Matthew Russell, MD

Otolaryngology hospitalist

Dr. Matthew Russell is an otolaryngology hospitalist who cares for patients needing head and neck surgery while in the hospital. When named an otolaryngology hospitalist at UCSF in July 2011, he was one of a few, and possibly the first, head and neck surgeon in the country to serve in this role, coordinating the head and neck surgical needs of hospital patients, providing inpatient consultations and assisting other specialists with head and neck problems such as complex airway issues. He also is involved in initiatives on quality improvement, patient safety and systems-based practices.

Russell earned a medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and completed an internship in General Surgery and a five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, both at UCSF.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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Boston University School of Medicine 2006


UCSF Medical Center 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hirabayashi KE, Kalin-Hajdu E, Brodie FL, Kersten RC, Russell MS, Vagefi MR. Retrobulbar Injection of Amphotericin B for Orbital Mucormycosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul/Aug; 33(4):e94-e97.
  2. Zhang X, Tabani H, El-Sayed I, Russell M, Feng X, Benet A. The Endoscopic Endonasal Transmaxillary Approach to Meckel's Cave Through the Inferior Orbital Fissure. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Jun 01; 13(3):367-373.
  3. Kram YA, Russell MS, Russell MD, Knott PD. Single-stage, double-conduit microvascular pharyngotracheal reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Mar; 31(3):233-5.

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