Marika Russell, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine - Otolaryngology
    Columbia UniversityM.D.2006School of Medicine
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    Columbia P&S2006Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons2006Alpha Omega Alpha
    NYU1999Alexander L. Schluger Award for Excellence in Sociology

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    Marika D. Russell, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the division of General Otolaryngology at the University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS). She is the Chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Russell received her medical degree from Columbia University in New York, and she completed both a one-year General Surgery internship and a residency in Otolaryngology at UCSF. Dr. Russell is the Medical Director for surgical specialties at the San Francisco General Hospital, and she is an attending clinical physician in SFGH’s OHNS clinical section. Her clinical area of expertise is in thyroid surgery, including surgeon-performed ultrasound.

    Dr. Russell’s current research interests include outcomes and disparities studies, and she believes that her location is an excellent opportunity to perform these types of investigations. Various research projects include patient factors related to OR cancellations, clinical efficiency in the OR setting, disparities in access to hearing aids, disparities in perioperative patient/family communication, and outcomes in the head and neck of cancer patients in safety-net setting.

    Dr. Russell is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Academy of OHNS, the American Rhinologic Society, the American Head and Neck Society, and Fellowship to the American College of Surgeons. She is also a peer reviewer for the scientific journal, Laryngoscope.

    General Otolaryngology

    Head and neck oncologic and endocrine surgery, thyroid surgery, including surgeon-performed ultrasound

    Professional Interests:
    Trauma, head and neck cancer and endocrine surgery, disparities in health care, delivery system improvement

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Internship: University of California, San Francisco – General Surgery
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco – Otolaryngology
    • Medical licensure, California
    • American Board of Otolaryngology Certification

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    1. Ulloa JG, Russell MD, Chen AH, Tuot DS. A cohort study of a general surgery electronic consultation system: safety implications and impact on surgical yield. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 06 23; 17(1):433. PMID: 28645288.
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    2. Dewyer NA, Kram YA, Long S, Russell MD. Impact of a pediatric anesthesiologist on operating room efficiency during pediatric tonsillectomies and adenotonsillectomies. Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Jun; 96(6):E24-E28. PMID: 28636738.
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    3. Kram YA, Schmidt TH, Saghezchi S, Russell MD. Attitudes toward Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination and Head and Neck Cancer Prevention in a Diverse, Urban Population. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Oct; 153(4):538-43. PMID: 25779468.
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    4. Kram YA, Russell MS, Russell MD, Knott PD. Single-stage, double-conduit microvascular pharyngotracheal reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Mar; 31(3):233-5. PMID: 25290532.
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    5. Koss SL, Russell MD, Leem TH, Schiff BA, Smith RV. Occult nodal disease in patients with failed laryngeal preservation undergoing surgical salvage. Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb; 124(2):421-8. PMID: 24323309.
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    6. Russell MD, Kangelaris GT. Comparison of L-strut preservation in endonasal and endoscopic septoplasty: a cadaveric study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Feb; 4(2):147-50. PMID: 24493469.
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    7. Russell MD, Goldberg AN. What is the evidence for use of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck surgery? Laryngoscope. 2012 May; 122(5):945-6. PMID: 22261921.
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    8. Dubin MR, Pletcher SD. Postoperative packing after septoplasty: is it necessary? Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009 Apr; 42(2):279-85, viii-ix. PMID: 19328892.
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    9. Dubin MR, Tabaee A, Scruggs JT, Kazim M, Close LG. Image-guided endoscopic orbital decompression for Graves' orbitopathy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Mar; 117(3):177-85. PMID: 18444477.
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    10. Dubin MR, Chang EW. Liposarcoma of the tongue: case report and review of the literature. Head Face Med. 2006 Jul 26; 2:21. PMID: 16872488; PMCID: PMC1553437.
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