Dr. Ruscher has been with PeaceHealth Pediatric Surgery since 2013. She was part of the first graduating class of Florida State College of Medicine, then completed General Surgery residency at University of Connecticut and Fellowship at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She aims to provide high-quality surgical care for the full range of pediatric surgical conditions. Special areas of interest include chest wall deformities (including for adult patients), congenital disorders, minimally invasive surgery, hernias, abdominal pain, emergency and neonatal surgery. She sees patients at PeaceHealth Medical Group locations in Springfield, Corvallis, and Bend, and at Shriner’s Hospital in Portland. She enjoys gardening, cooking and quality time with her husband and children.