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Robert J. Russo, MD



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Dr. Robert Russo received his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Russo also completed a Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Scripps Clinic.

Dr. Russo specializes in Cardiovascular Disease. His special interests include coronary artery disease, valvular and athletic heart disease, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), cardiac MRI, and the safety of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators (ICD) in the MRI environment. Dr. Russo is on medical staff at Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. He has served as the Director of the Intravascular Imaging and Cardiac MRI Programs at Scripps Clinic.

Dr. Russo has over 29 years of medical experience and he is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is currently welcoming new patients.

Practices at
La Jolla Cardiovascular Research Institute
Languages Spoken
  • › English
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Scripps Clinic, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship - 1992

  • Scripps Clinic, Internal Medicine Residency - 1989

  • University of California, Irvine, MD - 1986

Memberships & Associations
  • Director of Scripps Clinic’s Advanced Imaging Fellowship

  • Board of Directors of the Hewitt Medical Research Foundation

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow

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9850 Genesee Avenue
Ste. 350
La Jolla, CA, 92037

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Shield
  • Coventry / First Health
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Health Management Network, Inc.
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Interplan / HealthSmart
  • MultiPlan
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Pacific Health Alliance
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Scripps Employee Medical Plan
  • St. Paul's Eldercare
  • Three Rivers
  • UnitedHealthcare

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