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Holly Ann Russell, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 279-4800

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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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.




    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

    Russell HA, Sanders M, Nofziger A, Fogarty CT, McDaniel SH, Rosenberg T, Fiscella K, Naumburg E. "Addressing Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias: Mandatory Modules Are Not Enough." Family medicine.. 2023 Apr; 55(4):253-258. Epub 2023 Feb 13.

    Reichelt M, Cullen JP, Mayer-Fried S, Russell HA, Bennett NM, Yousefi-Nooraie R. "Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural communities: A case study in engaging trusted messengers to pivot and plan." Frontiers in public health.. 2023 11:1059067. Epub 2023 Feb 09.

    Mayo NL, Ellenbogen RL, Mendoza MD, Russell HA. "The family physician's role in long COVID management." The Journal of family practice.. 2022 Dec; 71(10):426-431.

    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