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Dr. David Rust

(218) 249-6360
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
     (Board Certified)
  • St. Luke's Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
    1012 East Second Street, Level 5
    St. Luke's Building A
    Duluth, MN 55805
    (218) 249-6360
    (218) 249-6370


    Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002
    Medical School - Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2007
    Residency - University of New Mexico - Department of Orthopedics, 2012
    Fellowship - Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina, Minnesota, 2013


    • 2004 SCAIFE Medical Scholarship Program in Addition Studies

    • 2005 Creighton Medical School “The Aesculapius” Award

    • 2006 Creighton Leadership Grant

    • 2006 Creighton University President’s Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award

    • 2007 Gold Humanism Honor Society


    Dr. Rust was born in Sandpoint, Idaho. Growing up, he was always active; he participated in many sports, including football, basketball, and baseball. Dr. Rust, who now serves as the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol Medical Director, would hit the slopes in his spare time. Now, it comes as no surprise that he practices sports medicine.

    Dr. Rust, fellowship trained in sports medicine, chose this field because helping people get back to enjoying their lives is one of his biggest passions in life. He has been published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine twice, and received numerous awards for his work. Patients of Dr. Rust say he is very focused on ensuring that they are able to be active and enjoy the things that they love.

    Dr. Rust practices medicine in Duluth because of the great outdoor recreation — a reflection of his passion for an active lifestyle. In fact, his bucket list includes learning to sail and sailing across Lake Superior. He also chose Duluth because it gives him the opportunity to be closer to extended family.

    Philosophy of Care
    Dr. Rust always encourages his patients to get active and enjoy the things that they love to do. If anything is holding them back, he is committed to helping them heal.

    Clinical Interests/Expertise

    Clinical Interests: Sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, hip injuries


    • Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol Medical Director
    • UMD School of Medicine Clinical Preceptor
    • St. Scholastica Athletic Training Clinical Preceptor
    • Reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine

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    Establish care: 218.249.4000
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    915 East First Street
    Duluth, MN 55805