Company: Kettering Medical Center Network | Kettering Cardiovascular Institute
Location: Dayton, OH
Dayton, Ohio | December 20, 2010 | Benjamin Schuster, MD, Medical Director for Kettering Medical Center Network’s Cardiovascular Institute, has been recognized by Elite American Physicians for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and excellence in cardiology treatment and diagnosis.
An expert in interventional cardiology for cardio-vascular disease diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Schuster has over five decades of experience in health care. Often revered as the “Father of cardiology” in the Dayton area, Dr. Schuster has pioneered the cardiovascular program at Kettering since the late 1960s and has helped Kettering Medical Center become a leader in heart care. As a way to honor Dr. Schuster and his legacy, Kettering Medical Center opened the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Heart Hospital, a state of the art hospital that pays tribute to the positive impact the Schuster’s have had on the Dayton community.
Dr. Schuster and his late wife Marian have passionately supported both medicine and the arts in the Dayton area, and they sought to live by the belief that “industry feeds the body, while the arts feed the mind and soul”. Their work has left a lasting impression on the community and the Schuster name has become synonymous with the visual and performing arts in Dayton. The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center has become a landmark for regional performances of the highest quality and a source of community pride.
Dr. Schuster served on the editorial board of the journal Multiphase Health from 1970 to 1971, he has been an international peer reviewer for China’s Journal of Zhejiang University Science since 2002, and works as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wright State University. His passion for cardiology and helping people drove him into a career as a physician and he attributes his passion and learning skills to his success in the industry.
Born in Wisconsin, Dr. Schuster grew up in an orphanage and later served in the U.S. Army. Dr. Schuster earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin. Later he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1952 as a Doctor of Medicine (MD). From 1952-1953 he served as a General Rotating Intern at Cincinnati General Hospital, then in 1955 Dr. Schuster completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He earned a Fellowship in Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1956 and was a Trainee at the National Heart Institute. A very humble person, Dr. Schuster has been honored with various awards for his dedication to cardiology, including the Health Care Hero Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dayton Business Journal in 2006, Living Waters Award for Excellence in Mission Service from Kettering Medical Center Network in 2003, and the Richard A. DeWall Award from the Miami Valley Division of the American Heart Association in 2002. He has also been honored for his and his late wife’s work and contributions to the Dayton area performing arts, including Tikun Olam Award for significant contributions to the regional arts community from the Dayton chapter of Hadassah in 2004 and the naming of the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Concert Hall at Wright State University College of Liberal Arts Creative Arts Center.
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