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David Rust,MD

Primary Service
  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Areas of Interest

Sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, hip injuries, arthroscopic repair, knee and shoulder repair, hip joint procedures

College
  • Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Residency
  • Orthopedics, University of New Mexico
Fellowship
  • Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina, MN
Biography

Board certifications
Orthopedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Philosophy of care
“Get active and enjoy the things you love to do. If anything is holding you back, I’m committed to helping you heal.”

Why Dr. Rust went into medicine
"I chose this field because helping people get back to enjoying their lives is one of my biggest passions in life."

Hometown
Sandpoint, ID

Hobbies
“I am the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol Medical Director. I enjoy downhill skiing, mountain biking, sailing, football, basketball and baseball. My bucket list includes learning to sail and sailing across Lake Superior. I also chose Duluth because it gives me the opportunity to be closer to extended family.”

Background
“Growing up, I was always active, I participated in many sports, including football, basketball and baseball. I now serve as the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol Medical Director, and I still hit the slopes in my spare time."

Awards
SCAIFE Medical Scholarship Program in Addition S 2004
Creighton Medical School “The Aesculapius” Award 2005
Creighton Leadership Grant 2006
Creighton University President’s Martin Luther K 2006
Gold Humanism Honor Society