New chief named to lead orthopaedic trauma for Pitt and UPMC

December 5, 2023- Dr. George V. Russell is the new chief of orthopaedic trauma in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Orthoapaedic Surgery and the associate chief of UPMC’s orthopaedic service line. Russell also serves as an associate chief of surgical quality and executive vice chair of Pitt’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  

Russell is one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic trauma surgeons and is pioneer of the clamshell osteotomy procedure, which is widely used to correct malunions, or crooked bones. He joined UPMC and Pitt in November from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he was a chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and CEO of University Physicians.   

In his new role Russell will drive the coordination of orthopaedic trauma care across the UPMC network.  

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