John M. Russo, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3450
FX: (614) 722-3454


John Russo, MD, is an attending pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Russo’s research has focused on epithelial wound healing. His poster presentation on the subject was awarded the Young Investigator Award at the 2004 World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Russo’s clinical activities span all types of pediatric gastroenterology, including eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. Dr. Russo leads the Eosinophilic Esophagitis Program at Nationwide Children’s, along with Elizabeth Erwin, MD, a pediatric allergy and immunology specialist. He is named among the “Best Doctors in America.”


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/10/1998


  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999


  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Date Completed: 06/30/2001


  • University of Chicago Hospitals
    Date Completed: 06/30/2004


  • Pediatrics


  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/22/2004


  • Erwin,Elizabeth,A; James,Hayley,R; Gutekunst,Heather,M; Russo,John,M; Kelleher,Kelly,J; Platts-Mills,Thomas,AE. 2010. Serum IgE measurement and detection of food allergy in pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.  ANNALS OF ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY. Vol. 104, no. 6. (June): 496-502.
  • Elizabeth Erwin, James Hayley, Heather Gutekunst, John Russo, Kelly Kelleher, Thomas Platts-Mills. 2010. Serum IgE measurement and detection of food allergy in pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Vol. 104, no. January: 496-502.
  • Elizabeth Erwin, Peter Mustillo, John Russo. 2009. Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis.  Pediatric Directions. Vol. 34, no. Spring 2009. (January): 26-29.
  • John M Russo and Wallace Crandall. 2009. Transition of Care. In The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Edited by E. Scherl and M. Dubinsky. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated.
  • Mary K. Sherrett, John M. Russo, Wallace V. Crandall. 2006. An analysis of Celiac disease: Diagnosis and treatment.  Pediatric Directions.. Vol. 29, no. Summer 2006. (January): 12-16.
  • John M. Russo, Peter Florian, Le Shen, W. Vallen Graham, Maria S. Tretiakova, Alfred H. Gitter, Randall J. Mrsny, Jerrold R. Turner. 2005. Distinct temporal-spatial roles for rho kinase and myosin light chain kinase in epithelial purse-string wound closure.  Gastroenterology.
  • John M. Russo. 2004. Eosinophilic Gastroenteropathy. In Essentials of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Edited by Guandalini, S.. Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill.
  • John M. Russo and Jerrold R. Turner. 2004. Gastrointestinal Tract Anatomy, Overview. In Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology. Edited by Johnson, L.R. Philadephia, PA: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Ellenberger, Heather Lucas, John M. Russo, Janet L. Mueller, Peggy L. Barrington, Leon F. Tseng, Raymond M. Quock. 2003. An opioid basis for early-phase isoflurane-induced hypotension in rats.  Life Sciences. Vol. 20, no. 73. (January): 2591-2602.
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