Thomas J. Russell, MD

Professor Emeritus


Dr. Russell founded the dermatology practice in 1973; the practice became Affiliated Dermatologists, S.C. in 1981. He has been recognized by Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Docs” in four consecutive surveys and by Best Doctors in America. He is Board Certified in Dermatology.Dr. Russell is a Professor Emeritus at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and has received teaching awards from MCW and the Dermatology Foundation, a national educational organization. Among his professional activities are numerous leadership positions with organizations including the Wisconsin Dermatological Society, Milwaukee Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Dermatology and Noah Worcester Dermatological Society.  Dr. Russell retired from patient care at the Medical College of Wisconsin June 30, 2016.

Thomas J. Russell, MD
Thomas J. Russell, MD

He served as the dermatologist and allergist at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana, after completing his residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic. He earned his medical degree from the Marquette University School of Medicine and served his internship at Minneapolis General Hospital (now Hennepin County General Hospital). His bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and philosophy are also from Marquette University.

Dr. Russell has four adult children, including James P. Russell, MD, who joined the practice in 2005. His personal interests include photography, traveling and family history.

Board Certification

  • Dermatology

Education / Training

  • Residency – Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN (1963-1966)
  • Internship – Hennepin County Medical Center – Minneapolis, MN (1963)
  • Doctor of Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (1962)

In the News

Alumni Educational Fund Drive – Thomas J. Russell Resident Education Fund

11/04/2014  |  Comments Off on Alumni Educational Fund Drive – Thomas J. Russell Resident Education Fund

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our alumni for their generous donations for this year's Alumni Educational... more