Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Hyde Russell Takes Care of Patients Aged 0 to 99

Since launching this website in 2006, I’ve been very lucky to meet and interview several cardiac surgeons. Interestingly, most of the surgeons I meet with specialize in valve therapy for adults. Every so often, however, I connect with a heart surgeon that is capable of treating patients aged 0 to 99… and beyond.

Dr. Hyde M. Russell

One such example is Dr. Hyde Russell of Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

I first heard about Dr. Russell in 2009 when several of his patients began submitting testimonials for him at our Surgeon Finder. After that, I received phone calls from patients (and their parents) who had very positive things to say about Dr. Russell. Luckily, in 2011, I was fortunate to meet Dr. Russell and film this video about congenital heart valve disease.

As you can tell from the video above, Dr. Russell is a thoughtful, soft spoken and friendly guy. He is also is the surgical director of the Program for Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Russell is board certified in general, cardiothoracic and congenital cardiac surgery, which allows him to perform many different types of  procedures for the pediatric and adult pediatric populations. This includes:

  • heart valve repair and replacement
  • complex operations in adult and pediatric congenital heart surgery
  • heart transplantation
  • coronary artery bypass surgery

In addition, Dr. Russell is also performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures for patients with aortic stenosis that are inoperable or at high risk. (I was able to observe Dr. Russell perform a TAVR in September at Northwestern. Fyi, the patient did great!)

For all of the reasons above, I wanted to take a quick moment to thank Dr. Russell for his ongoing support of our community.

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick

Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of

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