Kathryn (Katie) W. Russell, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 11/17/2021

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The Department of Surgery

Division of General Surgery



Katie W. Russell, M.D.

The division of pediatric surgery at the University of Utah would like to welcome Katie Russell!  Dr. Russell completed her fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after which she spent two months in South Sudan with Medecins Sans Frontieres before returning to the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital.  She was recently appointed assistant professor in pediatric surgery.  Dr. Russell has a strong interest in pediatric trauma, fetal and global surgery and hopes to help move these programs forward as a new member of the pediatric surgery team. 

Dr. Russell earned a B.A. degree in visual art at Brown University and earned her M.D. at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California where she was elected AOA.  She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Utah including a 1-year research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Scaife.  During her research fellowship they completed a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect on patient decision making on cost containment in pediatric appendectomy. She also participated in wilderness medicine research and has continued to teach for the Alaska Mountaineering School and the National Park Service.   She has published a total of 21 peer reviewed articles and 2 book chapters.  During her residency she also received the Chassin Award for the professionalism in surgery.  Dr. Russell is excited to join the team at the University of Utah.

Phone: (801) 662-2964


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