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Alumna Kim Ruscher performs unique chest surgery on set of twins

Aug 26, 2020

As part of her practice in Oregon, College of Medicine alumna and pediatric surgeon Kim Ruscher (M.D. '05) treats patients with pectus excavatum,a chest deformity where the sternum or breast bone is sunken inward. The deformity can be corrected with a minimally-invasive surgery, said Ruscher, to prevent heart complications in the future. Fraternal twin brothers, Jack and Clay Mornarich recently had surgery for it at PeaceHealth.

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Kim Ruscher