Mark Russo, MD| Head And Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology | MedStar Health

Mark Russo, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (134 reviews)

Specialities: Head And Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Languages: English

202-785-5040

About me

Mark Russo, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in sleep surgery. He sees patients at MedStar Health at Lafayette Center. His areas of expertise include the full range of surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, including tonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (a surgical procedure that opens the upper airways by removing extra tissue in the throat), nasal surgery to help patients tolerate CPAP treatment better, and hypoglossal nerve stimulator implants (an implant that stimulates a nerve in rhythm with the patient’s breathing to help keep the airway clear).

Dr. Russo has presented his research at professional meetings and conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals, including Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and Clinical Case Reports. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He is also a member of the MedStar Georgetown Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Diversity Committee.

His philosophy of care centers on caring for the whole person. He takes time with each patient to build a collaborative partnership so patients can be informed and active participants in their care.

Dr. Russo earned his medical degree and completed a residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He also completed a general surgery internship at Rush University - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois.

When he’s not working, Dr. Russo enjoys exercising, training his dog, and playing tabletop role playing games.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinusitis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Upper Airway Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Voice Problems
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Vocal Cords
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Auricular Hematoma
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Benign Head And Neck Tumors
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Blocked Eustachian Tubes
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Nerve Damage
  • Cough
  • Crackling Sound In Ears
  • Cyst Of Sinuses
  • Decreased Hearing
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Nose
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Blockage
  • Ear Canal Lesions
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Keloids
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Empty Nose Syndrome
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Epistaxis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Cyst
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Fissured Tongue
  • Foreign Bodies In The Ear Nose And Airway
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Glomus Tympanicum
  • Goiter
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head And Neck Mass
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Inner Ear Trauma
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaw Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngitis
  • Lip Droop
  • Ludwig Angina
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muffled Hearing
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nasal Vestibulitis
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neoplasm Of Ear
  • Neoplasm Of Salivary Gland
  • Neurologic Disorders Of The Larynx
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Nose Fracture
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Odynophagia
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Oral Lesions
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoma
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parapharyngeal Mass
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Perichondritis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Preauricular Fistula
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Ruptured Eardrum
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Smell Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Stomatitis
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Sudden Deafness
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Temporal Bone Fracture
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Plaque
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Tracheal Stomal Stenosis
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation (TMP)
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Lesions
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Strain
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Cervical Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation
  • Frenectomy
  • Functional Rhinoplasty
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation
  • Inspire Therapy
  • Intratympanic Injection
  • Microlaryngeal Laser Surgery
  • Myringoplasty
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Nose Cauterization
  • Nose Fracture Surgery
  • Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
  • Palate Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pressure Equalizing (PE) Tube Placement
  • Reconstruction Of Ear
  • Septoplasty
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Sialodochoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Stapedectomy
  • Throat Abscess Drainage
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Turbinate Surgery
  • Tympanoplasty/Mastoidectomy
  • Tympanostomy
  • Upper Airway Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
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Practice locations

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 601
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

Fax 877-625-1478

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Tricare Standard
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Open POS II
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Network OA
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Open HMO

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Education

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2021)

Internship Program: Rush University Medical Center (2016)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2015)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    5.0
  • Oct 18, 2022

    Dr. Russo has great bedside manner. He made me feel very comfortable. He explained everything regarding my condition in detail. He listened to my concerns and put me at ease. Excellent Doctor. I'm truly happy that l found Dr. Russo.

  • Oct 18, 2022

    OUTSTANDING SERVICE, ALWAYS.

  • Oct 6, 2022

    Dr. Russo is very caring, polite, very god listener, professional. Explained lots details about condition, treatment options, and listened to me very patiently. Also gave me answers to my questions in easily understandable to this non-medical field patient. Very thankful.