Dr. Ruth Bush, Associate Dean for Education, Temple Campus

Dr. Ruth Bush, Associate Dean for Education, Temple Campus

(TEMPLE, TEXAS) — T. Samuel (Sam) Shomaker, M.D., J.D., Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, announces the appointment of Ruth L. Bush, M.D., M.P.H., as Associate Dean for Education for the Temple Campus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Bush served as Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education for the Temple Campus.

As Associate Dean, Dr. Bush will oversee and enhance the medical education mission on the Temple Campus, including medical student education under the direction of the Office of Academic Affairs. She will also continue to guide the College of Medicine/Scott & White graduate medical education programs on the Temple Campus.

Dr. Bush, a specialist in vascular surgery, is Director of the Vein Care Center at Scott & White Hospital and is Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Affairs Hospital in Temple. She has focused her patient care on peripheral vascular disease, endovascular management of aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease, carotid stenting, the treatment of varicose veins and other venous disorders, and women’s cardiovascular health.

Dr. Bush earned her M.D. in 1992 and her M.P.H. in 2005 from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. She completed a general surgery residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and a vascular surgery fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Bush is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery. A three‐time recipient of the Department of Veterans Affairs Special Contribution Award, she is also an active member of the American Medical Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Bush joined the College of Medicine in 2008, and in addition to her new role as Associate Dean, she will continue to serve as an Associate Professor of Surgery.

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