Dr. Scott Rushton

About This Inductee

As a youngster in Wilkes-Barre, Scott played Little League baseball in East End, wrestled with the YMCA and played football on the Northeast Junior Crusader team, named best defensive player, best offensive player, MVP and team captain. He played football at Wilkes-Barre Township High School. At Coughlin High School, Scott earned 9 letters in football, wrestling and track. Football team captain, he was named All Scholastic Defensive back by the Sunday Independent, All Conference by the Times Leader and to the All-Star Conference Team by the Citizens Voice, all in the defensive back position, and named Pennsylvania First Team All-State in the defensive back and safety positions. He played in the UNICO East-West All Star game. Scott attended Villanova University on a four-year N.C.A.A. scholarship, playing four years as a strong safety for the Wildcats. He was selected to the All Yankee Conference First Team and to the first AA Academic All-American Team in 1993. He earned his MD at Jefferson Medical College. He did his internship in general surgery at Philadelphia Hospital and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia and his fellowship in reconstructive spinal surgery at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Faculty appointments include Assistant Professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of PA School of Medicine, director of Pennsylvania Hospital Spinal Reconstructive Fellowship, and medical director, Center for Spinal Disorders, Lankenau Hospital. He is also associated with Booth, Bartolozzi and Balderston Orthopaedics in Philadelphia. He has received numerous awards and honors during his distinguished medical career and has lectured extensively. Scott and his wife Kristen reside in Media, PA with their six children – Scott, Matthew, Alexandra, Christopher, Sean and Julia.