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Stephanie Russo, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

Dr. Russo is a pediatric hand and peripheral nerve surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital, where she’s been practicing since 2021. She earned her doctorate from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. and her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Hamot in Eire, Pa. She went on to complete a hand, nerve and microsurgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. and a pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Russo has a special interest in brachial plexus injuries, congenital hand differences, spinal cord injuries, spasticity and injuries or illnesses affecting peripheral nerves. She is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Peripheral Nerve, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, among others. Dr. Russo is active in research and academia, and has contributed to dozens of professional publications, presentations and research projects. 

Orthopedics
Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency:
Orthopedic Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Hamot, Erie, PA
Fellowship:
Hand, Nerve and Microsurgery: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Associations:
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
Special Interests:
Brachial plexus injuries, congenital hand differences, spinal cord injuries, spasticity, injuries or illnesses affecting peripheral nerves
Publications:

View a list of my publications here.

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