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Mark Russo

Mark J Russo, MD, MS

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Professor of Surgery, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2021-)
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2019-)
Director of Structural Heart Disease, Rutgers-RWJUH (2019-)
Attending Surgeon, RWJBarnabas Health (2012-19)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago (2010-12)
Resident-in-Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYP/Columbia University Med Ctr (2008-2010)
Resident-in-General Surgery, NYP/Columbia University Med Ctr (2002-08)
Dartmouth College, MS '98
University of Rochester, BA '97

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

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