White House Physicians

According to Dr. Daniel Ruge, Ronald Reagan's personal physician during his first term in office, the position he held was anything but glamorous. 

Being a member of the White House medical staff may seem like a dream job for most doctors, but Dr. Ruge described his role as “vastly overrated, boring and not medically challenging.”

This was only one of the factors that led to Dr. Ruge’s resignation in 1985. 

That year, a Congressional Directory staff ranking for the White House office put Dr. Ruge’s name at 80th of the 82 positions, just ahead of the curator and chief usher.