K.V. Scruggs is an alumnus of Clemson University and received her MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She is currently working as a hospitalist and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. In her writing, Dr. Scruggs not only draws from her experience as a physician, but as a wife, friend and mother.