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Holly Ann Russell, M.D.

Holly Ann Russell, M.D.

Family Medicine

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Highland Family Medicine

777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Russell earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Boston College, and went on to serve in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for a year in Oakland, California working as a counselor and nursing assistant at a residential treatment center for adolescents with substance abuse disorders. She obtained her M.D. de...
Dr. Russell earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Boston College, and went on to serve in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for a year in Oakland, California working as a counselor and nursing assistant at a residential treatment center for adolescents with substance abuse disorders. She obtained her M.D. degree with a Distinction in Community Service from the University of Rochester in 2007, and completed internship and residency in Family Medicine with an Area of Concentration in Research at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 2010, she returned to the University of Rochester and completed a faculty development fellowship and a Master's of Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Russell is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and is the founder and director of the Addiction Medicine program at Highland Family Medicine. Dr. Russell is the Medical Director of Clinical and Community Programs at the Center for Community Health and Prevention and the director of the Faculty Development Fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine.

Certified Specialties

Addiction Medicine - American Board of Preventive Medicine

Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)

Associate Professor - Center for Community Health and Prevention - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Family Medicine, Highland Hospital of Rochester. 2010 - 2012

Residency, Residency/Fellowship, Lancaster General Hospital. 2008 - 2010

Internship, Family Medicine, Lancaster General Hospital. 2007 - 2008


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 2007


Susan B. Anthony Emerging Leader Award. 2020

Health Care Crisis Prize. 2019

Distinguished Service Award "Health Care Team". 2019

Family Physicians Who Are Changing Our World. 2018

McDaniel-Farley Psychosocial Medicine Faculty Development Award. 2018

Strong Star Team Certificate for Highland Family Medicine Buprenorphine Program. 2017

Director's Award. 2016

Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010

Area of Concentration in Research. 2010

Distinction in Community Service. 2007


Journal Articles

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to BMI? A Commentary.

Russell HA

Family & community health.. 2023 October 26 Epub 10/26/2023.

Addressing Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias: Mandatory Modules Are Not Enough.

Russell HA, Sanders M, Nofziger A, Fogarty CT, McDaniel SH, Rosenberg T, Fiscella K, Naumburg E

Family medicine.. 2023 April 55 (4):253-258. Epub 02/13/2023.

Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural communities: A case study in engaging trusted messengers to pivot and plan.

Reichelt M, Cullen JP, Mayer-Fried S, Russell HA, Bennett NM, Yousefi-Nooraie R

Frontiers in public health.. 2023 11 :1059067. Epub 02/09/2023.

The family physician's role in long COVID management.

Mayo NL, Ellenbogen RL, Mendoza MD, Russell HA

The Journal of family practice.. 2022 December 71 (10):426-431. Epub 1900 01 01.

Theater for Vaccine Hesitancy-Setting the Stage for Difficult Conversations.

Cullen JP, Russ S, Russell HA

JAMA.. 2022 September 2 Epub 09/02/2022.

How to overcome hesitancy for COVID-19 and other vaccines.

Mayo NL, Cullen JP, Dozier AM, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Russell HA

The Journal of family practice.. 2022 July 71 (6):239-244. Epub 1900 01 01.

Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias in Family Medicine: Divergent Experiences of Men and Women.

Sanders M, Fogarty CT, Russell HA, Fiscella K, Nofziger A, Naumburg EH, Rosenberg T, McDaniel SH

Family medicine.. 2022 March 54 (3):176-183. Epub 1900 01 01.

Implementation of a self-determination based clinical program to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Mayo NL, Russell HA, Holt K, Williams GC

Journal of health psychology.. 2022 January 28 :13591053211068124. Epub 01/28/2022.

Publication Link (PDF)

Mayo, N.; Ellenbogen, R.; Mendoza, M.; Russell, HA.

The family physician's role

"Am I Making More of It Than I Should?": Reporting and Responding to Sexual Harassment.

Russell HA, Fogarty CT, McDaniel SH, Naumburg EH, Nofziger A, Rosenberg T, Sanders M, Fiscella K

Family medicine.. 2021 June 53 (6):408-415. Epub 1900 01 01.

"Am I Making More of It Than I Should?: Reporting and Responding to Sexual Harassment."

Russell HA; Fogarty CT; McDaniel SH; Naumburg EH; Nofziger A; Rosenberg T; Sanders M; Fiscella K.

Family medicine. 2021;53(6):408-415. 2021; : 408-415.

Attending a Biopsychosocially Focused Buprenorphine Training Improves Clinician Attitudes.

Russell HA, Smith B, Sanders M, Loomis E

Frontiers in psychiatry.. 2021 12 :639826. Epub 08/02/2021.

Increasing Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care: Removing the Training Requirement May Not Be Enough.

Russell HA, Sanders M, Meyer JKV, Loomis E, Mullaney T, Fiscella K

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM.. 2021 34 (6):1212-1215. Epub 1900 01 01.

Using a group medical visit model to promote healthy behaviour change with an underserved population.

Russell HA, Sanders M, Moll L, Murphy M, Lanigan AM, Carroll JK

Family practice.. 2020 March 29 Epub 03/29/2020.

Gastroenteritis in Children.

Hartman S, Brown E, Loomis E, Russell HA

American family physician.. 2019 February 199 (3):159-165. Epub 1900 01 01.

Is it time to taper that opioid? (And how best to do it).

Mendoza M, Russell HA

The Journal of family practice.. 2019 68 (6):324-331. Epub 1900 01 01.

A guide to providing wide-ranging care to newborns.

Hartman S, Loomis E, Russell H, Brown E

The Journal of family practice.. 2018 April 67 (4):E4-E15. Epub 1900 01 01.

Novel role of sorting nexin 5 in renal D(1) dopamine receptor trafficking and function: implications for hypertension.

Villar VA, Armando I, Sanada H, Frazer LC, Russo CM, Notario PM, Lee H, Comisky L, Russell HA, Yang Y, Jurgens JA, Jose PA, Jones JE

FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.. 2013 May 27 (5):1808-19. Epub 11/29/2012.


Opioid Therapy in Infants, Children and Adolescents (2020)

Chapter: Epidemiology and Public Health Implications of the Opioid Crisis

Authors: Michael D. Mendoza and Holly Ann Russell

Publisher: Springer 2020

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