Marika Russell, MD

Title(s)Assoc Prof of Clinical OHNS, Office of the CEO
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #3A30
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 Associate Professor in the division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery 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. Her clinical area of expertise is in thyroid/parathyroid surgery, including surgeon-performed ultrasound. Dr. Russell is a national leader in head and neck ultrasound education.

    Dr. Russell’s research interests include outcomes and disparities in the treatment of benign and malignant conditions of the head and neck.

    Dr. Russell is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, the American Thyroid Association, and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

    Thyroid/parathyroid surgery

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

    Professional Interests:
    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. Molecular Alterations and Comprehensive Clinical Management of Oncocytic Thyroid Carcinoma: A Review and Multidisciplinary 2023 Update. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Mar 01; 150(3):265-272. Bischoff LA, Ganly I, Fugazzola L, Buczek E, Faquin WC, Haugen BR, McIver B, McMullen CP, Newbold K, Rocke DJ, Russell MD, Ryder M, Sadow PM, Sherman E, Shindo M, Shonka DC, Singer MC, Stack BC, Wirth LJ, Wong RJ, Randolph GW. PMID: 38206595.
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    2. Continuous Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. VideoEndocrinology. 2024 Mar 1; 11(1):4-5. Russell RM, Wasserman WI, Sistovaris SA, McIlroy-Evans MD, Randolph RG. .
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    3. Noninvasive monitoring of the vagus nerve during thyroid surgery using cutaneous adhesive and needle electrodes: What is the optimal configuration? Head Neck. 2024 Jan 31. Karcioglu AS, Trinh LN, Mcllroy D, Okose OC, Wang B, Behr IJ, Cheung AY, Srikanthan A, Russell MD, Kamani D, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Randolph GW. PMID: 38294128.
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    4. Recovery of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Function With Neoadjuvant Treatment: Neural Characterization. Laryngoscope. 2024 Jan 24. Russell MD, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Feng Z, Shonka DC, Karcioglu AS, Iwata AJ, Kyriazidis N, Siddiqui SH, Athni TS, Park JC, Wirth LJ, Zafereo ME, Randolph GW. PMID: 38264976.
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    5. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring. 50 Landmark Papers every Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgeon Should Know. 2023 Jul 11; 28-34. Russell RM, Schneider SR, Wu WC, Ahmed AA, Randolph RG. .
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    6. Electrophysiologic RLN and Vagal Monitoring During Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. Atlas of Intraoperative Cranial Nerve Monitoring in Thyroid and Head and Neck Surgery. 2023 Jul 4; 25-39. Karcioglu KA, Russell RM, Abdelhamid Ahmed AA, Randolph RG. .
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    7. A phase 2 study of neoadjuvant lenvatinib in locally advanced invasive thyroid cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2023 Jun 1; 41(16_suppl):tps6105-tps6105. Abdelhamid Ahmed AA, Russell RM, Kyriazidis KN, Silver Karcioglu SA, Sherman SE, Ho HA, Fagin FJ, Wong WR, Busaidy BN, Zafereo ZM, Sadow SP, Park PJ, Wirth WL, Randolph RG. .
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    8. Preoperative Evaluation of Thyroid Cancer: A Review of Current Best Practices. Endocr Pract. 2023 Oct; 29(10):811-821. Russell MD, Shonka DC, Noel J, Karcioglu AS, Ahmed AH, Angelos P, Atkins K, Bischoff L, Buczek E, Caulley L, Freeman J, Kroeker T, Liddy W, McIver B, McMullen C, Nikiforov Y, Orloff L, Scharpf J, Shah J, Shaha A, Singer M, Tolley N, Tuttle RM, Witterick I, Randolph GW. PMID: 37236353.
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    9. In brief. Current Problems in Surgery. 2023 Mar 1; 60(3):101263. Gillis GA, Lindeman LB, Russell RM, Jawad JB, Steward SD, Stack SB. .
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    10. African Head and Neck Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for Thyroid Nodules and Cancer in Developing Countries and Limited Resource Settings. Practical Management of Thyroid Cancer. 2023 Jan 1; 19-27. Fagan FJ, Zafereo ZM, Marcus MK, Russell RM, Randolph RG. .
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    11. The difficult parathyroid: advice to find elusive gland(s) and avoid or navigate reoperation. Curr Probl Surg. 2023 03; 60(3):101262. Gillis A, Lindeman B, Russell MD, Jawad BA, Steward DL, Stack BC. PMID: 36894218.
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    12. Thyroid cancer survivorship: the patient experience. Annals of Thyroid. 2022 Sep 1; 0(0):0-0. Russell RM, Karcioglu KA. .
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    13. Ultrasonography of the thyroid, parathyroids, and beyond. HNO. 2022 May; 70(5):333-344. Russell MD, Orloff LA. PMID: 35364686; PMCID: PMC8974803.
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    14. Breast and thyroid cancer: A multicenter study with Accrual to Clinical Trials Network. J Surg Oncol. 2022 Jun; 125(8):1211-1217. Peckham M, Spencer HJ, Syed S, Armstrong WB, Farwell DG, Gal TJ, Goldenberg D, Russell MD, Solis RN, King D, Stack BC. PMID: 35195923; PMCID: PMC9106860.
