Rebecca Tusken, MD, FAAP
Making a difference in patients’ lives is the reason Rebecca Tusken wanted to be a doctor.
“I have always wanted to be a pediatrician, since about 7 years old,” she says. “I admired and looked up to my pediatrician as a young child, and I would love to have the same impact on my patients. I love doing puzzles and sometimes medicine offers puzzles just waiting to be solved.”
Dr. Tusken started at Johnson County Pediatrics in September 2017. She works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Patients may also see her in our walk-in clinic.“I'm excited to have patients who I know personally and see throughout their young lives,” she says. “I'm looking forward to working with and learning from my new colleagues for years to come.”
She grew up in Shawnee, and attended private school in the Kansas City metropolitan area from kindergarten through high school. In 2010 she graduated from Pittsburg State University with degrees in biology and Spanish. She earned her medical degree in 2014 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and was in the pediatrics’ residency program at KU from 2014 to June of 2017.
Dr. Tusken is married to Cameron Tusken, an anesthesiologist. They welcomed a daughter, Ava, in January of 2021. She and Cameron spend a lot of time with her extended family. In her free time she enjoys indoor and sand volleyball. She also enjoys baking.Her favorite quote comes from her mother: "If you cannot do good, then doing well will never be enough."