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David Gordon Rustad, MD


(612) 813-8000

Specialties: Surgery, Pediatric | Trauma Services

Professional History

Board Certification

  • Surgery, Pediatric - American Board of Surgery

Medical Education

  • MD - John Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD


  • Residency - University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
  • Fellowship - New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
    New York, NY

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Pediatric Surgical Associates
2530 Chicago AVE S
Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-8000

Secondary Location(s):

Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists Burnsville Clinic
14050 Nicollet AVE STE 300
Burnsville, MN 55337
(612) 813-8000

Pediatric Surgical Associates
6060 Clearwater DR
Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
(952) 930-8100

Personal Biography

Dr. David Rustad has provided pediatric surgical care in this Children's Hospital setting for more than 30 years while working for Pediatric Surgical Associates. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and then served a surgery residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. He completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Over the span of his career, Dr. Rustad has performed surgical procedures for more than 14,000 infants and children. Pediatric surgery incorporates a wide spectrum of problems. Areas of special interest include surgery of newborn infants, pediatric oncology, and the surgery of congenital anomalies. In large part due to the influence of his mentors in training, Dr. Rustad has a substantial experience in the surgical care of pediatric liver and biliary conditions.