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Valerie Rusch

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Valerie Rusch has been a member of the Thoracic Surgery Service at MSKCC since March, 1989. A native New Yorker, she is a graduate of Vassar College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at the University of Washington in Seattle. After an additional year of experience in thoracic oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she returned to the University of Washington where she served on the faculty for six years prior to her appointment at MSKCC. Dr. Rusch was Chief of the MSK Thoracic Service from 2000 to 2013, and is a past President of the American College of Surgeons.