Dr. Mark Russo, MD

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Dr. Mark Russo, MD
Mark J. Russo, MD, MS, is an attending cardiac surgeon, Director of the Center for Aortic Diseases, Director of Structural Heart and Valvular Disease, and Director of Valve Research Center at RWJBarnabas Health. He is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Russo specializes in complex and reoperative aortic and valvular surgery. To achieve the best possible patient outcomes, Dr. Russo uses leading-edge technologies, including minimally invasive, endovascular, and hybrid approaches; transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR); valve-sparing aortic procedures; and advanced cardiopulmonary perfusion techniques. Dr. Russo is among the most experienced transcatheter valve surgeons in the U.S. He has taught these novel procedures to hundreds of other physicians. Dr. Russo is also an experienced transplant surgeon, participating in over 400 successful organ transplants. Dr. Russo has authored more than 150 published manuscripts, abstracts, and textbook chapters focused on improving health care quality and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. He has been invited to present his work internationally, and the findings of his research have been reported by major media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, and Newsweek. Dr. Russo has served as an investigator for the prestigious NIH-sponsored Cardiothoracic Surgery Trials Network (CTSN), the PARNTER II trials, and the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections (IRAD). For his work, Dr. Russo has received awards from leading professional organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA), Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2012, Dr. Russo was the 2nd recipient of the annual President's Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the largest organization of thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons in the world. He was recognized as a NJBIZ Healthcare Hero and nominated for Physician of the Year in New Jersey. Dr. Russo is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He later obtained a Master's in outcomes research from Dartmouth Medical School. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He completed residencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. He also completed Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Previously, he was Assistant-Attending-in-Cardiothoracic-Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia in New York, NY. Most recently, he was Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Cardiac Surgery Research, and Co-Director of the Aortic Center at the University of Chicago. Dr. Russo is a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

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    i was transferred to beth isreal from my local hospital. they told me they were sending me to the best doctor to do surgery on me. dr. russo did several procedures on my heart, 5 by passes, repaired my aoerta, gave me a new porcine valve (my kids started calling me miss piggy) and several other things that have left my mind for the moment. besides being a very talented surgeon, dr. russo was a concerned doctor who was caring and attentive to my many problems. God bless him!
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    Mark J. Russo, MD, MS, is an attending cardiac surgeon, Director of the Center for Aortic Diseases, Director of Structural Heart and Valvular Disease, and Director of Valve Research Center at RWJBarnabas Health.  He is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.

    Dr. Russo specializes in complex and reoperative aortic and valvular surgery.  To achieve the best possible patient outcomes, Dr. Russo uses leading-edge technologies, including minimally invasive, endovascular, and hybrid approaches; transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR); valve-sparing aortic procedures; and advanced cardiopulmonary perfusion techniques. Dr. Russo is among the most experienced transcatheter valve surgeons in the U.S.  He has taught these novel procedures to hundreds of other physicians. Dr. Russo is also an experienced transplant surgeon, participating in over 400 successful organ transplants.

    Dr. Russo has authored more than 150 published manuscripts, abstracts, and textbook chapters focused on improving health care quality and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease.  He has been invited to present his work internationally, and the findings of his research have been reported by major media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, and Newsweek. 

    Dr. Russo has served as an investigator for the prestigious NIH-sponsored Cardiothoracic Surgery Trials Network (CTSN), the PARNTER II trials, and the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections (IRAD). For his work, Dr. Russo has received awards from leading professional organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA), Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In 2012, Dr. Russo was the 2nd recipient of the annual President's Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the largest organization of thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons in the world.  He was recognized as a NJBIZ Healthcare Hero and nominated for Physician of the Year in New Jersey.

    Dr. Russo is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He later obtained a Master's in outcomes research from Dartmouth Medical School.  He earned his Medical Doctorate from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.  He completed residencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY.  He also completed Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  Previously, he was Assistant-Attending-in-Cardiothoracic-Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia in New York, NY.  Most recently, he was Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Cardiac Surgery Research, and Co-Director of the Aortic Center at the University of Chicago.   Dr. Russo is a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

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    A nationally known expert in the treatment of heart valve disease, Dr. Russo specializes in complex and reoperative aortic and valvular surgery.  To achieve the best possible patient outcomes, Dr. Russo uses leading-edge technologies, including minimally invasive, endovascular, and hybrid approaches; transcatheter valve replacement; valve-sparing aortic procedures; and advanced cardio-pulmonary perfusion techniques. Dr. Russo is one of the most experienced transcatheter valve surgeons in the U.S. He has taught these novel procedures to hundreds of other physicians.  He is a Principle Investigator and Co-Chair of the Case Review Board for the landmark PARTNER 3 trial.Dr. Russo is also an experienced heart transplant surgeon, participating in over 500 successful organ transplants.  

    Dr. Russo says...

    A nationally known expert in the treatment of heart valve disease, Dr. Russo specializes in complex and reoperative aortic and valvular surgery.  To achieve the best possible patient outcomes, Dr. Russo uses leading-edge technologies, including minimally invasive, endovascular, and hybrid approaches; transcatheter valve replacement; valve-sparing aortic procedures; and advanced cardio-pulmonary perfusion techniques. Dr. Russo is one of the most experienced transcatheter valve surgeons in the U.S. He has taught these novel procedures to hundreds of other physicians.  He is a Principle Investigator and Co-Chair of the Case Review Board for the landmark PARTNER 3 trial.Dr. Russo is also an experienced heart transplant surgeon, participating in over 500 successful organ transplants.

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    •  Board certified in Thoracic Surgery
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    • Thoracic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aneurysm
    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Aneurysm of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Cancer
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease

    Education

    • Medical School
      Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

      Graduated in 2002

      Dartmouth College
    • Internship Hospital
      New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr

      Completed in 2003

    • Residency Hospital
      New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr

      Completed in 2008

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Columbia Coll Phys&Surg/Ny Presbyterian Hosp

      Completed in 2010

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Rochester

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Impella Device
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lung Surgery
    • Maze Procedure
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Thoracentesis
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Ventricular Assist Device
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy