Dr. William F. Ruschhaupt, III -- Oct. 3, 1946 March 1, 2014

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The medical tourism community is saddened by the loss of William F. Ruschhaupt, III, M.D., — friend, colleague and skilled physician who passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Dr. William F. Ruschhaupt, III

As an internist and specialist in vascular medicine and Chairman of Global Patient Services at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Ruschhaupt was an internationally known physician and personal doctor to countless dignitaries and heads of state. He traveled the world to see his patients and represent the Cleveland Clinic, where he built his prestigious career of more than 40 years.

We are grateful for the valuable insight Bill provided to the Medical Tourism Association during his tenure on our advisory board, said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association. As a friend, he made himself easily available regardless of his schedule. He was an admired leader and well respected in all circles.

I remember driving him in my car to an event and joking lightheartedly about the unreliability of vehicle navigation systems as we ended up going the wrong way on a one-way street. He was always down to earth, despite his incredible responsibilities and ongoing achievements. This was a true loss to the medical community.

Dr. Ruschhaupt received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, and took his residency at Cleveland Clinic in 1978. He made countless contributions to medicine, and to his patients. Dr. Ruschhaupt received his undergraduate degree from Muskingham College in 1968 and his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1985.

Most recently, Dr. Ruschhaupt developed relationships within the international market and paved the way for the Cleveland Clinic's current and future endeavors in the ability to serve patients around the world. Dr. Ruschhaupt was a friend and mentor to all.