Joseph M. Rustick, M.D.
Dr. Rustick obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University, graduated Georgetown School of Medicine, and has clinical experience at Georgetown University Hospital, National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda, Md.), Walter Reed Army Hospital, D.C. General Hospital and Sirroca Medical Center (Beersheva, Israel).
He served at the New Cornelia Hospital, Ajo, AZ, beginning in 1979. Responsibilities included Chairmanship of the Infection Control Committee, Secretary of the Medical Staff, extensive emergency room duty, and uncomplicated obstetrics and gynecology. He practiced Emergency Medicine in 1981, with a further Anesthesiology Residency Training Program-Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix. AZ, from 1981 to late 1983. His tenure as Chief Resident included teaching duties and supervision of junior residents, consultation with the surgical services, and working in the Intensive Care Unit.
From 1983 to 1985, Dr. Rustick practiced at Sierra Vista Community Hospital, Sierra Vista, AZ., with a General Practice of Anesthesia.
From mid-1985 through early 1986, he established practice in Phoenix, AZ, and served a mini fellowship in Trauma, at Dallas Parkland Hospital. He joined the Trauma Team at St. Joseph’s Hospital, with a total of over 94,000 hours. In 1989 he joined Public Safety Group of Woodbridge, VA., as Director of Military Medicine. His duties involved lecturing to US Government and military on the medical aspects of chemical and biological warfare, aiding in the compilation of the classified and non-classified version of the CABO database and meeting with other scientists in the field both US and foreign. He has also received a Letter of commendation from the American College of Physicians.
From 1998 to 2004 he served on the trauma team at John C. Lincoln Hospital, and joined the anesthesia staff of the Arizona Heart Hospital, where he continued until 2004.
Having a background in firearms also, Dr. Rustick was employed by Auditors Unlimited of Neptune, N.J., while operating Rustick Sporting Goods in the early 1970s. In 1987, he formed Arms Tech Ltd., and has since produced over 50 products for military and Special Forces. He has five firearm patents, with seven more pending. The products are in the areas of automatic weapons, sniper rifles, suppressors and field loadable munitions.
His publications include: “Anesthesia and Chemical Warfare”, Textbook of Military Medicine, Volume 3 Chapter 40, and he has written other publications that are restricted.