• Magazine Honors Two KCU Faculty as ‘Heroes in Health Care’

    Hill and Rushing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 5, 2014) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences congratulates Doug Rushing, PhD, and Todd Hill, DO, on being named 2014 Heroes in Health Care by Ingram’s Magazine.

    Each year, Ingram’s recognizes individuals within the Kansas City area as exemplary health-care providers, administrators and volunteers who stand out among their colleagues and peers for their commitment to quality patient care.

    Dr. Rushing, professor of biochemistry and dean of KCUMB’s College of Biosciences, was named a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Serving on KCUMB’s faculty for more than four decades, Dr. Rushing has dedicated his life to the training of osteopathic physicians. During that time, more than 5,000 KCU graduates have studied biochemistry under his tutelage.

    A graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., with a bachelor of science in chemistry, Dr. Rushing earned a doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed a fellowship in biochemical genetics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

    Dr. Hill, assistant professor and chair of psychiatry for KCUMB’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was named a health-care hero in Ingram’s professional services category.

    Dr. Hill is an advocate for compassionate mental health care in a variety of roles, including educator at KCUMB’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and psychiatrist at his private practice, Northland Psychiatric Services, and North Kansas City and Liberty hospitals.

    Dr. Hill is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science in biology. He earned a master of science in biology from the University of Mexico and a doctor of osteopathic medicine from KCU. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the Kansas University Medical Center.

    Ingram’s will honor Dr. Rushing and Dr. Hill, along with its other Heroes in Health Care, at an awards breakfast on March 21 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.


    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-largest provider of physicians within the states of Missouri and Kansas, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty in Missouri and 69 percent in Kansas.


    Posted: 03/05/2014

    Category: Alumni, Faculty, General