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The Honorable Larry Bucshon

Doctor of Laws

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. represents the Eighth District of Indiana, which encompasses all or part of 19 counties in Southwest Indiana.
 
Since coming to Congress, Bucshon has been a champion for advancing patient-centered health care reforms that will give patients and their doctors the freedom to make their own health care decisions. He also has been a leader in the fight to end the opioid epidemic; he was recognized by the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose in 2016 for his work on the issue. Beyond health care, Bucshon was a recognized leader on transportation issues when he served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
 
Whether working to protect innocent human life or supporting tax cuts for middle-class families and small businesses, Bucshon has been a consistent advocate for hard-working families, farmers and Main Street businesses.

Bucshon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following medical school, he completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, serving as chief resident in surgery, and remaining there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time, Bucshon enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade before being honorably discharged.

Before coming to Congress, Bucshon was a practicing physician and surgeon specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. During his time in private practice, Bucshon performed hundreds of heart surgeries and served as President of Ohio Valley HeartCare. Bucshon’s outstanding work and leadership in this field led to him being honored as the St. Mary’s Medical Staff Physician of the Year in 2007. Bucshon also served as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medical Director of the open heart recovery intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. He is board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, Bucshon currently serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest standing legislative committee in the House of Representatives and has a broad jurisdiction over the nation’s energy, health care, telecommunications and consumer product safety policies. On the committee, Bucshon serves on the Health Subcommittee, Energy Subcommittee and the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee.

Bucshon and his wife, Kathryn, who also is a physician and a practicing anesthesiologist, reside in Vanderburgh County and attend Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Evansville, Ind. They have four children.