|"The Top Plastic
Surgeons in America
dedicated to achieving beautiful
Breast Surgery Results"
Dr. Robert C Russell MD, FACS
Robert C. Russell, M.D., FACS, is an accomplished surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery. He is a clinical Professor of Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and the chairman of Plastic Surgery at St. John’s
Hospital in Springfield.
Dr. Russell received his undergraduate B.S. degree from Indiana University while playing football and earning All-American honors. He received his medical degree from
Indiana University in 1972. He completed 3 years of general surgery training at Indiana University Affiliate Hospitals, and a one-year hand surgery fellowship at St.
Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in
Springfield, Illinois in 1979, followed by a one-year fellowship in microsurgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
He was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1981 and earned a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery by examination in 1990 and received
recertification in 2002 and in 2010.
Dr. Russell is a member of several medical associations and societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic
Surgery, the American Association for Hand Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and
Dr. Russell is an academically accomplished plastic surgeon who has published more than 30 book chapters and over 100 scientific publications. He has made
hundreds of local, national, and international lectures and presentations. He has been active in organized plastic surgery and has served as a member or chairman of
over 100 regional, state, or national committees. Dr. Russell is the past president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Association for
Hand Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Foundation, and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. He served as a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and
was vice-chairman in 1998. He has also been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery for over 20 years.
Dr. Russell has served as a director and now volunteers his time as a surgeon and teacher with Operation Smile International, caring for children with congenital facial
deformities and burns in many countries around the world.
Dr. Russell and his wife, Anne, have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Mirriah, and reside in Springfield.
The Heartland Difference
Where experience and knowledge create beauty
Unlike spa and day centers, Heartland Plastic Surgery is a full-service reconstructive and cosmetic surgery practice.
Options for corrective and cosmetic improvements range from very quick, non-invasive procedures to extensive surgical
interventions with hospital stays. Robert C. Russell, M.D., FACS, FRACS has 35 years experience as a board certified
plastic surgeon and is dedicated to providing patients with respect, honesty, and excellent care. Before your procedure, we’
ll provide you with contact information for past patients who have volunteered to serve as references. In fact, we’re quite
proud of the fact that so many of our patients are willing to share their stories because we know that there’s simply no
higher compliment than a sincere referral.
Our office is centrally located at 320 E. Carpenter St. between St. John’s and Memorial Hospitals in Springfield, Illinois. Dr.
Russell also performs surgery at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.
Dr. Russell also sees patients in Effingham, Illinois every month at the office of Dr. Ruben D. Boyajian located at 904
Medical Park Drive. Please contact Dr. Boyajian’s office at (217) 347-2255 to see when Dr. Russell will be there next.
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