Conrad H. Rusnak, BA BSc MD CCFP FRCSC

Honorary Associate Professor
Island Medical Program

City: Victoria
Hospital Authority: Vancouver Island Health


Special Interests

  • Surgical education


Dr. Con Rusnak is Executive Medical Director, Academics and Clinical Engagement for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).
This portfolio, under his direction, is responsible for minimizing barriers for clinicians integrating the University of BC/University of Victoria undergraduate and post-graduate students within the VIHA system. Prior to this, Dr. Rusnak was a senior surgeon practicing in Victoria with special interests in oncology, education and system design. Dr. Con Rusnak, has held many senior positions including Chief of Surgery; Medical Director for Surgical Services and Executive Medical Director for Vancouver Island in Pharmacy, Lab, Radiology and Surgical Services. He has held positions on many boards including the cancer program as well as being the Co-Founder of the Surgical Oncology Program for BC. While practicing in Saskatchewan at the University, Dr. Rusnak was a Professor of Surgery who received numerous honours for teaching excellence. He has published many peer reviewed papers and has an ongoing interest in education and research.