Matthew Russell, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators 2014Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
    HealthTap2013Top Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon in California
    University of California, San Francisco 2013Outstanding interdisciplinary service and extraordinary patient care
    University of California, San Francisco2012Outstanding interdisciplinary service and extraordinary patient care

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    Matthew S. Russell, MD, is an Assistant Professor of General Otolaryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and he completed both his general surgery internship and Otolaryngology residency at UCSF.

    Dr. Russell’s primary clinical responsibility is to provide general Otolaryngology to the UCSF Parnassus Heights inpatient facility. He enjoys all aspects of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, and has a focus in Acute Care and Inpatient Otolaryngology where he sees many patients with airway and sinus problems. Dr. Russell enjoys working as part of the larger multidisciplinary UCSF inpatient group to care for people with multiple medical problems in a team-based, patient-centered approach.

    Beyond his clinical duties, Dr. Russell is actively engaged in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement initiatives at the departmental and medical center levels. He is particularly interested in creating a health care system that is structured to provide safe and efficient medical and surgical care. As an educator, Dr. Russell provides hands-on and didactic education to Otolaryngology residents and medical students, and both learns from and teaches nurses, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists about issues pertaining to Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Russell is grateful to be able to work in such a rich and vibrant community of dedicated professionals while providing clinical care to individuals during times of profound illness.

    General Otolaryngology

    General Otolaryngology, Airway disorders, Sinus disorders, Infections of the Head and Neck in immune compromised patients

    Professional Interests:
    Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, hospitalist, acute care head and neck surgery, difficult airway, rhinocerebral mucormycosis

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, MA
    • Internship: University of California, San Francisco – General Surgery
    • Residency: University of California, San Francisco – Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    • Medical License, California Medical Board
    • Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

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    1. Russell MD, Russell MS. Urgent Infections of the Head and Neck. Med Clin North Am. 2018 Nov; 102(6):1109-1120. PMID: 30342612.
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    2. Hirabayashi KE, Kalin-Hajdu E, Brodie FL, Kersten RC, Russell MS, Vagefi MR. Retrobulbar Injection of Amphotericin B for Orbital Mucormycosis. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul/Aug; 33(4):e94-e97. PMID: 27768642.
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    3. Zhang X, Tabani H, El-Sayed I, Russell M, Feng X, Benet A. The Endoscopic Endonasal Transmaxillary Approach to Meckel's Cave Through the Inferior Orbital Fissure. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 06 01; 13(3):367-373. PMID: 28521351.
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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. Gorovoy IR, Vagefi MR, Russell MS, Gorovoy M, Bloomer MM, Glastonbury CM. Loss of contrast enhancement of the inferior rectus muscle on magnetic resonance imaging in acute fulminant invasive fungal sinusitis. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 42(9):885-7. PMID: 24666541.
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    6. Russell MS, Eisele D, Murr A. The otolaryngology hospitalist: a novel practice paradigm. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun; 123(6):1394-8. PMID: 23666669.
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    7. Gouveia C, Mookherjee S, Russell MS. Wound botulism presenting as a deep neck space infection. Laryngoscope. 2012 Dec; 122(12):2688-9. PMID: 22645053.
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    8. El-Sayed I, Pletcher S, Russell M, McDermott M, Parsa A. Endoscopic anterior maxillotomy: infratemporal fossa via transnasal approach. Laryngoscope. 2011 Apr; 121(4):694-8. PMID: 21433014.
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