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Andrew J. Russ, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Colorectal Surgery within the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and Department of Surgery. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Miami University in Ohio and earned his Medical Doctorate from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. His general surgery training was at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Dr. Russ spent an additional two years under an NIH funded surgical oncology grant to study tumor immunology in a murine model at the University of Wisconsin.
Additionally, Dr. Russ completed a subspecialty fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, OH where he received additional training in the treatment of Colon and Rectal disorders, with concentration on minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease.
Dr. Russ has authored more than a dozen peer reviewed articles and six book chapters, along with over twenty presentations at forums such as the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ national meeting. His research interests include Colorectal Cancer, advancements in simulation, quality improvement, and surgical education.
Dr. Russ is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Russ specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, and anus, to include colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, complex anorectal disease (incontinence, pelvic floor disorders, anal fissures, anal fistulae, hemorrhoids) and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease and Ulcerative Colitis). His clinical interests include colorectal cancer cancer and minimally invasive approaches to complex colorectal disease for which he offers state of the art treatments.
Thank you for visiting our website! We understand that discussing colon and rectal problems can be difficult and uncomfortable. Dr. Casillas and I are committed to making your visit as enjoyable and informative as possible. We work together in a very team orientated approach, with you and your family being a very integral part. Our friendly, and professional staff are very focused on making you feel comfortable and relaxed about your treatment options. Please use our website to learn about our services offered and bring any and all questions with you to your appointment. Please know that we always have your best interests in mind when discussing and recommending our treatment approaches.
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Andrew J. Russ MD, FACS, FASCRS