Dr. Robert Russo, MD

Cardiology  |  
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Age 63
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Dr. Robert Russo, MD
Dr. Russo's practice of invasive cardiology encompasses all areas of cardiovascular disease, with special interest and expertise in coronary artery disease, valvular and athletic heart disease, rhythm disorders, heart failure, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), cardiac MRI, and the safety of pacemakers and defibrillators (ICD) in the MRI environment. He also holds Level 3 certification in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (SCMR), is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His philosophy of clinical care places the highest priority on patient education and individualized care. Taking the time to ensure that every patient understands their disease process and how lifestyle modifications can alter the course of cardiovascular disease is the primary goal of his practice, while incorporating the latest research and national treatment guidelines. Dr. Russo enjoys a national and international reputation for expertise in intravascular imaging, cardiac MRI, and MRI for patients with implanted cardiac devices. He is passionately committed to education and clinical research. He was a Fellow and Board Member of the Hewitt Medical Research Foundation, is an Adjunct Professor in Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute, and a former Skaggs Scholar for Translational Medicine. His academic record includes more than 30 publications, 75 abstracts, and 200 invited academic lectures.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 350

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 886-7595

Dr. Robert Russo, MD

Dr. Robert Russo, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
  • 6 More

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Dr. Russo's Experience

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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 Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
46

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Echocardiography
  • ICD Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Treadmill Stress Test

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • U.C.L.A.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Green Hosp-Scripps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Green Hosp-Scripps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Green Hosp-Scripps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U.C.L.A.
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Russo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
3.9
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Russo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in La Jolla, CA |
Dr. Russo listens to my concerns carefully, goes to great lengths to make sure I understand the reasons for his recommendations, is caring and pleasant, and--above all--is highly competent. I recommend him without reservations!
in San Diego, CA |
I went to Dr. Russo because I had a flutter in the area of my heart. He has the patience of Job. I have had many doctors over the years.. I am 74 and have never hestitated to see the doctor, so this isn't my first time at the rodeo. I would highly recommend Dr. Russo as he is not only an MD but a PhD as well. I trust him completely.
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Dr. Russo accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    LocalPlus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
  • Humana
    Advantage Plus
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare of California PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan PPO
    Prime
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Russo has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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