Pierre A. Russo, MD

Pierre A. Russo, MD, is chief of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric liver and gastrointestinal diseases
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Russo is Chief of Anatomic Pathology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role he oversees a staff of 25 staff pathologists and technicians and trains new fellows in pediatric pathology. Dr. Russo's main interest is the pathology of hepatobiliary and digestive disorders in children. He has edited a text "The Pathology of Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease", published by Springer in 2004.

    Dr. Russo's research interests in particular include elucidating the mechanisms of cholestasis and understanding bile duct disorders. Additionally, Dr. Russo is the Chair of Pathology Research for The Biliary Atresia Research Consortium.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


    St. Mary's Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Board Certification

    Anatomic Pathology
    Pediatric Pathology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Chief, Anatomic Pathology

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Leyva-Vega M, Gerfen J, Thiel BD, Jurkiewicz D, Rand EB, Pawlowska J, Kaminska D, Russo P, Gai X, Krantz ID, Kamath BM, Hakonarson H, Haber BA, Spinner NB. Genomic alterations in biliary atresia suggest region of potential disease susceptibility in 2q37.3. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Apr;152A(4):886-95. Read abstract