Keck School Faculty

Christopher J. Russell

Christopher J. Russell

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatrics
CHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd, Off Campus Los Angeles

Society for Pediatric Research: Member, 2019

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2016-2017

Academic Pediatric Association: Young Investigator Award, 2015-2016

Southern California CTSI: KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Award, 2014-2016

Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Barbara M. Korsch Award in Medical Education, 2012-2013

Acute respiratory infections in hospitalised infants with congenital heart disease Cardiol Young. 2020 Dec 14; 1-9. . View in PubMed

Top Articles in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: July 2019 to June 2020 Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Oct; 10(10):906-912. . View in PubMed

Technology-Dependent Pediatric Inpatients at Children's Versus Nonchildren's Hospitals Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Jun; 10(6):481-488. . View in PubMed

Fewer postoperative opioids are associated with decreased duration of stay for children with perforated appendicitis Surgery. 2020 11; 168(5):942-947. . View in PubMed

Aspiring to Treat Wisely: Challenges in Diagnosing and Optimizing Antibiotic Therapy for Aspiration Pneumonia J Hosp Med. 2020 07; 15(7):445-446. . View in PubMed

Variations in Care for Breastfed Infants Admitted to US Children's Hospitals: A Multicenter Survey of Inpatient Providers Hosp Pediatr. 2020 01; 10(1):70-75. . View in PubMed

Development of Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa-Positive Respiratory Cultures in Children with Tracheostomy Lung. 2019 12; 197(6):811-817. . View in PubMed

Early Use of Anti-influenza Medications in Hospitalized Children With Tracheostomy Pediatrics. 2019 03; 143(3). . View in PubMed

Complication Versus Consequence: Defining Device-Related Outcomes in Children With Medical Complexity Hosp Pediatr. 2019 01; 9(1):70-71. . View in PubMed

A cross-sectional study of predatory publishing emails received by career development grant awardees BMJ Open. 2019 05 19; 9(5):e027928. . View in PubMed

Length of Stay and Hospital Revisit After Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Tract Infection Hospitalizations Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Jan 16. . View in PubMed

Factors Associated With Length of Stay and 30-Day Revisits in Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 08; 67(2):e30-e35. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for hospitalizations due to bacterial respiratory tract infections after tracheotomy Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 03; 53(3):349-357. . View in PubMed

Factors associated with 30-day all-cause hospital readmission after tracheotomy in pediatric patients Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Dec; 103:137-141. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for overnight respiratory events following sedation for magnetic resonance imaging in children with sleep apnea Sleep Breath. 2017 Mar; 21(1):137-141. . View in PubMed

Pseudomonas aeruginosa and post-tracheotomy bacterial respiratory tract infection readmissions Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 09; 52(9):1212-1218. . View in PubMed

Care Variations and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized With Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Infections Hosp Pediatr. 2017 01; 7(1):16-23. . View in PubMed

The use of inhaled antibiotic therapy in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia and tracheobronchitis: a systematic review BMC Pulm Med. 2016 Mar 08; 16:40. . View in PubMed

Factors Associated With the Prophylactic Prescription of a Bowel Regimen to Prevent Opioid-Induced Constipation Hosp Pediatr. 2016 11; 6(11):677-683. . View in PubMed

Hot topics, urgent priorities, and ensuring success for racial/ethnic minority young investigators in academic pediatrics Int J Equity Health. 2016 12 09; 15(1):201. . View in PubMed

Care of children with medical complexity in the hospital setting Pediatr Ann. 2014 Jul; 43(7):e157-62. . View in PubMed

Urine-based asymptomatic urethral gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and sexual risk-taking behavior in men who have sex with men in greater Boston AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Mar; 21(3):205-11. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among men who have sex with men at a Boston community health center and its association with markers of high-risk behavior AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Aug; 20(8):557-64. . View in PubMed

Differences in the expressed HLA class I alleles effect the differential clustering of HIV type 1-specific T cell responses in infected Chinese and caucasians AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 May; 20(5):557-64. . View in PubMed

Consistent cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte targeting of immunodominant regions in human immunodeficiency virus across multiple ethnicities J Virol. 2004 Mar; 78(5):2187-200. . View in PubMed

Homosexuality as a specific risk factor for eating disorders in men Int J Eat Disord. 2002 Apr; 31(3):300-6. . View in PubMed

Christopher J. Russell, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As a pediatric hospitalist, he has clinical expertise in the acute medical management and coordination of care for children with medical complexity. The overall objective of his current work is to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia, in children with complex medical conditions.

Despite being the most common potentially preventable condition for which pediatric patients with tracheostomy are hospitalized, there is little clinical research surrounding the prevention and management of respiratory infections in this population. Dr. Russell is the Principal Investigator for a multicenter, prospective observational cohort study to evaluate how clinicians use clinical information to diagnose and treat suspected bacterial tracheostomy-associated infections and to identify factors associated with antibiotic overuse in this population. He hopes to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial respiratory tract infections in this vulnerable population. Dr. Russell’s research is currently supported by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Gerber Foundation.
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