Steven Russell, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Russell is an endocrinologist and diabetologist with nearly 20 years of experience managing diabetes. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Diabetes Associates where he maintains a part-time clinical practice managing diabetes in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Russell’s research has been focused on the application of new technologies to improve the care of people with diabetes, including the collaboration with Dr. Ed Damiano’s research group at Boston University to develop and test a wearable bionic pancreas for automated blood glucose control in diabetes. Dr. Russell has directed nearly all of the bionic pancreas clinical trials, amounting to approximately 20 inpatient and home-use studies in type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and cystic fibrosis related diabetes. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Trinity University in San Antonio, and both a PhD in biological chemistry and an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed both his residency training in internal medicine and his endocrinology fellowship at MGH, and a postdoctoral fellowship studying insulin and aging at the Joslin Diabetes Center.