Dr. Russell is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Genetics. She obtained her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine and completed her combined pediatrics and human genetics residency and metabolic training at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Dr. Russell sees general genetics, cancer, and metabolic patients in Westwood and San Luis Obispo in-person and through telemedicine.
Her clinical interests include state newborn screening, metabolic disorders, chromatin modifying disorders (Chromatinopathies), hearing loss, renal disease, epilepsy, congenital malformations, and cancer predisposition syndromes.
She also has a specialized Chromatinopathies Clinic and does clinical research on disorders caused by genetic changes in the ASXL gene family (Bohring-Opitz Syndrome, Shashi-Pena Syndrome, Bainbridge-Ropers Syndrome). She maintains a registry and biobank for these conditions and is considered an expert on Bohring-Opitz Syndrome.
She is also the Associate Director for the Medical Genetics Residency Program.
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