William Ruschhaupt, MD
William Ruschhaupt, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Vascular Medicine in the Heart and Vascular Institute. He is a specialist in treating peripheral vascular disease, arterial and venous disorders, leg ulcers and swollen leg related to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Ruschhaupt is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Following his undergraduate education at Muskingum College in Ohio, Dr. Ruschhaupt received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Dallas Veterans Administration at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, and he took his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in 1985.
Following his clinical training, Dr. Ruschhaupt served in the United States Army at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii as Chief of Emergency Medical Services and Chief of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Clinic. He completed his tour of duty in 1978 and was appointed as a Staff Physician in September 1978 and continues in that role.
Dr. Ruschhaupt's research interests have focused on coronary artery disease in patients with peripheral arterial disease, the prevention of deep vein thrombosis, the implementation of noninvasive diagnostic methods in treating peripheral vascular disease and the application of technologic advances in treating such disease. He has authored or co-authored a number of articles on his specialty interests and is author of "The Swollen Limb" in a medical textbook dedicated to peripheral vascular disease.
He is a member of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the Society of Vascular Medicine and the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland/Northern Ohio Medical Association.
In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Ruschhaupt has served as Director for the Patient Financial Services Systems Development and Implementation Project. He has been Acting Chairman of the Department of Vascular Medicine as well as Section Head. Currently, he is Chairman of Global Patient Services and continues to assist as Physician Director of Institutional Relations and Development.
Dr. Ruschhaupt serves as a member of the Executive Council of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. He has served as a Director of the Regional Affiliate Board of Fifth Third Bank of Northeastern Ohio. He continues as a member of the Board of Directors of Swagelok in Solon, Ohio.