Charles D. Russo, MD, FACC
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Residency, Internal Medicine - Hartford Hospital - Hartford, CT (1982-1984) Chief Resident, Advanced Fellow in Internal Medicine - Hartford Hospital - Hartford, CT (1984-1985)
New York Medical College - M.D. - Valhalla, NY (1981) Fordham University - B.S. - Bronx, NY (1977)
4725 N. Federal Highway Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Monday-Friday | 8:30am to 5:00pm
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Notable Work Experience
Board of Directors, North Ridge Medical Center (1996-2000)
Chief of Staff, North Ridge Medical Center (1996-1998)
Vice Chief of Staff, North Ridge Medical Center (1994-1996)
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Certification Council of Nuclear Cardiology
Residency, Internal Medicine - Hartford Hospital - Hartford, CT (1982-1984)
Chief Resident, Advanced Fellow in Internal Medicine - Hartford Hospital - Hartford, CT (1984-1985)
New York Medical College - M.D. - Valhalla, NY (1981)
Fordham University - B.S. - Bronx, NY (1977)
American College of Cardiology
Alpha Omega Alpha
Broward County Medical Association
National Lipid Association
Society of CT Angiography
American College of Physicians
Cum Laude, Fordham University
Alpha Omega Alpha, New York Medical College
Howard Levine, MD Science Award, Hartford Capital Area Health Consortium, New Britain General Hospital, "Non-Invasive Shunt Determination by Acetylene Uptake"
Martin H. Stein, Memorial Award for Superior Performance as a Cardiology Fellow, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
"Aristotle" Apixiban for reduction in stroke and other thromboembolic events in atrial fibrillation, factor inhibitor" Principal Investigator: Charles D. Russo, MD. (2007-2009).
"Phase III international randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of orbofiban in patients with unstable coronary syndromes." The OPUS-TIMI 16 Trial: Searle & Co. Pharmaceutical. Principal Investigator: Louis J. Cioci, MD. Co-Investigator: Charles D. Russo, MD (1998-Present).
Sudden cardiac death and heart failure trial (SCD-HeFT). National Institutes of Health. Principal Investigator: Richard Luceri, MD. Co-Investigator: Charles D. Russo, MD (1998-2003).
"MIL-SW-027 A double-blind, randomized, multicenter study to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous milrinone versus placebo in reducing the number of days of hospitalization in the 60 days following entry into the study for treatment of left-sided heart failure." (OPTIME). Principal Investigator: Louis J. Cioci, MD. Co-Investigator: Charles D. Russo, MD (1998-2004).
Presentation: Rebreathing Society Meeting. Stratford Mountain, VT. "Determination of Adriamycin Cardiotoxicity by Exercise Acetylene Cardiac Outputs" (1985).
Presentation: Rebreathing Society Meeting. Stratford Mountain, VT. "Non-Invasive Right-to-Left Shunt Determination by Acetylene Rebreathing" (1985).
S.L.E. Research - New York University. Bellvue Hospital "Definition of the Sm Antigen" (1973).
"An improved method for production of intravenous contrast during echocardiography," J. Clin. Ultrasound 17:pp 132-136. February 1989.
"Determination of aortic valve area by two-dimensional and doppler echocardiography in patients with normal and stenotic bioprosthetic valves," JACC Vol 15, No 4, March 15, 1990: pp 817-824.
"Compression of an anomalous left circumflex coronary artery by a bioprosthetic valve ring," Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol. 31 No 1: pp 52-54. Jan/Feb 1990.
Diagnosis of Bioprosthetic Aortic Stenosis: Measurement of Valve Area by Two-Dimensional and Doppler Echocardiography (1987).
Doppler Assessment of Left Ventricular Flow Signals During Amyl Nitrate Administration.
Charles D. Russo, MD, FACC and Darlene Moppert, MS, RD, LD/N. The Fort Lauderdale Diet: A Cardiologist's Solution to the Calorie Calamity. (2007)
288 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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85 Patient Comments
Dr. Russo is an extremely competent cardiologist and a good human being. He is always aware of what is going on with my health and he shows a genuine concern for my wellbeing.
