Meet Our Team

Our expert team works collaboratively to provide state of the art care for children and young adults with chest wall deformities and other pediatric surgical conditions.

Garret Zallen, MD is an experienced provider of care for children with Pectus excavatum and Pectus carinatum. He has performed more than 200 Nuss bar placements and removal procedures.

In addition to his work as Director of the PeaceHealth Pectus Center, he works monthly at Shriners Children Hospital in Portland, and Athletes 4 Cancer, an organization he co-founded in 2007 whose mission is to rebuild and renew the lives of young adult cancer survivors through outdoor adventure.

Kim Ruscher, MD is the Assistant Director of the PeaceHealth Pectus Center. 

She has a long standing interest in the Nuss procedure and care of children with chest wall deformities. 

Like Dr. Zallen, she works at Shriners Children Hospital in Portland. She volunteers with Children’s Miracle Network and enjoys time with family, gardening and traveling.

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
3333 RiverBend Dr
Springfield, OR 97477
541-222-7300