Laura J. Russell, MD, FACMG Medical Geneticist

Medical Genetics
Fun fact about me 

I love listening to all kinds of music: from R&B to chant to world music, from the Middle Ages to the present.

I love working with children and their families because 
They inspire me!

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Department of Human Genetics; Department of Pediatrics

Other appointments 

American Board of Medical Genetics American Board of Pediatrics American College of Medical Genetics American Society of Human Genetics



Indiana University

Medical Degree 

Indiana University


Indiana University Hospitals: Pediatric residency


Indiana University Hospitals: Medical Genetics fellowship National Institutes of Health: Medical Genetics fellowship


Research interests 

Clinical delineation of birth defects and of inherited disorders associated with intellectual disability; genodermatoses;

Selected publications 

Der Kaloustian, VM, Russell, L, Aradhya, S, Richard, G, Rosenblatt, B, Melançon, S. A de novo 2.1-Mb deletion of 13q12.11 in a child with developmental delay and minor dysmorphic features. Am. J. Med. Genet. 55(10): 2538-2542, 2011.

Lévesque, S, Lambert, M, Karalis, A, Melançon, S, Russell, L, Braverman, N. Short-Term Outcome of Propionic Aciduria Treated at Presentation with N-Carbamylglutamate: A Retrospective Review of Four Patients. J Inherit Metab Dis, in press.

Vanneste R, Chiu S-M, Russell L, Fitzpatrick J. Effects of Second Language Usage on Genetic Counseling Training and Supervision. J Genet Counsel 2012; DOI 10.1007/s10897-012-9509-7.