Christy A. Russell

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of USC Norris Breast Center
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Areas of treatment:

Medical Oncology
Breast Cancer
Transfusion Free (bloodless medicine)

Specialties:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Oncology

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

Language:

  • English

Christy A. Russell, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of USC Norris Breast Center

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine - Pasadena
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Christy Russell, MD, is associate professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Director of the USC Norris Breast Center and chief of medicine at USC Norris Cancer Hospital. She is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and. As a board certified physician in both internal medicine and medical oncology, Russell has served as chief of staff and as a member of the Norris Leadership Council.
She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and trained as a fellow in medical oncology and hematology at LAC+USC Medical Center. Russell lectures nationally and internationally and has authored numerous publications on breast and testicular cancer. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Wellness Community in Pasadena and a board member of the American Cancer Society.

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Education:

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, BS, 1976
Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1980

Residencies:

Good Samaritan Medical Center and Phoenix Veteran's Hospital (Internal Medicine), Phoenix, AZ, July 1980 - June 1983

Fellowships:

LAC+USC Medical Center (Hematology/Medical Oncology), Los Angeles, CA, July 1983 - June 1986

Professional society memberships:

American Cancer Society, Los Angeles County Regional Council, 1996 - 2001, 2003 - Present
Southern California Academy of Clinical Oncology, 1996 - Present
American Cancer Society, San Gabriel Valley Division, 1996 - Present
American Cancer Society, California Division, Breast Health Committee, 1998 - 2001
American Cancer Society, California Division, 1998 - Present
American Cancer Society, California Division, Breast Initiative Team, 1999 - 2001
American College of Physicians
American Society of Breast Disease
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Awards:

Foothill Branch Angel Award , Wellness Community, 2003
Visions of Hope Award, AstraZeneca Oncology, 2003
Woman of Excellence in the Field of Medicine, YWCA Pasadena, 2004
Women of Courage Award, ABC7 Los Angeles, 2006
Dr. Russell was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.