Dr. Prust graduated with highest honors with a BSE in chemical engineering from Arizona State University in 1974 and honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his internship, residency, and board certification in both anesthesiology and pain management. He is currently the medical director of El Dorado Surgicenter in Tucson, Arizona, and lectures nationwide about the latest innovations in pain management. He has been chief of staff and served on the board of trustees of El Dorado Hospital.
Dr. Prust was the first president of the Triad Hospitals (NYSE: TRI) National Physician Leadership Group and served on Triad's board of directors. He is currently on the board of directors of NexTrade Holdings, Medsphere Systems Corporation, Charity for Women, and Triad Surgicenters. He has published extensively in scientific and medical literature and authored "Conquering Pain" (Berkley Press, 1997). An angel financier for multiple companies, Dr. Prust also started El Dorado Surgicenter in a joint venture with Triad Hospitals.