Dr. Cusack received his baccalaureate degree from the University of Notre Dame (1964), his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1967), completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Kansas University Medical Center (1973) and is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology (1974). He is also board certified in Medical Management by the American Board of Medical Management. Dr. Cusack is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, an Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality by the National Association for Healthcare Quality, and a Board-Certified Physician Executive by the American Board of Medical Management.
Dr. Cusack is a member of numerous professional societies: American Roentgen Ray Society, Association of University Radiologists, International Society for Diagnostic Ultrasound in Ophthalmology, Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments, American College of Radiology, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Radiological Society of North America, American Medical Association and Illinois Medical Society.
Dr. Cusack is Professor of Clinical Radiology and has served as Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria since 1983. Dr. Cusack's solid background and expertise in the areas of clinical radiology and medical education were instrumental in the development and establishment of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program in 1992, the Breast Imaging Fellowship in 1993, a Neuroradiology Fellowship in 1997, Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program launched on July, 1998. And in 2002, Dr. Cusack was instrumental in gaining the approval for the radiology department to double the size of their residency program.
In recent past, Dr. Cusack has been honored to be chosen to provide the Convocational address for the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria graduating Classes of 1990, 1998, and 1999, provided the invocation at numerous convocation ceremonies, has been a six-time recipient of the Raymond B. Allen Golden Apple Teaching Award (chosen by vote of the senior medical students), a recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award which is awarded annually by the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a 1997 recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award for all four University of Illinois College of Medicine sites. In May, 1997, Dr. Cusack was appointed Regional Vice - Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and served in that position from 1997 to 2002.