Robert Russo, MD

Robert Russo, MD
La Jolla Cardiovascular Research Institute 9850 Genesee Ave 350 La Jolla, CA 92037

Robert Russo, MD

Individualized Cardiovascular Care
Dr. Russo's practice of invasive cardiology encompasses all areas of cardiovascular disease, with special interest and expertise in coronary artery disease, valvular and athletic heart disease, rhythm disorders, heart failure, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), cardiac MRI, and the safety of pacemakers and defibrillators (ICD) in the MRI environment. He also holds Level 3 certification in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (SCMR), is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
His philosophy of clinical care places the highest priority on patient education and individualized care. Taking the time to ensure that every patient understands their disease process and how lifestyle modifications can alter the course of cardiovascular disease is the primary goal of his practice, while incorporating the latest research and national treatment guidelines.
Dr. Russo enjoys a national and international reputation for expertise in intravascular imaging, cardiac MRI, and MRI for patients with implanted cardiac devices.
He is passionately committed to education and clinical research. He was a Fellow and Board Member of the Hewitt Medical Research Foundation, is an Adjunct Professor in Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute, and a former Skaggs Scholar for Translational Medicine. His academic record includes more than 30 publications, 75 abstracts, and 200 invited academic lectures.

XiMED Medical Building
9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 350
La Jolla, CA 92037
Office: 858.886.7595
Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Training Scripps Clinic, Cardiovascular Diseases; Scripps Clinic, Internal Medicine
Services • Consultation
• Coronary Angiography
• Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
• Stress ECG (Treadmill)
• Ongoing Outpatient Care
• Ambulatory Rhythm Disorders
• V-scan Screening
• Lifestyle Modification
• MRI with Implanted Cardiac Devices (pacemakers and defibrillators)
• Cardiac MRI Interpretation
Consumer Feedback
(5 Reviews)
5 star average for Service
5 star average for Environment
5 star average for Expertise
4 star average for Staff
3 star average for Recommended
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Recent Reviews
He is a great doctor. I have entrusted my life to him for 13 years. I am still here and doing great.
by Bob
July 18, 2014
Main problem is getting this guy to do his job. Waited over three weeks for MRI results. Now he has not called me for days to schedule next test idespite repeat calls from me. Does not seem to care about the patient. They barely gave me any information at all. I'm going to have to do my own research to get my questions answered. Their staff was friendly enough, but they didn't go out of their way to help me. I feel like my appointment was pointless. None of my questions were answered, nothing was accomplished, and I felt worse when I left. The office was easy enough to find.
by Fred S.
May 07, 2012
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Was this doctor's staff friendly?
Yes, they went above and beyond
Does this doctor use current and safe equipment?
Yes; the equipment is very advanced!
Was this doctor friendly?
Extremely Friendly
Did you leave the office feeling satisfied with your visit?
Did your provider ask holistic type questions and comment about aspects of care that might affect you outside of their specialty?
I was impressed that this provider took notice of areas outside of their specialty that might help me.
by Patricia Perry
July 28, 2014
Was this doctor's staff friendly?
Yes, they went above and beyond
by Anonymous
July 17, 2014
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