Marcia McGory-Russell, MD
Dr. Russell is an Assistant Professor of Surgery-in-Residence in the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Staff Surgeon in Colon & Rectal Surgery at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She is also a faculty member of the UCLA Center for Surgical Outcomes and Quality, the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, as well as the Patients and Survivors Program Area of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Russell attended Cornell University where she majored in Biological Sciences, and received her M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from New York Medical College. She received training in general surgery at UCLA followed by a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. She is board-certified in both general surgery as well as colorectal surgery and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). Dr. Russell also received two years of health services research training through the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.
Dr. Russell’s main research interest is in studying and improving the quality of care, quality of life, and outcomes for surgical disorders, with a special interest in colorectal cancer. She is also actively involved in a clinical care and research initiative through the VA to implement routine screening for Lynch syndrome, which is the most common form of hereditary colorectal cancer. She is a member of multiple national committees including the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Committee of NRG Oncology, the Geriatric Surgery Task Force of the ACS, and the Quality and Safety Committee of the ASCRS.
Dr. Russell is a peer-reviewer for numerous surgical journals, and has served as a Guest Editor for special editions of both Surgery and Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery. She has active funding from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.