Brett J. Russell, MD

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Brett J. Russell, MD, is a house physician in the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Brett Russell, MD, received his Bachelor of Nursing with a Minor in Psychology in 2006 followed by a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program in 2011. Dr. Russell then attended The Trinity School of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine in 2017. He completed his pediatric residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He then returned to the University of Maryland Global Campus, where he is pursuing a Master of Science in Health Care Administration.

Dr. Russel has participated in FEMA Urban Search and Rescue as part of the Maryland Task Force One. He also has previous expereince as a transport nurse, CPRU charge nurse, cardiac catherization lab nurse and a PICU nurse.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Trinity School of Medicine, Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines


Pediatrics - Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Additional Training

Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program - Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Titles and Academic Titles

House Physician

Departments and Services




Wratney, A., Walker, J., Russell, B., et al. Using in Situ Mock Code Training in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Picu) to Improve Multidisciplinary Code Team Response Critical Care Medicine. 2011;39:118.

Posters and Presentations


Russell B. Stop the Clot: A Patient Safety Perspective. Patient Safety Project Presentation, Pediatric Residency, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; Baltimore, MD, March 19, 2021.


Russell B.High Flow Nasal Cannula for Acute Bronchiolitis: A Description of Use, Outcomes, and Adverse Events. Scholarly Activity Project Presentation, Pediatric Residency, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; Baltimore, MD; December 16, 2020.

Awards and Honors

2016, Chief S. William Ryan Award, Officer of the Year, Wheaton Vol. Rescue Squad
2015, William L. Allwine Award, Top Responder, Wheaton Vol. Rescue Squad
2012, Certificate of Excellence, Professional Nursing Certification, Children’s National Medical Center
2008, Preceptor of the Year, Children’s National Medical Center
2002, Award from the County Executive for outstanding volunteer service, Montgomery County
2001, Scholarship for “Generous and Unselfish Contributions to Society”, National Capital Youth Optimist Society

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
National Association of EMS Physicians
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Special Operations Medical Association