for her undergraduate education. Growing up she thought she would become a veterinarian, but she developed a passion for human medicine in college after volunteering on a Medical and Public Health brigade to Honduras. This sparked her love for preventive medicine and solidified her decision to attend medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit. She had an idea that Family Medicine would be the right fit for her coming into medical school, but her experiences at Wayne State and with the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) only solidified this decision. She helped provide new opportunities for medical students to explore rural Family Medicine through her Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), and was involved in the Student and Resident Education Committee as well as the Political Action Committee with the MAFP. Her most meaningful experience while in medical school was with Street Medicine Detroit where she served on the board as Finance and Fundraising Coordinator as well as Patient Care Co-Director. She fell in love with their mission of “meeting people where they’re at” to ensure people experiencing homelessness in Detroit receive quality medical care. She hopes to continue her work with people experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa and well beyond residency. Her other interests include women’s health, reproductive rights, behavioral health, and addiction medicine. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, running, reading, and spending time with her fiancé and co-resident, Alec Ludwig, and their two cats, Lilo and Stitch.
Residency Year: Year 2