Dr. Russo is excellent and there is never any wait time!
excellent in all aspects
*Dr. Russo is wonderful.
It as a fly-bye physician visit.
Always well done
He is a great doctor I have great respect for him I just wish he would give me a little more time and explain my condition that I could understand it.
*Dr. Russo assured me that all was well and that I did not need to see him for one year unless I had a blood pressure or cardiac problem.
Dr. Russo is excellant and I wouldn't want to see any other cardiologist. Also the male technician that conducted by Echo/Stress Test with Dr. Russo was excellant! He was very informative and made sure I understood all the directions and answered any questions I had He is a definite asset to the team at Cardiology Assoc. I'm sorry I don't know his name but he's been at Holy Cross for 12 yrs.
This was a short, annual visit. I saw the provider only for a few moments--the nurse/practitioner did most of the work.
The doctor is an excellent physician, and that's why I see him.
Dr. Russo is one of the most intelligent physicians that I have ever met. This was a routine visit due to my family history.
As always, Dr. Russo answers whatever questions I may have.
As a yearly exam, I was quite satisfied with my physician.
Could not be better.
Dr Russo is a gem. He spends enough time and answers all questions I have during visit. He is a superb cardiologist and really decent human being.
everyone is nice and experienced.
new doctor for me. thought he was very good. office care excellent.
We have been going to Dr Russo for years and he has been excellent. One of the best doctors around. However he seems very rushed nowadays. He seems like he wants to hurry and get the visit over with, gives abrupt answers to questions, and the cardiovascular exam isn't as complete as its been in the past. Maybe its patient overload.Yet he still provides the best care, gives excellent advice on referrals, and the office staff is professional, efficient and courteous.
the visit with dr. Russo was an initial meet and greet as I am a new patient of this provider.
I am very pleased with Dr. Russo
Very pleased with my annual visit and check-up with Dr. Russo.
always a pleasure
My experience was excellent
Dr. Russo is knowledgeable and empathetic.
he is the best
*Dr. Russo explains everything thoroughly including his goals & plans to improve my health & quality of life.
dr Russo is an excellent cardiologist and his group's team are thorough and are great communicators with patients
I had a good experience !!
As always, physician was the best on all levels, Always makes me feel better to have been there
He gave me the results on the last pacemaker implant and assured me that it was functioning as it should.I left feeling great
Always a pleasure
*Dr. Russo is a very caring & attentive doctor. He is a good listener & makes sure you understand all aspects of his instruction & ends by telling you "I'm here for you if you need me."
excellent care given by Dr.Russo and staff.
Dr. Russo answered any questions I had in detail and with explanations I could understand. I live some distance from the Cardiology office in the Holy Cross Hospital Building so now that Dr. Russo is not having afternoon office hours, depending on the accident situation enroute, having only morning office hours is somewhat inconvenient but worth the drive to have Dr. Russo as my cardiologist.
Dr Russo is a great Dr. and always answers my questions is always very helpful
excellent . wonderful Dr
my first visit. He was attentive, asked appropriate questions/concerns. included my husband (a Dr) in the conversations.
Always been very pleased with everyone at HC.
Provider is well prepared and had all medical information. Took time to speak with me and answered my questions.
Excellent as always!
excellent care and always on time.
I am very happy with doctor Russo
as usual, very happy.
Tests were reviewed and doctor was very thorough in reviewing and explaining the results/
very happy with this visit.
Very efficient. Did not have to wait to be seen by doctor or his assistants.
Dr Russo has been my Cardiologist for the past several years. He is a great doctor and I am very happy to be with him.
Dr R was very kind and professional. We had a very nice visit.
Dr. Russo was excellent and very professional.
Knowledgeable, Patient and Professional.
From one physician to another physician, all went according to my expectations.
always a very good experience
Everything went well
Professional, friendly, listened to and addressed all concerns. Great doctor!
Caring, professional and perfect
Dr, Russo I believe is the most knowledgable in his field. He is very friendly and easy to speek with.
Dr.Russo is my cardiologist and this was a routine check visit. I have known Dr.Russo for a very long time and I am very pleased with his care and concern for me.
Satisfactory as I expected it to be.
concerned responsive encouraging and informative
Very happy with *Dr. Russo.