Cardiac Surgeon Joins Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Lake Forest Hospital November 19, 2013
Russell sees patients at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 800 N. Westmoreland Road, suite 102, in Lake Forest, and performs surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Russell’s special interests include adult and pediatric congenital heart surgery, complex re-operations in congenital heart surgery, heart transplantation, valve repair and replacement, and coronary artery surgery. An assistant professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Russell has been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
“Dr. Russell adds another layer of depth to our team of physicians at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Lake Forest Hospital,” said Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, ranked among the top 20 cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. "Not only is Dr. Russell a skilled technical surgeon in all aspects of heart surgery, but also I've been impressed at how comfortable patients and family members feel under his care. Referring physicians and team members all respect his communication style and his dedication to outstanding patient care."
A graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Russell completed his internship as well as his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and served two years as a post-doctoral research fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of California-Los Angeles. He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and cardiovascular-thoracic surgery from Children’s Memorial Hospital. Russell is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.
“At the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we are focused on superior patient outcomes and using innovation, research and technology to further our understanding of the causes and treatments of cardiac disease,” said Russell. “There is a seamless integration of care between the services provided at the medical campus in Chicago and at Lake Forest Hospital, which ensures we provide the best level of service and care to all of our patients.”
Learn more about the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and Northwestern Medicine Cardiovascular Care.