Dr. Michael Russo, MD

Dr. Michael Russo, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Michael Russo, MD is a neurology specialist in Honolulu, HI and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1986 and specializes in neurology, sleep medicine, and more.Read his story

250 Ward Ave Ste 170

Honolulu, HI 96814

Contact Information

(808) 294-3332

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
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Tension Headache
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more than 97% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Russo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Russo "Michael B Russo, MD FACP, FAAN, FAASM, FAsMA graduated from Princeton University and received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in 1986. He trained in Neurology at New York University Medical Center, at Bellevue Hospital, the Manhattan Veteran's Administration Hospital, the NINDs Intramural Epilepsy Program of the National Institutes of Health, and the Chalfont St Giles Epilepsy Center of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queens Square, London, England. He trained in Sleep Disorders Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. During his 34 years in the US Army he served as Commander of US Medical Forces Central America; Director of Neurosciences Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Chief of Mental Health Services, US Army Kuwait; 2nd Brigade Surgeon, 1st Armor Division (Old Ironsides) Germany; Chief of Neurology 121 Evacuation Hospital Seoul Korea; and physician for the US Embassies in Beijing, Bangkok, Prague, and Budapest. In 2001 he was selected for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs' of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine by General Peter Pace, the highest award given to a US military physician. He has also been awarded Meritorious Service Medal and other civilian and military awards, and has been inducted into the US Army Order of Military Medical Merit. Dr. Russo has over 100 peer reviewed articles and abstracts; book chapters and US Patents. Upon his retirement from the Army in 2011, Dr. Russo founded Hawaii Pacific DEEG (Dense-Array 128 Channel Electroencephalography) to bring Hawaii State-of-the-Art diagnostics for Traumatic Brain Injury, and Honolulu Neuroscience Clinic with offices in Honolulu, Hilo, and Kona. He is incoming President of the Hawaii Neurological Society. He is Founding Co-Director of the Hawaii Sleep and Wellness Foundation, the leading sleep advocacy foundation in Hawaii."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Russo "Listening, caring, personalized attention. I strive to identify the cause of your problem. Once the cause is identified, I seek to fix the problem. I don't believe in treating symptoms without identifying the reason for the symptoms. I do not want to hide the problem by covering it with medications - I want to help you heal so that you don't need medicine. Minimize the use of drugs and maximize the use of your intrinsic healing abilities."

3  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

60  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Episodic Concentration Difficulty
  • Episodic Loss of Consiousness
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
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4  Procedures

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  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • National Institutes Of Health-Ninds
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Nyu Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Queen's Square-National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Us Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Excellence in Military Medicine. Selected by Surgeon Gen as best physician in US Army, 2001
  • Military Medical Merit. Awarded by Chief of Staff, Honuran Armed Forces for humanitarian medical work in Honduras, 2000
Media & Publications
  • Over 100 journal articles, book chapters, medical abstracts and presentations, patents. Book and Journal editor, journal editorial board.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Russo, MD
Dr. Russo has been seeing my son for seizure disorder for the past year and a half. He has been excellent in every way: thoroughly explaining his medical condition, treatment options, medications and their possible effects. He and his staff show concern and compassion, are always friendly,...Read More
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Mary Katherine Trevithick in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – Jan 28, 2018
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Dr. Russo is patient, compassionate, and very knowledgeable in his fields of expertise. He listens very astutely to the patient's medical concerns and is able to just as importantly filter issues out not clearly expressed by the patient. His is courteous and professional in his demure. Dr. Russo...Read More
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Fay – Dec 22, 2017
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I have felt that "we" were missing something in the diagnosing and treatment of my 14-yo son who has suffered with a plethora of symptoms since birth. We were referred to Dr. Russo and within a month, after more thorough testing than he had ever undergone, Dr. Russo presented us with diagnosis...Read More
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Mary in Kealakekua, HI – Dec 20, 2017
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Could have died because of this man’s lack of knowledge re: Cerebral Thrombosis. He had me on a CPAP machine, and my PC was scratching his head, as my sleep study showed NO apnea. Very sad situation. He needs training on the human brain.
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Murrieta, CA – Nov 26, 2017
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For over 20 years I've had severe chronic migraines (2-3 per week) in which I was on several medications. I was referred to Dr. Russo and after a couple of visits and testing I was switched to just one medication and prescribed a CPAP machine. Today, after 3 months of just the one medication and...Read More
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Peters in Kailua Kona, HI – Oct 14, 2017
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