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    15. Radiofrequency ablation and related ultrasound-guided ablation technologies for treatment of benign and malignant thyroid disease: An international multidisciplinary consensus statement of the American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section with the Asia Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, Associazione Medici Endocrinologi, British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, European Thyroid Association, Italian Society of Endocrine Surgery Units, Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology, Latin American Thyroid Society, and Thyroid Nodules Therapies Association. Head Neck. 2022 03; 44(3):633-660. Orloff LA, Noel JE, Stack BC, Russell MD, Angelos P, Baek JH, Brumund KT, Chiang FY, Cunnane MB, Davies L, Frasoldati A, Feng AY, Hegedüs L, Iwata AJ, Kandil E, Kuo J, Lombardi C, Lupo M, Maia AL, McIver B, Na DG, Novizio R, Papini E, Patel KN, Rangel L, Russell JO, Shin J, Shindo M, Shonka DC, Karcioglu AS, Sinclair C, Singer M, Spiezia S, Steck JH, Steward D, Tae K, Tolley N, Valcavi R, Tufano RP, Tuttle RM, Volpi E, Wu CW, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Randolph GW. PMID: 34939714.
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    16. 12 Fine-Needle Aspiration and Molecular Analysis. . 2021 Jan 1; 118-131.e2. Gigliotti GB, Russell RM, Shonka SD, Stathatos SN. .
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    17. Parathyroid Glands: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Ultrasound. . 2021 Jan 1; 301-319. Russell RM, Randolph RG. .
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    18. Diagnosis and Management of Thyroiditis: Hashimoto, de Quervain, Riedel. . 2021 Jan 1; 83-105. Russell RM, Chiang CJ. .
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    19. Intraoperative nerve monitoring in surgery for thyroid cancer. Annals of Thyroid. 2020 Sep 1; 5(0):18-18. Russell RM, Kamani KD, Randolph RG. .
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    20. Tracheostomy guidelines developed at a large academic medical center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Head Neck. 2020 06; 42(6):1291-1296. David AP, Russell MD, El-Sayed IH, Russell MS. PMID: 32329926; PMCID: PMC7264650.
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    21. Customized registry tool for tracking adherence to clinical guidelines for head and neck cancers: protocol for a pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2020; 6:16. Hickey MD, Lisker S, Brodie S, Vittinghoff E, Russell MD, Sarkar U. PMID: 32047648; PMCID: PMC7006155.
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    22. Modern surgery for advanced thyroid cancer: a tailored approach. Gland Surg. 2020 Feb; 9(Suppl 2):S105-S119. Russell MD, Kamani D, Randolph GW. PMID: 32175251; PMCID: PMC7044078.
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    23. Surgical management of the compromised recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid cancer. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 08; 33(4):101282. Russell MD, Kamani D, Randolph GW. PMID: 31230919.
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    24. Socioeconomic disparities in a population of patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for benign disease. Head Neck. 2019 03; 41(3):715-721. Wu TJ, Ha PK, El-Sayed IH, George JR, Heaton CM, Ryan WR, Russell MD. PMID: 30521675.
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    25. Urgent Infections of the Head and Neck. Med Clin North Am. 2018 Nov; 102(6):1109-1120. Russell MD, Russell MS. PMID: 30342612.
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    26. 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. Ulloa JG, Russell MD, Chen AH, Tuot DS. PMID: 28645288; PMCID: PMC5481906.
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    27. Impact of a pediatric anesthesiologist on operating room efficiency during pediatric tonsillectomies and adenotonsillectomies. Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Jun; 96(6):E24-E28. Dewyer NA, Kram YA, Long S, Russell MD. PMID: 28636738.
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    28. 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. Kram YA, Schmidt TH, Saghezchi S, Russell MD. PMID: 25779468.
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    29. Single-stage, double-conduit microvascular pharyngotracheal reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Mar; 31(3):233-5. Kram YA, Russell MS, Russell MD, Knott PD. PMID: 25290532.
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    30. Pediatric Anesthesiologists Increase Operating Room Efficiency for Pediatric Adenotonsillectomies. Otolaryngology. 2014 Sep 1; 151(1_suppl):p30-p30. Dewyer DN, Russell RM. .
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    31. Occult nodal disease in patients with failed laryngeal preservation undergoing surgical salvage. Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb; 124(2):421-8. Koss SL, Russell MD, Leem TH, Schiff BA, Smith RV. PMID: 24323309.
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    32. Comparison of L-strut preservation in endonasal and endoscopic septoplasty: a cadaveric study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Feb; 4(2):147-50. Russell MD, Kangelaris GT. PMID: 24493469.
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    33. What is the evidence for use of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck surgery? Laryngoscope. 2012 May; 122(5):945-6. Russell MD, Goldberg AN. PMID: 22261921.
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    34. Postoperative packing after septoplasty: is it necessary? Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009 Apr; 42(2):279-85, viii-ix. Dubin MR, Pletcher SD. PMID: 19328892.
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    35. Image-guided endoscopic orbital decompression for Graves' orbitopathy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Mar; 117(3):177-85. Dubin MR, Tabaee A, Scruggs JT, Kazim M, Close LG. PMID: 18444477.
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    36. Liposarcoma of the tongue: case report and review of the literature. Head Face Med. 2006 Jul 26; 2:21. Dubin MR, Chang EW. PMID: 16872488; PMCID: PMC1553437.
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