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Michael E. Russell, II M.D.

Dr. Russell has been named one of the Best Spine Specialists in America by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review since 2010.

Michael E. Russell, II M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

MICHAEL E. RUSSELL, II, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Clinic Address: Garden Level, 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, Texas 75701
Phone: (903) 939-7712

Dr. Russell specializes in all types of spinal surgery and previously been named one of the Best Spine Specialists in America by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review since 2010. He is the past president of Physician Hospitals of America, a national trade organization representing physician-owned hospitals. He was a founder and past board chairman of Texas Spine & Joint Hospital and holds hospital privileges at the TSJH, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and the East Texas Medical Center, all located in Tyler.

Dr. Russell attended medical school and completed his orthopedic training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He is a member of the National Association of Spine Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Texas Medical Association.

He is assisted by Forrest Persing, PA.

Surgery of the Spine

Board Certifications:
Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery, August 1999

Licenses:
Texas

Fellowship in Spine Surgery:
The Carolinas Medical Center at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
July 1996 – June 1997

Residency:
The University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Medical School
July 1991 – June 1996

Medical School:
The University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas
Medical School
June 1991

Undergraduate:
University of Texas at Austin, TX
1985-1987
Degree:  B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Named as one of the Best Spine Specialists in America by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review since 2010

Named as one of the 100 Spine Surgeons and Specialists to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2011

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Alpha Omega Alpha

The University of Texas at Austin, TX
Engineering Honors Program 1983-1987

Ernest Cockrell Jr. Foundation Scholarship 1983-1987

Dean’s Honor List 1983-1986

Chemical Engineering Academic Scholarship 1986

Principal Investigator, Lumbar Interbody Fusion Trial (LIFT) sponsored by Spineology Inc. Began March 2014.

Sub-Investigator, An IDE Study of the Freedom Lumbar Disc vs. ProDisc in the Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, sponsored by AxioMed.  Began Winter 2011.

Principal Investigator, RAMP Study sponsored by TranS1, Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Clinical Study Comparing Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Spinal procedures. Began Winter 2011.

Training Course sponsored by the (NIH) National Institutes of Health, “Protecting Human Research Participants” completed August 2009.

Sub-Investigator for the LDR Spine, Mobi-C, Cervical Disc replacement (One or Two levels) versus (One or Two level) Cervical Fusion.  Began June 2006.

Sub-Investigator for the Kineflex Spinal System verses Charite Spinal System single level. Began January 2006 thru Ongoing.

Sub-Investigator for the Kineflex-C Spinal System verses Anterior Cervical Fusion at single level. Began January 2006 thru Ongoing.

Principal Investigator of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 and Compression Resistant Matrix with the CD Horizon Spinal System for Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion in Patients with Symptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease.  Began February 2002 thru Ongoing.

Co-Investigator for Recumbent Bone Morphogenic Protein with Novus LT cages, titanium implants for use in spine fusions.

Co-Investigator for Prodisc artificial disc replacement study.  Began October 2001 thru Ongoing.

National Association of Spine Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Texas Orthopedic Association
Texas Medical Association

Clinic Address: Garden Level, 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, Texas 75701

Satellite Clinic Hours: Mt. Pleasant Satellite Clinic: Every fourth Friday morning of the month for spinal care only.

Hospital Privileges:
Trinity Mother Frances
East Texas Medical Center
Texas Spine and Joint Hospital

Main Appointment Line: (903) 939-7501

Direct Line: (903) 939-7712

Fax: (903) 939-7714