Dr. Russell Russo, MD

Dr. Russell Russo, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 34
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Dr. Russell Russo, MD is a sports medicine specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 2009 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic sports medicine.Read his story

826 Harrison Ave

New Orleans, LA 70124

Contact Information

(504) 592-6437

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Russo's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Russo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Russo "About: Dr. Russell Russo is an orthopedic surgeon in New Orleans, Louisiana who is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He completed his training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital where he worked with the best minds in the field. While in Houston, Dr. Russo was a team physician for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and Houston Dynamo. He also took great pride in serving as assistant team physician to Rice University Athletics, including the Rice Football 2014 Hawaii Bowl Champions. Dr. Russo also served as a physician for NASA at the Johnson Space Center, helping the next generation of Astronauts prepare for an eventual mission to Mars. MISSION STATEMENT: Dr. Russo's mission is to bring the same level of care given to professional athletes and the astronaut corps back home to our young and aging athletes here in South Louisiana Background: Dr. Russo is excited to return to the city where he was born and raised. He decided he wanted to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine after an experiencing an ankle injury in high school. Dr. Charles Murphy assisted his return to play which sparked an interest that would lead to a career in orthopedic surgery. The special care Dr. Murphy exhibited is what sets the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine apart from the rest, and is why Dr. Russo chose to join Dr. Murphy's group and begin practicing the compassion and care every injured person deserves. Dr. Russo is a proud alumnus of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans where he also completed his orthopedic surgery residency while working at the Interim Charity Hospital. Throughout his medical career, he has won several awards including a nomination for Medelita's National Resident of the yearaward, as well as paper of the year awards at the Louisiana Orthopedic Associationannual meeting, 3 years in a row. Dr. Russo's research has been featured in articles around the world, as well as in National Geographic's Inside America series. Dr. Russo's passion is to take state of the art care that can be found at the highest level of professional sports and at the country's finest medical institutions and bring that care and expertise home for our local athletes. Dr. Russo is proud to call New Orleans home."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Russo "MISSION STATEMENT


Dr. Russo's mission is to bring the same level of care given to professional athletes and the astronaut corps back home to our young and aging athletes here in South Louisiana"



  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Louisiana State Univeristy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Lsu/Charity Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Methodist Hosp/ Texas Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Russo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Russo's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes
Dr. Russo Says:

I love seeing happy patients

Patient Comments (3)

I am a doctor and heard from friends that Dr.Russo is who I should see for my knee. He was polite, incredibly informative, and fixed my problem with a minor surgery. I can not imaging having a better surgeon take care of me and my patients.
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Dr. Russo is extremely nice and friendly. It is very important for me to have a doctor that makes you feel comfortable and listens to what you have to say as well as giving excellent medical care. He never makes you feel rushed. Appointments are never difficult to schedule and wait times in the...more
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Great bedside manner, knowledgeable, would highly recommend.
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