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Stephen W. Ruesch

Stephen W. Ruesch, American respiratory therapist, educator. Registered respiratory therapist. Recipient commendation resolution award State of California Legislature, 1989; name Outstanding Young Man of America, 1988, 89.


  • Ruesch, Stephen W. was born on July 11, 1951 in Merrill, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edwin F. and Florence M. (Johnson) Ruesch.

  • Education

    • Associate of Applied Science, Milwaukee Area Technology College, 1975. Bachelor of Science, Loma Linda (California) University, 1979. Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University, 1984.


    • Clinical supervisor Medical Center Loma Linda University, since 1979, assistant professor, since 1987, administrative director restorative services Medical Center, 1987-1988. Expert witness Medical Board California, Sacramento, 1984-1988. Consultant various medical manufacturers, since 1979.

      Lecturer, speaker and writer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered respiratory therapist.


    • Member editorial board (journal) The Respiratory Practitioner, 1985-1988, coordinating editor, 1987-1988. Contributor articles to professional publications on respiratory, pulmonary and medical health topics.


    Republican nominee California State Assembly, 1964, 66. Board directors American Lung Association of Inland Counties, since 1987, chair program committee, 1989-1990, vice president, 1989-1990, president elect, 1990-1991, president, 1991-1992. Board directors American Lung Association California, Oakland, since 1990.

    Member California Society Respiratory Care (life member, treasurer 1981-1983, president elect 1983-1984, president 1984-1985), National Board Respiratory Care, California Thoracic Society, American Society Laser Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society, American Association Respiratory Care (chairman state credentialing committee 1989-1991), Phi Theta Kappa.



    Wildlife art, automobile racing, wine, music.


    • father: Edwin F. Ruesch
    • mother: Florence M. (Johnson) Ruesch
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    Born July 11, 1951
    (age 66)