Rebecca Tuttle, MD

Adjunct Faculty
  • Focus: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Education:
    • Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 2012
    • Portland State University, MS, 2017

Dr. Becky Tuttle, M.D./M.S., is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Undergraduate Studies. She loves teaching Anatomy & Physiology using active learning techniques, team-based learning, and hands-on approaches in the lab. Maximizing the awesome gift of cadaveric dissection, Dr. Tuttle hopes students will understand the beauty and function of the human body. When not teaching at NUNM, Dr. Tuttle works full-time as a Board-certified Emergency Physician at Portland’s VA Hospital and part-time at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City.

In the past, Dr. Tuttle has studied English, religion, art history, ethics, and medical humanities. Her interests intersected when she wrote a thesis on the nkisi nkondi (a spiritual object intersecting faith, art, and healing). A Fulbright Scholar, she taught English in Thailand before returning to the US for medical school. Following her Emergency Medicine residency at LA County’s Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, she completed an education fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University. She also earned a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy at Portland State University, focusing on Post-Secondary Adult & Continuing Education, Teaching Adult Learners, and Training & Development.


  • NS311 Anatomy and Physiology
  • NS312 Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • Anatomy in Clay