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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Altoona
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
31 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Altoona - Heart and Vascular Institute
620 Howard Ave.
Altoona, PA 16601
Office Phone:
(814) 889-2328


Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Philadelphia, PA

Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA


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September 21, 2016

Dr. Russo was thoughtful, compassionate and professional. It was a very positive experience.

August 04, 2016

Provided the necessary information pertaining to my health situation and provided the method of treatment that I need at this time.

August 04, 2016

This appointment was a result of five weeks post op for a heart valve replacement. Dr. Russo and his staff where very good at their work and their attention to my needs. The staff is very professional and very good at keeping the patient well taken care of. And doing so in terms that are easily understood.

May 05, 2016

Excellent experience!

April 28, 2016

Dr. Russo performed open-heart surgery (five bypasses) on me. He did a great job and has a great bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone.

March 03, 2016

I had the best care ever with Dr Russo and his staff.

December 03, 2015

Dr Russo has helped us through a very serious heart problem. He is dedicated to doing everything he can to help us recover, it shows and we feel it. He is a very busy heart surgeon, yet he continues to spend time w helping us w recovery issues. We will always have the highest esteem for this great man.

November 12, 2015

experience was very positive

August 13, 2015

First time seeing Dr. Russo very personable and professional.