Dr. Alan Muskett was born to Bess and Al Muskett in Missoula, Montana. At Missoula Sentinel High School he won state championships in track (800 meter run) and oratory. He graduated with highest honors in English Literature from Montana State University, and then proceeded to the University of Washington where he graduated with honors and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honorary society.
Following medical school, Dr. Muskett trained in general surgery at the University of Utah. He did an additional year in cardiac surgery research, publishing several articles and presenting papers at scientific meetings on cardiopulmonary transplantation. He then became board certified in general surgery and was elected to the American College of Surgeons. He then moved on to Washington University in St. Louis, where he was trained as a cardiac and thoracic surgeon, having the opportunity to perform heart and lung transplants. After completing his fellowship, he was board certified in cardiac and thoracic surgery.
In 1991 Dr. Muskett returned to Montana and practiced cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery for the next 12 years. His surgical team was consistently ranked among the best in the country, winning numerous quality and outcome awards. In 2003, he sought a new challenge and entered a plastic surgery residency at the University of Mississippi. In this very busy program he received extensive experience in all areas of plastic surgery. There he continued his research interests, publishing several papers, and twice had presentations at the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgery meeting. In 2005, he replaced the retiring Dr. Walter Peet in Billings, joining Dr. Steve Grosso at Billings Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Muskett has been active in the community, serving as president of the Yellowstone Valley Medical Society, president of Montana Associated Physicians, chairman of surgery at St. Vincent Healthcare, and has served on the board of directors of the Billings Symphony Orchestra and the Billings Area Catholic Education Trust. He teaches adult Sunday school and has sung in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Billings. He has written extensively for the Billings Gazette on medical and healing subjects, and has spoken at numerous medical conferences around the state. Dr. Muskett is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Alan is married to Pamela, and they are parents of Sally, Cathy, and Luke. The kids have endured years of youth sports coaching from Daddy.