Dr. Muskus II attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1968, graduating cum laude. He then spent four years in the US Navy Airborne Division during the Vietnam Conflict, and was honorably discharged in 1973. He attended Case Western Reserve University and received dual Master of Science degrees in Bio-medical and Clinical Engineering in 1976. During this time, he worked at the Cleveland Clinic Artificial Organs section with the first animals to have surgically implanted artificial hearts and did volunteer work at the Cleveland Clinic Renal Dialysis Center repairing equipment. He also volunteered at the VA Medical Center in Cleveland, working with quadriplegics assisting them in gaining more functionality using various engineered devices.
Dr. Muskus II attended CWRU Medical School from 1976-80, and then did a four-year OB/GYN residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA graduating in 1984. He subsequently joined a ten-person OB/GYN private practice group in Gainesville, FL where he practiced for 26 years, delivering about 7500 babies during his OB career. During this time, he developed a special interest in pelvic support surgery, urogynecology, and minimally invasive surgery that he learned on cadavers and with proctoring.
He established a teaching relationship with the UF Medical Departments. He taught Family Practice residents first, then OB/GYN residents, in benign gyn areas in his private practice. He is board certified in OB/GYN and is a Fellow and Diplomat of ACOG. He was the first Chief of the OB/GYN Department at North Florida Medical Center in Gainesville, where the LDRP concept was first brought to this town. He has served on numerous committees and medical advisory boards throughout his career. He has belonged to many national and international medical organizations also. He participated in the Alachua County Medical Society WE CARE program providing medical care for local indigents for many years until joining the VMAC. Dr. Muskus has taken several trips to Haiti to perform and teach surgical procedures there.
Dr. Muskus II joined the GYN surgical staff at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in 2010, where he presently continues to work with veterans who have served their country valiantly. He has served on a number of National VA Committees and taken part in several programs educating primary care doctors in a variety of gyn topics. He has a courtesy clinical appointment at UF in the department of OB/GYN and spends some of his time teaching upper level OB/GYN residents various surgical procedures. This has been one of his most rewarding accomplishments in the 35 years he has practiced medicine.