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Christopher J. Russell, MD, MS

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressCHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd,
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90027
Phone+1 323 361 6177
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    Harvard University, Cambridge, MAA.B.06/2000Psychology & Biology
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAM.D.06/2007Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA06/2010Pediatrics Residency
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAM.S.05/2017Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigation
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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
    Society for Pediatric Research2017Member

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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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    1. Gay AC, Barreto N, Schrager SM, Russell CJ. Factors Associated With Length of Stay and 30-Day Revisits in Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 May 30. PMID: 29851759.
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    2. Russell CJ, Mamey MR, Koh JY, Schrager SM, Neely MN, Wu S. Length of Stay and Hospital Revisit After Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Tract Infection Hospitalizations. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Jan 16. PMID: 29339536.
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    3. Russell CJ, Thurm C, Hall M, Simon TD, Neely MN, Berry JG. Risk factors for hospitalizations due to bacterial respiratory tract infections after tracheotomy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Mar; 53(3):349-357. PMID: 29314789.
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    4. Yu H, Mamey MR, Russell CJ. Factors associated with 30-day all-cause hospital readmission after tracheotomy in pediatric patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Dec; 103:137-141. PMID: 29224755.
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    5. Russell CJ, Simon TD, Mamey MR, Newth CJL, Neely MN. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and post-tracheotomy bacterial respiratory tract infection readmissions. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 Sep; 52(9):1212-1218. PMID: 28440922.
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    6. Russell CJ, Mack WJ, Schrager SM, Wu S. Care Variations and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized With Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Infections. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 01; 7(1):16-23. PMID: 27998905.
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    7. 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 CJ. Hot topics, urgent priorities, and ensuring success for racial/ethnic minority young investigators in academic pediatrics. Int J Equity Health. 2016 12 09; 15(1):201. PMID: 27938389.
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    8. Chen NY, Nguyen E, Schrager SM, Russell CJ. Factors Associated With the Prophylactic Prescription of a Bowel Regimen to Prevent Opioid-Induced Constipation. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 11; 6(11):677-683. PMID: 27803072.
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    9. Trost MJ, Cowell M, Cannon J, Mitchell K, Waloff K, Avila H, Chand S, Russell CJ. Risk factors for overnight respiratory events following sedation for magnetic resonance imaging in children with sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2017 Mar; 21(1):137-141. PMID: 27683261.
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    10. Russell CJ, 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 Mar 08; 16:40. PMID: 26956371; PMCID: PMC4784295.
    11. Russell CJ, Simon TD. Care of children with medical complexity in the hospital setting. Pediatr Ann. 2014 Jul; 43(7):e157-62. PMID: 24977678.
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    12. Russell CJ, 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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    13. Cohen DE, Russell CJ, 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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    14. Yu XG, Addo MM, Perkins BA, Wej F, Rathod A, Geer SC, Parta M, Cohen D, Stone DR, Russell CJ, 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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    15. 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 CJ, 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; PMCID: PMC369231.
    16. Russell CJ, 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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