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Mark J. Russo MD

Mark J. Russo, MD

  • Surgery-Thoracic | Surgery-Thoracic and Cardiac | Transplantation
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    Mark J. Russo, MD, MS, is the Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery; Director of Structural Heart Disease; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Russo specializes in the treatment of complex and reoperative aortic and valvular disease. To achieve the best possible patient outcomes, Dr. Russo uses leading-edge technologies, including open, minimally invasive, catheter-based, and hybrid approaches. 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 throughout the world.

    Dr. Russo is also an experienced transplant surgeon, participating in over 500 successful organ transplants. Dr. Russo has co-authored more than 200 published manuscripts, abstracts, and textbook chapters focused on improving health care quality and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Russo holds leadership roles for several national and international clinical trials exploring novel treatments for heart valve disease. For his work, Dr. Russo has received awards from leading professional organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA), Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE), and the National Institutes for Health (NIH). Dr. Russo received the President’s Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the largest organization of thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons in the world.

    Dr. Russo is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester. 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 New York City. 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, and subsequently, was 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.

    Clinical Expertise

    Surgery-Cardiothoracic

    Clinical Interests

    Coronary Artery Surgery - Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts; Bypass Surgery; CABG; Coronary Artery Surgery; Reoperation; Off Pump Bypass Surgery; Off Pump Heart Surgery Valve Surgery - Aortic Valve Repair; Aortic Valve Replacement; Mitral Valve Repair; Mitral Valve Replacement; Reoperatve Heart Valve Surgery; Endovascular and Hybrid Aortic Surgery Transcatheter Valve Surgery - TAVR, TAVI, ViV, MVIV, valve-in-valve Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery - Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair; Mitral Valve Replacement; Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery Aortic Surgery - Aorta Surgery; Aortic Dissection; Complex Aorta Surgery; Valve Sparing Roots, Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome; Aortic Root Aneurysms; Ascending Aortic Aneurysms; Aortic Arch Aneurysms; Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms; Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Aortic Dissections, including Type A Dissections and Type B Dissections; Native Aortic and Prosthetic Graft Infections, including Endocarditis; Congenital Aortic Disease, such as Marfan's syndrome and Loeys Dietz​ Transplant Surgery - Heart and Lung

  • College

    University of Rochester - 1994

    Medical School

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University - 1998

    Internship

    New York Presbyterian Hospital - 2002

    Fellowship

    Columbia University Medical Center - 2005

    Residency

    New York Presbyterian Hospital - 2007

    Fellowship

    Columbia University Medical Center - 2007

    Residency

    New York Presbyterian Hospital - 2008

    Fellowship

    Columbia University Medical Center - 2010

    Board Certification

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - 2012

    Medical School

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY

    Internship

    New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, NY, NY

    Residency

    New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, NY, NY

    Fellowship

    New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, NY, NY

    Publications
    • Title:Clinical and Functional Outcomes Associated with Age after Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
      Authors:Okoh AK, Kang N, Haik N, Fugar S, Chunguang C, Bruce H, Cohen M, Russo MJ
      Publisher:Innovations (Phila)
      Date:2019
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    • Title:Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Balloon-Expandable Valve in Low-Risk Patients
      Authors:Mack MJ, Leon MB, Thourani VH, Makkar R, Kodali SK, Russo M, Kapadia SR, Malaisrie SC, Cohen DJ, Pibarot P, Leipsic J, Hahn RT, Blanke P, Williams MR, McCabe JM, Brown DL, Babaliaros V, Goldman S, Szeto WY, Genereux P, Pershad A, Pocock SJ, Alu MC, Webb JG
      Publisher:N Engl J Med
      Date:2019
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    • Title:Bioprosthetic valve fracture: Technical insights from a multicenter study
      Authors:Allen KB, Chhatriwalla AK, Saxon JT, Cohen DJ, Nguyen TC, Webb J, Loyalka P, Bavry AA, Rovin JD, Whisenant B, Dvir D, Kennedy KF, Thourani V, Lee R
      Publisher:J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
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    • Title:Trends in complete heart block after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A population based analysis
      Authors:Al-Ogaili A, Fugar S, Okoh A, Kolkailah AA, Al Hashemi N, Ayoub A, Russo MJ, Kavinsky CJ
      Publisher:Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
      Date:2019
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    • Title:: Case Volume and Outcomes After TAVR With Balloon-Expandable Prostheses: Insights From TVT Registry
      Authors:Russo MJ, McCabe JM, Thourani VH, Guerrero M, Genereux P, Nguyen T, Hong KN, Kodali S, Leon MB
      Publisher:J Am Coll Cardiol
      Date:2019
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    • Title:Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Oncology Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis
      Authors:Landes U, Iakobishvili Z, Vronsky D, Zusman O, Barsheshet A, Jaffe R, Jubran A, Yoon SH, Makkar RR, Taramasso M, Russo M, Maisano F, Sinning JM, Shamekhi J, Biasco L, Pedrazzini G, Moccetti M, Latib A, Pagnesi M, Colombo A, Tamburino C, D' Arrigo P, Windec
      Publisher:JACC Cardiovasc Interv
      Date:2019
      Issue:1
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    • Title:Discharge disposition of older patients undergoing trans-catheter aortic valve replacement and its impact on survival
      Authors:Okoh AK, Haik N, Singh S, Kaur K, Fugar S, Cohen M, Haik B, Chen C, Russo MJ
      Publisher:Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
      Date:2019
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    • Title:Cost-Effectiveness of Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis at Intermediate Risk
      Authors:Baron SJ, Wang K, House JA, Magnuson EA, Reynolds MR, Makkar R, Herrmann HC, Kodali S, Thourani VH, Kapadia S, Svensson L, Mack MJ, Brown DL, Russo MJ, Smith CR, Webb J, Miller C, Leon MB, Cohen DJ
      Publisher:Circulation
      Date:2019
      Issue:7
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