Pierre A. Russo, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Pathology
324 South 34th St
Main Building 5NW26
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1733
Fax: 215-590-1736



B.Sc. (Honours Biochemistry), McGill University, Canada, 1974
M.D.C.M. McGill University, Canada, 1978

Specialty Certification

National Board of Medical Examiners
Certificate #202780, 1979
Certificate in Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 1983
Specialty Certificate on Anatomic Pathology #9920 - Corporation professionelle des medicine du Quebec, 1984
Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Pediatric Pathology, 1997

Postgraduate Training

Intern, St. Mary's Hospital, 1978-1979
Resident, General Surgery, McGill University, 1979-1980
Resident, Anatomic Pathology, McGill University, 1980-1984
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Anatomic Pathology, Royal College, 1984-1984
Fellowship, Pediatric Pathology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1984-1986

Awards and Honors

Recipient of best presentation award by a pathologist in training, Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Pathology, New Orleans - March, 1986-1986

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Society for Pediatric Pathology, 1986 - Present
USCAP: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 1986 - Present
Federation des medecins specialistes du Quebec, 1989 - 1999
Association des pathologistes du Quebec, 1989 - 1999
Association des pathologistes du Québec, 1992 - 1999
Society for Pediatric Pathology, 1997 - Present
ChiLDREN - Childhood Liver Disease Research Education Network, 2002 - Present

Selected Publications

Lower back pain and mass in a 13-year-old girl.

Richetti, E.T., B. Erol, J. Stern, et al., Clin Orthop Relat Res 430(): 248-257, 2005

Pulmonary infection with microsporidia after allogenic bone marrow transplantation.

Teachey DT, Russo P, Orenstein J, Didier ES, Bowers C, Bunin N, Bone Marrow Transplant 33(3): 299-302, 2004

Zebrafish oncecut gene hnf-6 function in an evolutionarily conserved genetic pathway that regulated vertebrate development.

Matthews R P, Lorent K, Russo P, Pack M, Develop Biol 274(): 245-259, 2004

No evidence of maternal cell colonization in reverted liver nodules of tyrosinemia type I patients

Bergeron A, Lettre F, Russo P, MOrissette J, Tanguay R, Gastroenterology 127(5): 1381-5, 2004

Immunohistochemical Analysis of hSNF5/INII Distinguishes Renal and Extra-renal Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors from Other Pediatric Soft Tissue Tumors

Hoot AC, Russo P, Judkins AR, Perlman EJ, Biegel JA, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 2004

Elbow Soft Tissue Mass in a 9-year-old boy.

K.V. Halpern, BA; P. Russo, MD; A. Hubbard, MD; and J.P. Dormans, MD, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 427(): 258-265, 2004

Knee pain in a 12-year-old girl.

Atanda A, Hosalkar H, Wells L, Russo P, Kaye P, Dormans J P, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 425(): 284-289, , 2004

Disorders of the Intrahepatic Ducts

Piccoli DA and Russo P, Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease, Chapter 50, 2004

Pathology of Pedatric GI and Liver Disease

Ruso P, Ruchelli E, Piccoli DM, Springer-Verlag, 2004

Allelic loss but absence of mutations in the polyspecific transporter gene BWR1A on 11p15.5 in hepatoblastoma.

Albrecht. S., W. Hartmann, F. Houshdaran, et al., Int J Cancer 111(): 627-632, 2004