Jonathan Russin, MD

Jonathan Russin, MD

Jonathan Russin, MD has been an integral member of the neurosurgery team at the Pickup Family
Neuroscience Institute since 2016. He serves as the primary cerebrovascular
microsurgical resource to support the neurosurgical and neuroendovascular programs at
the Hoag Comprehensive Stroke Center. In addition, he is also a key member of the
Hoag Comprehensive Epilepsy Program supporting the microsurgical resections.

Jonathan Russin grew up on the East Coast and played competitive collegiate lacrosse. He
completed his medical education graduating at the top of his class at UMDNJ. He then
matched into the highly competitive neurosurgical residency program at USC and was
immediately recognized as a uniquely gifted technical microneurosurgeon. He completed
an en-folded fellowship in epilepsy surgery under the direction of Charles Liu and played
a seminal role in establishing the USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Consortium. After
residency, he completed a cerebrovascular microsurgical fellowship at the Barrow
Neurological Institute under the direction of Robert Spetzler; this is widely regarded as
the top post-graduate fellowship in the field. He then returned to join the neurosurgical
faculty at the USC. He is presently appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and
Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery at USC. He has established himself as one of the
top technical neurosurgeons in his generation and has made numerous contributions to
the published literature in this realm. He is a recognized expert in cerebrovascular
microsurgery with particular emphasis on novel cerebrovascular bypass solutions to
highly complex neurovascular challenges not amenable to endovascular approaches. He
is the principal cerebrovascular microvascular resource to a large network of private and
public healthcare delivery systems from Central California to Orange County. He is also
the Associate Director – Microneurosurgery and Director of the Translational Neural
Repair Laboratory of the USC Neurorestoration Center and leads a number of key
research efforts that maximize the opportunities afforded by surgical tissue from epilepsy
and cerebrovascular surgeries.

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