Dr. Robert Russo, MD

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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.

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Scripps XiMed Bldg9850 Genesee Ave Ste 350
La Jolla, CA 92037
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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
    10 to 15 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'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.

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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Green Hosp-Scripps

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Green Hosp-Scripps

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Green Hosp-Scripps

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    U.C.L.A.

    Graduated in 1976

  • Other Education
    U.C.L.A.

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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