Rochester, Minnesota


Russi.Christopher@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Christopher S. Russi, D.O., an emergency medicine physician, is associate medical director of Mayo Clinic Military Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Russi's main research interests are in digital transformation of emergency medicine and prehospital emergency care with telemedicine and remote monitoring.

Dr. Russi also is a major in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps with a Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team. As an active duty U.S. Army emergency medicine physician, Dr. Russi provides care to wounded service members in far-forward and austere environments.

Focus areas

  • Emergency medicine telemedicine. Dr. Russi studies the impact of emergency department use after emergency medicine consultation with nurse triage phone lines.
  • Remote monitoring. Dr. Russi is working to develop a remote monitoring system for vital signs in the prehospital space for telemedicine teams to have digital eyes on critically ill patients being transported to emergency departments.
  • Wearable devices. Dr. Russi is partnering with Mayo Clinic engineering teams to study the use of wearables in the prehospital space with the aim to develop machine learning algorithms for the detection of clinical deterioration.

Significance to patient care

Telemedicine is rapidly expanding and hasn't fully reached the prehospital space. Linking a remote vital signs monitoring system to telemedicine teams will theoretically allow for real-time or near real-time collaboration with prehospital care teams when patients have clinical deterioration in their conditions.

Professional highlights

  • Associate medical director, Mayo Clinic Military Medicine, 2021-present
  • U.S. Army 945th Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team, 2019-present
  • National Institutes of Health KL2 Award, 2009


Primary Appointment

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


  1. Improving financial, business and marketing acumen as a future leader in Mayo Clinic Physician Leadership Business Academy, Mayo Clinic Office of Leadership and Organization Development
  2. Certificate - Certificate of Science in Clinical & Translational Research Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. BASIC SCIENCE MASTERS Clinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Graduate School - Focus on core curriculum for research tenure track faculty and grant writing. College of Public Health, University of Iowa
  5. Fellow - Faculty Development Department of Emergency Medicine, Wright State University
  6. Chief Resident ACGME EM Residency Program, Regions Hospital
  7. Resident ACGME EM Residency Program, Regions Hospital
  8. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Des Moines University
  9. BS - Biology Iowa State University
  10. Biology Drake University

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