Tinsley Rucker, MD


Tinsley W. Rucker, MD

Assistant Professor
MD Degree: Emory University
Residency: Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital

During a 20-year career with the army, Dr. Tinsley Rucker had a number of assignments within the United States and overseas. Key positions included chief medical officer for a 12,000 person infantry division at Fort Stewart, Georgia; residency director for a 21-resident family medicine program at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and medical director for 61 army health clinics in Europe.

After retiring from the army, Dr. Rucker spent 26 years as managing partner for an eight clinician private family practice in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He also was medical director for a 150 bed nursing home and, for 22 years, was the volunteer medical director for a local indigent care clinic. He served a one-year term as president of the local county medical society and a two-year term as a member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. For over 35 years, Dr. Rucker has been involved with teaching family medicine residents as well as medical and physician assistant students and held faculty positions at the UNC School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center. He has published numerous articles and opinion pieces in medical and lay literature and has received many awards.

Dr. Rucker and Suzanne, his wife of 45 years, enjoy living in the Blue Ridge Mountains and being closer to their three daughers’ families. He also enjoys seeing patients and working with medical students and family medicine residents at Stoney Creek Family Medicine.