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    Christopher J. Russell, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressCHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd,
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90027
    Phone+1 323 361 6177
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      As a pediatric hospitalist, I have clinical expertise in the acute medical management and coordination of care for children with medical complexity, including patients with tracheostomies admitted with bacterial respiratory tract infections. My long-term career goal is to become an independent clinical researcher focusing on improving evidence-based care of hospitalized children with complex conditions, particularly for pediatric patients with tracheostomies. The aims of my current research projects are to determine risk factors for development of bacterial lower respiratory tract infections in patients after initial tracheostomy placement and to document the evolution of the respiratory tract microbiome after treatment of lower respiratory tract infections in tracheostomized patients.


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      Children's Hospital Los Angeles2012  - 2013Barbara M. Korsch Award in Medical Education
      Southern California CTSI2014  - 2016KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Award
      Academic Pediatric Association2015  - 2016Young Investigator Award
      Pasadena Magazine2016  - 2017Top Doctor

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      1. Russell C, Simon TD, Mamey MR, Newth CJL, Neely MN. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and post-tracheotomy bacterial respiratory tract infection readmissions. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 Apr 25. PMID: 28440922.
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      2. Russell C, Mack WJ, Schrager SM, Wu S. Care Variations and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized With Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Infections. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Dec 20. PMID: 27998905.
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      3. Flores G, Mendoza FS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Mendoza JA, Pachter L, Espinoza J, Fernandez CR, Arnold DD, Brown NM, Gonzalez KM, Lopez C, Owen MC, Parks KM, Reynolds KL, Russell C. Hot topics, urgent priorities, and ensuring success for racial/ethnic minority young investigators in academic pediatrics. Int J Equity Health. 2016 Dec 09; 15(1):201. PMID: 27938389.
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      4. Chen NY, Nguyen E, Schrager SM, Russell C. Factors Associated With the Prophylactic Prescription of a Bowel Regimen to Prevent Opioid-Induced Constipation. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 6(11):677-683. PMID: 27803072.
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      5. Trost MJ, Cowell M, Cannon J, Mitchell K, Waloff K, Avila H, Chand S, Russell C. Risk factors for overnight respiratory events following sedation for magnetic resonance imaging in children with sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27683261.
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      6. Russell C, Shiroishi MS, Siantz E, Wu BW, Patino CM. The use of inhaled antibiotic therapy in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia and tracheobronchitis: a systematic review. BMC Pulm Med. 2016; 16(1):40. PMID: 26956371.
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      7. Russell C, Simon TD. Care of Children with Medical Complexity in the Hospital Setting. Pediatr Ann. 2014 Jul 1; 43(7):e157-e162. PMID: 24977678.
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      8. Russell C, Golub SA, Cohen DE, Mayer KH. Urine-based asymptomatic urethral gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and sexual risk-taking behavior in men who have sex with men in greater Boston. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Mar; 21(3):205-11. PMID: 17428188.
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      9. Cohen DE, Russell C, Golub SA, Mayer KH. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among men who have sex with men at a Boston community health center and its association with markers of high-risk behavior. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Aug; 20(8):557-64. PMID: 16893325.
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      10. Yu XG, Addo MM, Perkins BA, Wej F, Rathod A, Geer SC, Parta M, Cohen D, Stone DR, Russell C, Tanzi G, Mei S, Wurcel AG, Frahm N, Lichterfeld M, Heath L, Mullins JI, Marincola F, Goulder PJ, Brander C, Allen T, Cao Y, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Differences in the expressed HLA class I alleles effect the differential clustering of HIV type 1-specific T cell responses in infected Chinese and caucasians. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 May; 20(5):557-64. PMID: 15186531.
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      11. Frahm N, Korber BT, Adams CM, Szinger JJ, Draenert R, Addo MM, Feeney ME, Yusim K, Sango K, Brown NV, SenGupta D, Piechocka-Trocha A, Simonis T, Marincola FM, Wurcel AG, Stone DR, Russell C, Adolf P, Cohen D, Roach T, StJohn A, Khatri A, Davis K, Mullins J, Goulder PJ, Walker BD, Brander C. Consistent cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte targeting of immunodominant regions in human immunodeficiency virus across multiple ethnicities. J Virol. 2004 Mar; 78(5):2187-200. PMID: 14963115.
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      12. Russell C, Keel PK. Homosexuality as a specific risk factor for eating disorders in men. Int J Eat Disord. 2002 Apr; 31(3):300-6. PMID: 11920991.
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