A physician with a primary interest in patients with co-occurring addictions and mental illness, Dr. Rustin brings a wealth of experience with him to the La Hacienda medical team. He served 21 years on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he trained medical students and residents and ran an addiction treatment program. “I have devoted my career of more than 40 years to helping guide patients on the road to recovery,” says Dr. Rustin. “Never once did I doubt the value or importance of this goal. At the end of every day, I could say that I had made a difference in someone’s life.” He holds a Doctor of Medicine from the Oregon Health and Science University and a bachelor’s degree in psychiatry from Stanford University.