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WakeMed Heart & Vascular - Advanced Heart Failure
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Heart & Vascular - Heart Center
3000 New Bern Avenue
WakeMed Raleigh Campus, Suite 1200
Raleigh, NC 27610
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American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology
Advanced heart failure disease management and treatment including transplantation. Research interest in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy and those that have developed heart failure from chemotherapy.
Medical School
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (Internal Medicine)
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (Transplant Cardiology)
Duke University Medical Center (Cardiovascular Diseases)
Undergraduate Degree
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (Internal Medicine)
Patient Care Philosophy
My approach to patient care is threefold. First, I want to make sure that the patient and his/her family understands what is going on. Many times that requires further investigation so that we can all determine exactly what is happening. Second, I want to make sure that the patient is on the best medical regimen possible for their specific issues. Third and finally, I understand that this condition is a marathon and I like to be there for the entire race. It isn't always easy, but hopefully, together, we can make a real difference in the patient’s life.
Physician Bio

For Dr. Stuart Russell deciding to be a cardiologist just seemed to make sense. “I can remember even in high school writing and talking about the heart whenever I could for school assignments.”

His dedication and fascination with the heart has led him to a stellar career in cardiology including research and clinical trials, medical disease management, treatment and procedural work including heart transplantation. Dr. Russell has published numerous articles, participated in research and clinical trials and is a frequent national and international speaker on cardiology and advanced heart failure topics. 

Dr. Russell is board certified in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology and is dedicated to the care and treatment of advanced heart failure patients. He routinely performs right heart catheterizations and heart biopsies having performed more than 5,000 of each procedure.

“In the field of cardiology, I believe we understand it fairly well. We have a number of therapies to make patients feel better and live longer, and if that doesn’t work there are surgical options available including transplantation.”

Dr. Russell is married and has three children.  His boys are quite active and his patients can expect to hear updates on their latest swim meets and hockey games during office visits with Dr. Russell. When he’s away from the hospital or office, Dr. Russell likes to navigate his way on the farm roads of North Carolina on his bike. 

Professional Memberships
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Committee to Revise Listing Criteria for Heart Transplantation
Mechanical Circulatory Support Committee
Fellow, Heart Failure Society of America
American Heart Association
American Society of Transplantation
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