Linda M. Russo, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Russo received her medical doctorate from the Creighton University School of Medicine in 1998. Russo served as a member of the Creighton University School of Medicine admissions committee for two years. She completed her general pediatrics residency through the Creighton/University of Nebraska combined residency in pediatrics in 2001. She completed the pediatric cardiology fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2004. 

Upon completion of her pediatric cardiology fellowship, Russo was recruited at the Assistant Professor level in the non-tenure clinician pathway. She accepted the role of ambulatory cardiologist in a novel role, primarily based out of the North Hills satellite clinic. Russo was the first Department of Pediatrics subspecialty physician to be based outside of Children’s Hospital. 

In addition to an ambulatory cardiology role, she also supports the echocardiography lab providing both transesophageal echocardiogram support as well as transthoracic echocardiogram support. This includes 24/7/365 coverage of echocardiography/imaging services for Children's and for regional outreach telemedicine echocardiograms for 13 outreach hospitals.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004-Present
  • American Society of Echocardiography, 2004- 2015, 2017-Present
  • American Heart Association, 2011-2015, 2019

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology, Immaculata College, 1990
  • MD, Creighton University, 1998
  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation, 1998-2001
  • Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2001-2004

Selected Publications

Russo, LM, and SA Webber. Idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) in children. Heart 2005; 91:1199-1202

Kathleen N. Fenton, MD, *, Frank A. Pigula, MD, Sanjiv K. Gandhi, MDb, Linda Russo, MDb, Kim F. Duncan, MDa Interim Mortality in Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum, Anna

Russo, L, S Fletcher, M.D., D Danford, M.D. K Duncan, M.D. and E. Najdawi Persistent Third Aortic Arch (Carotid Duct) Associated with Critical Coarctation of the Aorta, Echocardiography, Volume 18, No. 7, October 2001ls of Thoracic Surgery 2004

Mullin, JM, LM Kofeldt, LM Russo, MM Hagee, and AH Dantzig. Basolateral 3-O-Methylglucose transport by cultured kidney (LLC-PK1) epithelial cells. Am.-J. Physiol. 1992 Mar; 262(3 pt. 2): F480-7.

Mullin, JM, KV Laughlin, CW Marano, LM Russo, and AP Soler. Modulation of tumor necrosis factor induced increase in renal (LLC-PK1) transepithelial permeability. Am-J.-Physiol. 1992 Nov. 263(5 pt. 2): F915-24.

Marano, CW, KV Laughlin, LM Russo, A. Peralta-Soler, and JM Mullin. Long term effects of tumor necrosis factor on LLC-PK1 transepithelial resistance. J-Cell-Physiol. 1993 Dec.; 157(3): 519-27.

Marano, CW, KV Laughlin, LM Russo, TH Short, and JM Mullin. cAMP-modulates transepithelial resistance response of LLC-PK1 renal epithelia to tumor necrosis factor. Am.-J-Physiol. 1995 Feb.; 268(2 pt. 2): F315-22.

Marano, CW, KV Laughlin, LM Russo, and JM Mullin. The protein kinase-C inhibitor, bisindolylmaleimide, inhibits the TPA-induced but not the TNF-induced increase in LLC-PK1 transepithelial permeability. Biochem.-Biophys.-Res.-Commun. 1995 Apr 17; 209(2): 669-76.

Russo, LM, CW Marano, MM Hagee, KV Laughlin, A Guy and S. Varimbi and JM Mullin. Sodium-independent carrier-mediated inositol transport in cultured renal epithelial (LLC-PK1) cells. Biochim-Biophys-Acta. 1995 May 24; 1236(1): 15-22.

Mullin, JM, AP Soler, KV Laughlin, JA Kampherstein, LM Russo, DT Saladik, K. George, RD Shurina and TG O’Brien. Chronic Exposure of LLC-PK1 epithelia to the phorbol ester TPA produces polyp-like foci with leaky tight junctions and altered protein kinase-C alpha expression and localization. Exp-Cell-Res. 1996, Aug. 25: 227(1): 12-22.

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