Dr. Christen Russo, MD

Dr. Christen Russo, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 35
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christen Russo, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Brooklyn, NY. She is 35 years old and has been practicing for 9 years.

506 6th St

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact Information

(718) 780-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
  • 3 More

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Dr. Russo's Experience

Dr. Russo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Russo ""The most important part about my job is knowing that the child and family feel comfortable in my hands, assuring they understand the problem, plan and prognosis. The most flattering compliment is their referral of friends and family; to me, it means they are acknowledging that I care.""


  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Limb Deformity
  • Limb Pain
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Polydactyly
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Cerebral Palsy Surgery
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Osteotomy
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Morgan Stanley Children's Hosp Of New York Presbyterian
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Russo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Russo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Brooklyn, NY |
Worst experience with any Dr's office is w/Dr.Russo Her nd the office has 2 weeks to inform me if anything is needed for the next visit! Instead I was informed on 2 separate occasions the day and time of my appointment the very moment I walked in the door I was informed my child needed extra things. On one occasion the Dr knew we were there and she LEFT b4 seeing my child so my baby had to wait another 2 weeks to see her. AND DONT RESPOND BACK U WASTED my TIME and U knew my baby had A CAST ON!!!
in New York, NY |
Dr. Russo is a kind and caring professional. She took wonderful care of my son when he fractured his ankle. Both my son and I felt very comfortable during our visits with Dr. Russo. She took the time to explain everything to us and took extra care to speak with my son and show him how to take care of himself to get on the road to a speedy recovery! I would highly recommend Dr. Russo-she is truly a fantastic doctor!
At the end of every visit, my hope is that everyone understands the diagnosis and treatment - including the child! I am happy we achieved this, and I hope he is doing well!
in Brooklyn NY |
Before meeting with Dr Russo I read the reviews on here and I was very nervous about setting up an appointment to have my daughter see her.........I am happy to say that the negative reviews on here are lies !!!!! Dr. Christen Russo was amazing!!!She was attentive ,knowledgeable, caring and answered all our questions.....Possibly one of the best experience ive every had with a Doctor period. I highly recommend Dr. Russo to anyone!!!
I appreciate your honesty and am happy you had a good experience. I am also pleased that a change in my office seems to have faired well and is helping to reflect more positively on my practice as a physician. Thank you for letting me care for your child.
in Brooklyn |
My daughter rolled her ankle and looked for orthopedist. I read review with 2 or 3 stars so I was kind of nervous. It turned out to be great to meet wonderful doctor. Because of her care, my daughter is getting better. Thank you, Dr.Russo!
Somerville, MA |
I just took my daughter to see Dr. Russo. I had a very bad experience facing her rudeness and inappropriate attitude. I do not recommend this doctor.
Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Russo is a very rude doctor. I wouldn't recommend this doctor at all based on my experience.
I am sorry to hear that I came across rude. I can assure you it was not my intention and I apologize for that. If I can be of any further assistance please contact my office.
Brooklyn, NY |
I had a terrible experience today at doctor Russo's Clinic. had a follow up appointment for my son. She spoke to me very rudely and said why are you here..who gave you the appointment... I showed her the card for appointment. But she didn't even look at my son. I had taken time off from work. She had no idea how rudely she was talking in front of a kid. Not sure how she even got the license. Never going back to this so called "doctor"
I am sorry to hear that I came across rude. I worked very hard to become a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and want to do all I can for my patients. Communication is key in treating my patients, perhaps in my efforts to understand what I could help you with, I came across as short. I apologize, that was not my intention. I wish you all the best in your future health needs.
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Dr. Russo accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • WellCare

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