David McClusky II, MD
Dr. McClusky began his medical career with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Med and a Master of Science Degree in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Idaho. His medical degree was from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He then did a surgical Internship and Residency at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. McClusky is the third generation physician to practice in the Magic Valley following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, who were both physicians.
For the last thirty five years, Dr. McClusky has been a full-time practicing General Surgeon and teacher to Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physician Assistant Students, Medical Students and Residents. He was an Assistant Professor for The Department of Anatomy at Emory University for sixteen years and an instructor for the Anatomy Department at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas and Anatomy Department at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois for three years.
Cancer has been an area of medicine Dr. McClusky has been involved with both as a Medical Practitioner and a volunteer. He was a member of the National Board of the American Cancer Society for twelve years and received its National Volunteer of the Year Award in 2006. In 1984, he was the founder of Idaho’s Cancer Camp for Children, Camp Rainbow Gold.
in 2004, he was one of the co-founders of the Wellness Tree Clinic in the Magic Valley for those who have no access to Health care. As advisor to the Idaho State University Physician Assistant Program and the College of Southern Idaho Nursing Program, he has developed student rotations with the Wellness Tree Clinic.
Dr. McClusky has served on the Idaho Board of Medicine for eight years being Chairman of the Board for two years. Presently, he is Vice-Chair of the Idaho Board of Corrections.
During Vietnam, Dr. McClusky was a Communications Officer in the United States Air Force, serving for four years and receiving the USAF Commands Outstanding Junior Officer in 1968.
Dr. McClusky is very excited about his opportunity to be a part of this New Medical School. He is looking forward to ending his Medical Career where he started it – in Medical School.