RICHARD HUSSONG, MD
Like so many other Hilton Head Islanders, Dr. Hussong relocated here from Ohio. He grew up in the Dayton, OH area and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.
After college he attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1993. Both his internship and residency in general surgery were completed at the University of Tennessee—Memphis from 1993 to 1998.
Upon completion of residency Dr. Hussong returned to Ohio and joined Oregon Surgical Group, a satellite of the Toledo Clinic. He remained there until starting his Hilton Head practice in January of 2003.
Dr. Hussong has been board-certified by the American Board of Surgery since 1999 and completed the recertification process in 2009, 2020, and 2022. He has been a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2001. He has also held memberships in the American Medical Association, the South Carolina Medical Association, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Hussong has active licenses to practice medicine in South Carolina and Ohio. He maintains active privileges at Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head and Hilton Head Hospital. He also has courtesy privileges at Coastal Carolina Hospital. In addition, he provides care one day a week at the St. Joseph's/Candler Center for Hyperbarics & Wound Care-Moss Creek where he also serves as the Medical Director.
Dr. Hussong was appointed to the Hilton Head Hospital Board of Governors as a physician representative for a term commencing in 2015. Subsequently he served as the Vice Chair and in 2019 assumed the role of Chairman. He has also served on the Hilton Head Hospital Medical Executive Committee from 2005 through 2015 during his tenures as Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgery, and Immediate Past Chief of Staff. He has also been a member of the Coastal Carolina Hospital’s and the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head's Medical Executive Committees.
He was honored as Hilton Head Hospital’s 2014 Physician of the Year. He has been voted Best General Surgeon by Bluffton Today readers in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and then by Sun Today readers in 2015 and 2017.
He and his wife have chaired the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Winter Benefit and the American Heart Association’s 2006 Flavors a la Heart fundraiser.