Dr. Christen Russo, MD

Dr. Christen Russo, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Christen Russo, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. She graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 2008 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery.

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
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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.""

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

20  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

19  Procedures

  • Cerebral Palsy Surgery
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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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)

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...more
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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...more
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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!

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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...more
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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.

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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!
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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.
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