Director of Doctoral Education
Dr. Rust has practiced medicine as a PA since 2001. He received his Doctor of Health Sciences degree from Nova Southeastern University. His clinical experience includes internal medicine, family practice, and urgent care. He has also provided health services for military personnel and veterans since 2006. He continues to practice as a PA providing disability exams for veterans.
Dr. Rust first became involved in PA education in 2006. He has served on item writing committees and workgroups for the Physician Assistant Education Association since 2012. Prior to joining University of Lynchburg in 2017, he has held full time faculty positions at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah and A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona.