Dr. Russell founded the dermatology practice in 1973; the practice became Affiliated Dermatologists, S.C. in 1981. He has been recognized by Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Docs” in four consecutive surveys and by Best Doctors in America. Dr. Russell is affiliated with Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, the VA Hospital, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Columbia St. Mary’s and Elmbrook Memorial Hospitals. He is Board Certified in Dermatology.
Dr. Russell is a Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and has received teaching awards from MCW and the Dermatology Foundation, a national educational organization. Among his professional activities have been numerous leadership positions with organizations including the Wisconsin Dermatological Society, Milwaukee Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Dermatology.
He served as the dermatologist and allergist at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana, after completing his residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic. He earned his medical degree from the Marquette University School of Medicine and served his internship at Minneapolis General Hospital (now Hennepin County General Hospital). His bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and philosophy are also from Marquette University.
Dr. Russell has four adult children, including James P. Russell, M.D., who joined the practice in 2005. His personal interests include photography, traveling and family history.