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Bill Russell MD

Director, Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair

Areas of Expertise

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal
  • Disorders of Sexual Development / Intersex
  • Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Thyroid Disorders


  • English
  • German
  • Greek


  • Doctor of Medicine - Harvard University, 1976
  • Internship - Massachusetts General Hospital, 1977
  • Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital, 1979
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital, 1982
  • Fellowship - University of North Carolina Health Care System, 1984

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics, 1982
  • Pediatric Endocrinology - American Board of Pediatrics, 1983

Patient Comments

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Dr. Russell is above average. He really is thorough and genuine. How great to see that students are being mentored by him.
January 17, 2024
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September 21, 2023
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The doctor was phenomenal. I loved that he spoke directly to my daughter. He explained everything thoroughly and didn't rush. He asked very insightful questions and seemed genuinely interested. Great listener.
August 16, 2023
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We always recommend Vanderbilt
May 10, 2023
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We love Dr. Russell as he treats us like we are his one and only patient. He is so smart and good at explaining things. We absolutely trust his treatment plan and evaluations. We have seen him now for 8 years and feel like we are the luckiest family to be in his care!
April 7, 2023
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*Dr. Russell is the best and I would send everyone to see him.
February 16, 2023
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Dr Russell is wonderful. Would recommend him to anyone.
January 4, 2023
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