Russell K. Brynes

Professor of Clinical Pathology

Areas of treatment:

Consultant in the Diagnosis of Leukemia
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
Hodgkin Lymphoma
Plasma Cell Myeloma and Related Diseases


  • Pathology


  • Department of Pathology


  • English

Russell K. Brynes, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology

Practicing location:

  • Hoffman Medical Research Building

About this doctor:

Dr. Brynes is the Chief of the Hematopathology Service in the USC Department of Pathology. He serves as Co-Director of USC Labs, Co-Director of the LA County-USC Medical Center Core and Special Hematology Laboratories. He has held academic positions at Emory University School of Medicine and at the City of Hope National Medical Center.


B.A. with honors - Premedical Studies, University of Massachusetts, 1967
Doctor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1971


University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Anatomic Pathology, 1971 - 1972


University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Anatomic Pathology, 1972 - 1973
University of Minnesota Hospitals, Lab Medicine & Pathology, 1975 - 1977


University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, USPHS Trainee in Hematopathology, 1973 - 1975


American Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology
American Board of Pathology: Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology: Hematology

Professional society memberships:

Los Angeles Society of Pathologists
American Society for Clinical Pathology
US and Canadian Academy of Pathology
American Society of Hematology
Society for Hematopathology


Third Prize, Hektoen Award of the Chicago Pathological Society, 1974
Distinguished Service Award, ASCP Commission on Continuing Education, 1992
Pathology Resident Teaching Award, Keck School of Medicine, 2001
Listed in The Best Doctors in America, 2001 - present
Listed in Guide to America's Top Physicians 2004 - present