Gary A. Tigges, MD, PA

I have heard from several trusted female physician colleagues who disagree with and are deeply hurt and offended by the comments I made to the Dallas Medical Journal regarding pay equity among female and male physicians.

I want to thank them for reaching out to me and sharing their concerns. I now understand more clearly how intricate this issue is and that there are ways we can work together to resolve these disparities.

I have worked closely with numerous female physicians for nearly three decades and have witnessed nothing but compassion, diligence and professionalism.

I sincerely apologize to all female physicians for my comments and the pain they have caused.

I also need to apologize to my partners and the staff at Plano Internal Medicine Associates, where we have an open and supportive work environment and where we do not tolerate discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.

Gary Tigges, MD

Dr. Gary Tigges was born and raised in Bancroft, Iowa. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Iowa in 1988 and a Medical Degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Tigges completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas-Houston in 1995. He started his private practice at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano in 1995 and founded Plano Internal Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Tigges is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Tigges has been very active in the medical leadership at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. He has served on the Medical Board since 1999 and was elected by his peers as President of the Medical Staff in 2006. He has also served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine, the Bioethics Committee, the Peer Review Committee and previously chaired the Credentials Committee from 2008 to mid-2018.

Dr. Tigges has served on councils for the Texas Medical Association and is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society.

Dr. Tigges’ community involvement includes previous board memberships of the Wellness Center of Plano and DIFFA Dallas. He currently serves as a board member for the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and served on the benefit committee for amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research). He is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas. He has traveled on medical relief missions to such places as Haiti, Ecuador, and Zimbabwe.

Dr. Tigges’ hobbies include fitness, photography and world travel.