Stuart Russell, MD

Stuart Russell, MD

Cardiology Baltimore, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Chief, Heart failure and transplantation

Office Address

  • 1800 Orleans Street Zayed Tower 7125S
    Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Inst
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: (443) 997-0270
    Fax: (443) 287-3180

Stuart Russell, MD

Cardiology Baltimore, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Chief, Heart failure and transplantation

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: General Cardiology, Heart Failure & Transplantation

Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Chief, Heart Failure and TransplantationJohns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
    Clinical Chief, Heart Failure and Transplantation (2004-Present); Chief, Heart Failure and Transplantation (2006-Present)
  • Associate Professor of MedicineJohns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
  • Medical Director of Cardiac Transplantation, Associate Director of Heart FailureDuke Medical Center
    Durham, NC
  • Assistant Professor of MedicineDuke Medical Center
    Durham, NC

Education & Training

  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
  • University of Washington School of MedicineUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical LicenseMD State Medical License2004 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAdvanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
    • Top Doctors:Baltimore AreaCastle Connolly, 2012

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • The 2013 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for mechanical circulatory support: Executive summary.  Feldman D, Pamboukian SV, Teuteberg JJ, Birks E, Lietz K, Moore SA, Morgan JA, Arabia F et al., J Heart Lung Transplant, 1/1/2013
    • Risk stratification in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy-associated desmosomal mutation carriers.  Bhonsale A, James CA, Tichnell C, Murray B, Madhavan S, Philips B, Russell SD, Abraham T, Tandri H, Judge DP, Calkins H, Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 1/1/2013
    • An Evaluation of the Role of Endomyocardial Biopsy in 851 Patients With Unexplained Heart Failure From 2000-2009.  Bennett MK, Gilotra NA, Harrington C, Rao S, Dunn JM, Freitag TB, Halushka MK, Russell SD, Circ Heart Fail, 1/1/2013

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Mechanical Circulatory Support. A companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease. Chapter: Candidate selection for long-term left ventricular assist device therapy for advanced heart failure. Page 72 - 87
      Miller LW, Russell SD
      Editors: Kormos RL and Miller LW.Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Clinical Challenges in Heart Failure. Chapter: Russell SD. Prescribing exercise training for patients with heart failure. Page 137 - 146
      Russell SD
      Editors: Mehra MR.Clinical Publishing, Oxford, UK.
    • ISHLT Monograph Series. Advanced Heart Failure. Chapter: Neurohormones and cytokines in heart failure. Page 39 - 50
      Mudd JO, Russell SD
      Editors: Banner NR and Jessup M.Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.


    • Racial disparities in patients bridged to heart transplantation with a ventricular assist device. Beaty CA, George TJ, Kilic A, Tedford RJ, Russell SD, Shah AS, J Heart Lung Transplant, 1/1/2013
    • Reoperative sternotomy is associated with increased mortality after heart transplantation. George TJ, Beaty CA, Ewald GA, Shah AS, Russell SD, Conte JV, Whitman GJ, Silvestry SC, J Heart Lung Transplant, 1/1/2012
    • Cellular rejection on a non-routine biopsy predicts poor long term outcome. Panjrath GS, George T, Russell SD, Tedford RJ, Steenbergen C, Scheel J, Skojec DV, Haluskha MK, J Heart Lung Transplant, 1/1/2012


    • Hospital readmissions for LVAD patients: Can we stop the bleeding? 9/1/2013
    • How to troubleshoot continuous flow LVADs? 9/1/2013
    • When should you consider endomyocardial biopsy? 9/1/2013

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
    • BCBS California PPO
    • Blue Shield California HMO
    • Blue Shield California PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Cofinity PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net California Large Group PPO
    • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Pacificare HMO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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