Physicians > John Russ, M.D.

Dr. John S. Russ was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana but Columbus, Ohio, has been home to him for most of his life. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Russ completed his medical training at The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he was an Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary.

While in medical school he developed a passion for obstetrics and gynecology. He felt that this specialty allowed him to enjoy the best of medicine as well as perform surgery. More importantly he had the privilege of getting to know his patients and their families on a long-term basis.

In 1981 after completion of his OB/GYN residency at Ohio State, Dr. Russ went into solo practice in Gahanna, Ohio. In 1989, Dr. Russ and Dr. Michael Sprague combined their practices to create Northeast Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Russ is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the Columbus Medical Association. He is a past Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Grant Medical Center and has been the Director of Ob/Gyn Education at Grant Medical Center since 1992. Dr. Russ enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has been the recipient of many teaching awards, the most prestigious being Community Teacher of the Year from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He views teaching as an extension of his career and a valuable way of giving back to his profession.

In the past two “Docs Rate Docs” surveys conducted by WBNS TV, Dr. Russ has been selected by his colleagues as one of the “Top five Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Central Ohio”.

Dr. Russ has participated in the progression of technology in Ob/Gyn from ultrasound to laser surgery. Minimally invasive surgery has significantly decreased patient recovery time and has been a major part of his practice for the last twelve years.

Beyond medicine, Dr. Russ enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing and jogging. He feels that his family, his wife, and three daughters are what define him. He gives credit and thanks to his family and faith for the direction of his career.


Residency: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

M.D.: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

B.S: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


  • Laser Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

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