He enjoys anything outdoors and that includes hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, not to mention dirt biking, cars, and... riding Harleys. Dr. Gusching has a true sense of adventure. In the past three years, he made a number of trips to Guatemala to perform mission work, operating on those who are less fortunate. He also volunteers his time to take additional trips like this to other parts of the world to help others.
That sense of mission and purpose was extended to the Ohio Army National Guard for almost nine years. While serving in the Guard, Dr. Gusching was a field surgeon, where he went on a number of support missions in Texas, California, Ohio, and Idaho. Field surgeons work in Combat Support Hospitals. These are generally self-contained, mobile tent cities that come complete with operating and recovery rooms, pharmacies, and emergency rooms. Everything that’s needed to treat troops before they are medevac’d to a permanent medical facility.
Dr. Gusching is from the state of Ohio and completed his undergraduate work at Ohio State University in Columbus. He received his medical degree from Ohio University in Athens, where he graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or DO. The university’s focus is training osteopathic primary care physicians. DOs are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine, emphasizing the “whole-person approach to treatment and care.”
He completed his five-year general surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic- South Pointe Hospital and was the chief of surgery during his 5th year. Dr. Gusching is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is currently a Fellow at Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga.