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Holly Ann Russell, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 279-4800

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Family Medicine


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. 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. For the last 3 years she has been working on a project looking at how to expand access to treatment for Opioid Use Disorder within Primary Care settings including the us of telemedicine technology. 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.



  • Addiction Medicine - American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2012
Fellowship in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Family Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Internship in Family Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital

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Susan B. Anthony Emerging Leader Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Health Care Crisis Prize
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

Distinguished Service Award "Health Care Team"
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

Family Physicians Who Are Changing Our World
Sponsor: Family Medicine Education Consortium

McDaniel-Farley Psychosocial Medicine Faculty Development Award

Strong Star Team Certificate for Highland Family Medicine Buprenorphine Program
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: 4th Annual Institute for Innovative Education Team Based Care Su

Director's Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Family Medicine Residency Program Direc

Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sponsor: Lancaster General Family Medicine Residency

Area of Concentration in Research
Sponsor: Lancaster General Family Medicine Residency

Distinction in Community Service
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Journal Articles

Mayo NL, Cullen JP, Dozier AM, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Russell HA. "How to overcome hesitancy for COVID-19 and other vaccines." The Journal of family practice.. 2022 Jul; 71(6):239-244.

Sanders M, Fogarty CT, Russell HA, Fiscella K, Nofziger A, Naumburg EH, Rosenberg T, McDaniel SH. "Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias in Family Medicine: Divergent Experiences of Men and Women." Family medicine.. 2022 Mar; 54(3):176-183.

Mayo NL, Russell HA, Holt K, Williams GC. "Implementation of a self-determination based clinical program to reduce cardiovascular disease risk." Journal of health psychology.. 2022 Jan 28; :13591053211068124. Epub 2022 Jan 28.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Epidemiology and Public Health Implications of the Opioid Crisis
Book Title: Opioid Therapy in Infants, Children and Adolescents
Author List: Michael D. Mendoza and Holly Ann Russell
Published By: Springer 2020