Robert Russell, M.D.

Robert Russell, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, including the use of the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement. He also treats a wide array of orthopedic conditions of the hip and knee including revision surgery for failed or problematic replacements, infections after replacements, fractures, sport-related injuries, arthroscopic surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Russell, is a native Texan who grew up in Dallas, graduated from Plano West Senior High. Dr. Russell attended undergraduate at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he played on the Division I men’s soccer team and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He then went on to complete his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society.

Dr. Russell completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in Dallas. During his time at UT Southwestern, Dr. Russell published multiple peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and gave presentations at national and international conferences. He elected to pursue an additional year of sub-specialty training specific to hip and knee reconstruction at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

At OrthoCarolina, Dr. Russell was able to learn the muscle-sparing, direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty from the nation’s experts in this surgery. He trained in minimally invasive techniques in joint replacement. He also focused on complex total hip and total knee replacements including performing these surgeries in patients with large deformities, bone loss, infections, fractures near implants, and failed prior joint replacements.

Primary Specialties

  • Hip
  • Knee

Education Highlights

  • Undergraduate Degree - Cornell University
  • Medical Degree - Baylor College of Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency - Parkland Memorial Hospital/UT Southwestern
  • Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction - OrthoCarolina


  • Plano Phone: 972.985.1072
  • Carrollton Phone: 972.492.1334
  • Frisco Phone: 214.618.5502