Keck School Faculty

Christopher J. Russell, MD, MS
Christopher J. Russell, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatrics
CHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd, Off Campus Los Angeles
As a pediatric hospitalist, I have clinical expertise in the acute medical management and coordination of care for children with medical complexity, including patients with tracheostomies admitted with bacterial respiratory tract infections. My long-term career goal is to become an independent clinical researcher focusing on improving evidence-based care of hospitalized children with complex conditions, particularly for pediatric patients with tracheostomies. The aims of my current research projects are to determine risk factors for development of bacterial lower respiratory tract infections in patients after initial tracheostomy placement and to document the evolution of the respiratory tract microbiome after treatment of lower respiratory tract infections in tracheostomized patients.

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

Factors Associated With Length of Stay and 30-Day Revisits in Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 May 30. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for hospitalizations due to bacterial respiratory tract infections after tracheotomy Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Mar; 53(3):349-357. . 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 30-day all-cause hospital readmission after tracheotomy in pediatric patients Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Dec; 103:137-141. . View in PubMed

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

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

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