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Mark Russo

Mark J. Russo, MD, MS

201 Lyons Avenue, Suite G5
Newark, NJ  07112
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Attending Surgeon, Barnabas Heart Hospital (2012-)
- Director, Center for Aortic Diseases, Barnabas Health (2012-)
- Director, Cardiac Surgery Research, Barnabas Health (2012-)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago (2010-12)
- Co-Director, Aortic Center, University of Chicago Medical Center (2011-12)
- Faculty Affiliate, Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHESS), University of Chicago (2010-12)
Assistant Attending-in-Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia (2010)

Other Interests

Complex Aortic & Aortic Valve Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Endovascular Surgery
Health Economics/Policy
Outcomes Research
Thoracic Organ (Heart & Lung) Transplantation


Our group is devoted to pursuing research in clinical outcomes, healthcare policy and economics, and quality improvement in an effort to improve cardiovascular outcomes for both individual patients and society at large. 

Our objectives are to conduct clinical evaluative research focused on: 

  • The development of new analytical methods for understanding medical therapies and related outcomes
  • The clinical and economic evaluation of rapidly evolving device technologies
  • The development of evidence to support clinical guidelines
  • Understanding the policy implications of new research findings
  • The exploration of systems-based practice that will maximize the benefits of available medical therapies
  • The identification of best practices for purpose of improving healthcare outcomes

Additional Educational Information

Resident-in-Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYP/Columbia University Medical Center (2008-2010)Resident-in-General Surgery, NYP/Columbia University Medical Center (2002-08)Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD '02)Dartmouth College (MS '98)University of Rochester (BA '97) 


Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Aorta
  • Coronary Disease
  • Endovascular Techniques
  • Great Vessels
  • Heart Failure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation
  • Valve Disease
  • Catheter-Based Treatments