Russell Cross, MD Cardiologist



Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2000
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1997
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • MD, 1994
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, 1989
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, 1987
    University of Texas at Austin
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Russell Cross

Patient story

Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

Patient story

Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A Controller for Regulation of Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Using Optimum Nitroprusside Infusion Rate

(1991) IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

Auscultation of bilateral breath sounds does not rule out endobronchial intubation in children

(2002) Anesthesia Analog

Crosssectional imaging in congenital anomalies of the heart and great vessels magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography

(2004) Seminars in Roentgenology

Forward and Store Telemedicine Using Motion Pictures Expert Group A Novel Approach to Pediatric Teleechocardiography

(2004) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

Forward and Store Telemedicine using MPEG A Novel Approach to Pediatric Teleechocardiography

(2002) European Journal of Medical Research

Impact of Telemedicine on the Practice of Pediatric Cardiology in Community Hospitals

(2002) Pediatrics


(2006) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Taking Family Centered Care to a Higher Level on the Heart and Kidney Unit

(2004) Pediatric Nursing

ThreeDimensional Imaging of Atrial Septal Occlusion Device

(2001) Pediatric Cardiology

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Teresa's Story

Teresa, 2, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and waited on the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for nine months while she waited for a heart transplant. Her heart arrived on Christmas Day.

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