Mary Louise Russell, MD

Mary Louise Russell, MD

Attending Pediatric Physiatrist

Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Biographical Summary:
Mary Louise Russell, MD, is an Attending Pediatric Physiatrist at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Dr. Russell is a highly experienced pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who for many years consulted at The Children’s Institute before joining the staff in 2012.

Dr. Russell practiced at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for 22 years. While there, she served as Medical Director of Children’s Rehabilitation and started the Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship Training Program. In 1989 Dr. Russell began joint employment with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Children’s Institute.

Dr. Russell earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and did post-graduate training in Columbus and Minneapolis. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she has authored and contributed to chapters in “Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents,” and has lectured on subjects including cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, tone treatment for children and adolescents, spina bifida and more.

Education and Training

Medical School
Medical College of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA

Post Graduate
Children’s Hospital of Columbus,
Columbus, OH

University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics
Minneapolis, MN

Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA

Board Certifications

General Pediatrics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 
Medical Advisory Committee
Pediatric Trauma Committee

Research and Publications

Primary author for invited chapter “Intervention for Motor Disorders” in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents second edition. Edited by Mark Ylvisaker. Butterworth-Heinemann, Publisher, Boston, 1998.

Contributing author for invited chapter “Rehabilitation Medical Management” in Traumatic brain injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents second edition. Edited by Mark Ylvisaker. Butterworth-Heinemann, Publishers, Boston, 1998.

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