Dr. James Rusthoven

Fellow in Health Sciences

Jim attended Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. Receiving his medical training at the University of Illinois, he completed subspecialty training in infectious diseases and medical oncology in the US and Canada. He taught, practiced, and did clinical research in oncology in Toronto and Hamilton until 1998. After working for several years with a pharmaceutical company developing a new cancer drug, Jim practiced part-time while obtaining a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto. Having completed doctoral studies in theology at Trinity College, University of Bristol in October 2011, he currently has a part-time medical practice in Brantford, Ontario, teaches part-time at the medical school at McMaster University, and is a member and past chair of the Biotechnology Reference Group of the Canadian Council of Churches. This interdenominational group promotes reflection and education on ethical and theological issues related to new biotechnologies. Jim’s immediate family consists of his wife Thea and three grown sons. Thea is a professor of French literature at Redeemer University College. Jim and Thea are active members of the Christian Reformed Church.