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Kim Ruscher

Kimberly A. Ruscher, MD

Specialties
  • Pediatric Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Kimberly Ruscher, M.D., loves taking care of children. She has seen how detached a child can be before they receive the medical care that they need – avoiding eye contact and obvious discomfort. Then, comparing that to after they've received medical care, she finds it amazing to walk into the room and they're happy and playing a card game, asking her to play with them. She says there's nothing else like that in medicine.

Pediatric Care

Specialties and Areas of Care

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
United States of America
5/1/2005

Internship
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
United States of America
6/30/2006

Residency
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
United States of America
6/30/2007

Residency
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
United States of America
6/30/2011

Fellowship
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Hartford, CT
United States of America
6/30/2013

Academic Positions and Locations

No current Academic Teaching Positions

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2017-Present: Member, Health Policy Committee, American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • 2017-Present: Member, Board of Directors, Parenting Now
  • 2016-Present: Chair/Founding Member, Safe Kids West Oregon
  • 2009-2013: Member, Public Profile and Communications Committee, American College of Surgeons
Editorial Positions
  • 2017-Present: Author, Pediatric Surgery Not A Textbook NaT
Awards and Honors
  • 2018, PeaceHealth Social Justice Award
  • 2013, Connecticut Children's Medical Center Pediatric Residency Teaching Award
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Publication: Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing - Hypnosis for Post-operative Pain Management of Thoracoscopic Approach to Repair Pectus Excavatum: Retrospective Analysis (2015)

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