Roger Russell, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Attending Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Systematic Instructional Design for Medical Student Clerkship
Dr. Roger Russell is a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He received a Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and earned his MD from The University of Connecticut. Dr. Russell spent a year as a pediatric intern at John Dempsey Hospital and then entered residency in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. After a cardiac anesthesiology clinical fellowship, he joined the faculty in 1994.
He is a former chair of the anesthesiology department's Clinical Competency Committee and was one of the original faculty members at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge Massachusetts, where he taught crisis management and team training skills to Harvard medical students, residents and faculty. Dr. Russell currently serves as the Director of Medical Student Education in the anesthesiology department.
As a Rabkin Fellow Dr. Russell began work on a curriculum for medical students on the anesthesiology rotation. With the long term goal of building both the quality and the accountability of medical student anesthesiology education, Dr. Russell's work led to the introduction of explicit educational goals, content and evaluation into the clerkship curriculum. The initial steps have also significantly broadened and deepened the participation of staff anesthesiologists in mentoring medical students.