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Bucshon to speak at Republican Club meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dr. Larry Bucshon
The Clay County Republican Club will feature Dr. Larry Bucshon as a guest speaker at its Monday, Jan. 18, meeting.

The event will take place at the Clay County Senior Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil, and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Dr. Bucshon lives in Newburgh and has spent his career specializing in cardiothoracic surgery and has performed hundreds of heart surgeries. He serves as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medical Director of the open-heart recovery intensive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

He was born in 1962 and raised in Kincaid, Ill., a small town of 1,400 people in central Illinois. His father was an underground coal miner and his mother was a nurse. Both are now retired and still live in Kincaid.

He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and, upon receiving his bachelor's degree, attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Following medical school, Bucshon completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident in surgery. He remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time, he also enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade.

Since 2003, he has served as President of Ohio Valley HeartCare, the tri-state region's most comprehensive cardiology and cardiovascular surgery practice. He was honored as the St. Mary's Medical Staff Physician of the year in 2007.

He and his wife Kathryn reside in Warrick County with their four children.

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