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Michael R. Puff, MD, FACG

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Dr. Michael R. Puff received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Puff went on to complete a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.


Kent Gastroenterology Specialists, P.C. July 1989 – September 1995

Michigan Medical, P.C. October 1995 – December 2010

Spectrum Health Medical Group January 2011 – April 2021



Michigan State University 1990 – 2021

College of Human Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor



Butterworth Hospital 1990 – 1994

Internal Medicine Residency

Gastroenterology Subsection Chief

Butterworth Hospital 1994 – 1998

Department of Gastroenterology Section Chief

Spectrum Health Medical Group

Department of Gastroenterology Division Chief 2011 – 2016

Michigan Medical, P.C. Finance Committee 1995 – 2000

Michigan Medical Board of Directors 2000 – 2012

Michigan Medical Executive Committee 2001 – 2008



Spectrum Health – Butterworth and Blodgett July 1987 – April 2021

Grand Rapids, MI



First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Michigan January 1983 – May 1984

Army National Guard, Medical Service Corps,

207th Combat Support Hospital



American College of Gastroenterology (FACG – 1993)

American Medical Association

Kent County Medical Society

Michigan State Medical Society



Cherry Street Health Services 2003 – 2004

Health Intervention Services 2005 – 2015



The Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region 2003 – 2021



A Stepwise Approach to Evaluation of Diarrhea

Puff, MR

In: Mazier, Levien, Luchtefeld, Senagore, eds.

Surgery of the Colon, Rectum and Anus

Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1995:1047-1059.

The Effect of Cimetidine on Cyclosporine A Levels in Liver Transplant Recipients: A Preliminary Report

Puff, MR, Carey WD Am J Gastro 1992; 87:287-291.

High Frequency Jet Ventilation in Tandem with Conventional Volume Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure: A Case Report

Puff MR, Scholten DJ Respiratory Care 1986; 31:402-405.

Syncope and Sudden Death Caused by Mitral Valve Myxomas

Puff MR, Taff MR, Spitz WU, Eckert WG Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1986; 7:84-86