John J. Russell, MD

Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sydney Kimmel School of Medicine
Program Director Family Medicine Residency
Abington Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP, is Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia; and Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital – Jefferson Health, Abington, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in family practice at Abington Memorial Hospital, where he served as co-chief resident.

Dr. Russell was President, Medical Executive Committee, and is Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Co-Chair of the Bioethics Committee, Abington Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Russell has served as a contributing editor for several primary care publications and has been a reviewer for and contributor to American Family Physician and Vaccine. He was a co-editor of Clinical Updates from the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the editorial advisory board for ClinicalEdge, an online feature of The Journal of Family Practice. He authored or coauthored multiple journal publications on family medicine topics, as well as one of the authors of the clinical practice recommendations and clinical guidelines for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also coauthored the textbook Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide.

Dr. Russell lectures to primary care physicians, both regionally and nationally, on a variety of primary care and family medicine topics. He serves as the host of the “Clinician’s Roundtable and Book Club on ReachMD, and is the cohost of the monthly ADA podcast on diabetes, “Diabetes Core Update.”

Dr Russell has been named a “Top Doctor in Family Medicine” by Philadelphia magazine, was recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors by Consumers’ Checkbook magazine, and was ranked a “Top Doctor in Family Medicine” by US News and World Report.

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