Michael Russell, II MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Written by Super User | August 21, 2014 | Print  |

RUSSELLMichael Russell, II MD (Azalea Orthopedics, Tyler, Texas). 

Dr. Russell serves as a spine surgeon with Azalea Orthopaedics and has been a board member of the Texas Spine & Joint Hospital. He is a past president of Physician Hospitals of America and continues to serve on the board of directors. He has a special interest in treating spine injury, deformity and degeneration.


In 2010, Dr. Russell and 36 other owners of Texas Spine & Joint Hospital entered into a lawsuit seeking to kill the part of the healthcare reform bill banning physicians from owning hospitals. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and National Association of Spine Surgeons. 


In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Russell has published articles based on his research and given presentations at national meetings.


Dr. Russell earned his medical degree at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency in orthopedics. Following residency training, Dr. Russell completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., from July 1996 to June 1997.



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