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Kim Ruscher

Kimberly A. Ruscher, MD

  • 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


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

University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
United States of America

University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
United States of America

University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
United States of America

Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Hartford, CT
United States of America

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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