Emilio A. Russo, MD

Program Director, Rural Family Medicine Program, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

420 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA 70427

(985) 735 - 6735



June 2005 – June 2008        
Family Medicine Spokane Rural Training TrackResidency Training

August 2001 – May 2005        
LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, Doctor of Medicine

September 2000 – March 2001        
University of the Nations, South Africa, Certificate in Biblical Studies and Community Development

August 1996 – December 1999      
Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN, B.A., Biology, Summa Cum Laude


Emilio A. Russo, MD currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Director of the LSU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, and the Chief of Staff for Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, Louisiana. While overseeing more than twenty-five physicians, Dr. Russo divides his days between administrative responsibilities, mentoring house staff toward artful medicine, and caring for his patients as a full-spectrum family physician in a rural hospital.

Dr. Russo graduated from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2005 and completed his residency at the Family Medicine Spokane Rural Training Track in 2008. Prior to coming to Bogalusa in 2013, he spent 5 years practicing in inner-city New Orleans as part of a developing network of LSU clinics post-Katrina and as a member of the NHSC. 

While at home, Dr. Russo spends his time with his beautiful wife of 10 years as well as their four children—Giovanni, Mia, Liliana, and Luca. He also enjoys reading, cooking, and playing the guitar.

Clinical Interests

Global Health 

Family Medicine Obstetrics

GI Endoscopy


Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

LSU Rural Scholars Track - Admissions Committee Member,
LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

LSU Rural Scholars Track - Advisory Subcommittee Member,
LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics - ALSO Advisory Faculty

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Provider Course - Course
Director, LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Southern Area Patient Oriented Research Organization - 
Charter and Steering Committee Member

Selected Publications

Muncie HL, Russo E, Mohr JD (2016) Autism Spectrum Disorder.  In Paulman P.A., Pullman A.M., Nasir L. (Eds).  Family Medicine Principles and Practice, 7th Edition, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Russo E, Cain E. (2014-2016). Transient Ischemic Attack. In Domino FJ (Ed.) The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Russo, Emilio, MD and Garland Anderson II, MD.  Discitis. Primary Care, PEPID v 15.1.  August 2014 www.pepidonline.com

Russo, Emilio, MD and Kartik Patel, MD. Testosterone Deficiency.  Primary Care, PEPID v 15.1.  August 2014 www.pepidonline.com


Additional Info

Diplomat, American Board of Family Medicine


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
Advaced Life Support for Obstetrics (ALSO Provider)
S.T.A.B.L.E. certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

Affiliated Hospitals & Clinics

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital 


University Medical Center - New Orleans