Azalea Orthopedics’ president Dr. Mike Russell has been named to the 100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review!
Mike Russell, MD. is the founder of Texas Spine & Joint Hospital (Tyler). Dr. Russell is a founder and past board chairman of the Texas Spine & Joint Hospital in Tyler and a practicing spine surgeon with Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler, Texas. He served as president of Physician Hospitals of America, a national trade organization representing physician-owned hospitals, from 2010 to 2012 and remains an active supporter of the industry. He was instrumental in advocating on Capitol Hill and at the state level for the ability to develop new and expand existing physician-owned hospitals after the ACA imposed a moratorium on such facilities.