Meet Thoracic Surgeon Valerie Rusch Forward arrow iconAn arrowing pointing forward, usually indicating forward movement, or the ability the share something via social media. Close iconAn icon showing an uppercase letter "X", indicating that this will close the current element. Share Facebook iconAn icon representing the Facebook social media site. Twitter iconAn icon representing the Twitter social media site. LinkedIn iconAn icon representing the social media service LinkedIn. Printer iconAn icon showing a printer, indicating the ability to print the associated media. Print Video03:00Thoracic Surgeon Valerie Rusch – one of the first women to be board certified in this subspecialty – discusses the multidisciplinary care plan that is developed for each patient by a specialized team of physicians at Memorial Sloan Kettering.