Dr Robert Ross Russell
Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine
Telephone: 01223 766503
Dr Robert Ross Russell is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Having trained in Cambridge (m 1976, Trinity Hall) and London, he came to Cambridge as a consultant in 1992. Clinically he has established the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Cambridge, an eight bed unit serving the whole of the East of England. His MD (Cantab, 1993) was titled 'Diaphragmatic function following cardiac surgery in children' and his research interests have continued to be physiological. His current work includes the non-invasive assessment of respiratory and cardiovascular function in children, using technology such as the non-invasive assessment of ventilation-perfusion matching and measurement of bio-impedance. In 2008 he moved out of Intensive Care and now works in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine.
He is also Vice-President of the European Academy of Paediatrics, Chair of the European Board of Paediatrics and responsible for overseeing the training requirements and assessment for trainees in paediatrics across Europe. He has established a pan-European examination in core paediatrics, and set up EBP Learning - an online teaching tool targeting young paediatricians.
In College, he is Director of Studies in Medicine, and supervises physiology for first year undergraduates. He is keen to encourage contact with the College, and would be delighted to talk to prospective (and indeed past!) students about the course and about studying medicine at Cambridge.