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Cardiovascular Institute Leadership

Dr. Russell was recruited by NorthShore in 2015 as an attending cardiovascular surgeon before his appointment to co-direct the Cardiovascular Institute in 2017. With his research in thoracic aorta in aortic valve disease, congenital heart disease and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS), Dr. Russell is nationally acknowledged for his impact on enhancing the future of cardiovascular research.

Dr. Russell received his Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He then completed his surgical residency at University of Chicago, where he earned the position of Chief Resident. Specializing in cardiology, he completed his fellowships in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Children’s Memorial Hospital, both in Chicago.

Now as Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Russell continues to build his professional portfolio as a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation. He has three board certifications specializing in thoracic surgery. Dr. Russell continues to share his knowledge as an active member in the cardiovascular community. Having written and delivered more than 75 publications and presentations, he proves his expertise as a top cardiac surgeon.

With the experience and expertise Dr. Russell, the NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute will continue on its path of forward thinking and innovation.