John Russell, MD, FAAFP
The Eye Associates Macular Degeneration Association
Chair, Department of Family Medicine Director, Family Medicine Residency Program Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
John J Russell, MD, FAAFP, a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine, completed his residency in Family Practice at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania, where he served as co-chief resident. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Abington Memorial Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Russell has served as a contributing editor for several primary care publications and has served as a reviewer for and contributor to American Family Physician and Vaccine. He has authored multiple journal publications on family medicine topics, including adult immunizations, dermatology, and infectious diseases. He has been a co-editor of clinical updates from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr Russell is also a co-author of the textbook Dermatology Skills for Primary Care: An Illustrated Guide, with another textbook on dermatology in primary care being published in 2019. He has been a member of the editorial advisory board for Clinical Edge, an online feature of The Journal of Family Practice. Dr Russell has held a number of leadership roles as a practicing physician, including serving as president of the Abington Memorial Hospital Medical Executive Committee. Additionally, he has been chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Abington Memorial Hospital since 2005 and Co-Chair of the Bioethics Committee since 2001. Dr Russell has been named a "Top Doctor in Family Medicine" by Philadelphia magazine, recognized as one of America's Top Doctors by Consumers' Checkbook magazine, and ranked a "Top Doctor in Family Medicine" by US News and World Report.