Heather Rusten

Heather Rusten, DO


Internal Medicine and Hospitalist

Heather Rusten, DO, is a hospitalist specializing in internal medicine at Altru Health System. Dr. Rusten is passionate about her children, husband, family and dogs, especially wiener dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and experiencing new cultures.


Philosophy Of Medicine

"I aim to care for my patients in the same way I would want my family cared for. I enjoy the challenge of diagnosing difficult cases."


Formal Education

University of North Dakota School of Nursing, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of North Dakota, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Family Nurse Practitioner

Medical Education

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri, Doctor of Osteopathy


Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, Internal Medicine Residency


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Round with 3rd and 4th year medical students

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • American Medical Association


  • Altru Hospital

    1200 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000
    Alternate: 800.732.4277