Silvia Russo, MD


2018-Current: Stanford University
Neurology Residency

2017-2018: UCLA St. Mary Medical Center

2016-2017: UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Visiting Scholar (Mentors: Suzee Lee, MD; Bruce Miller, MD)

2015-2016: University of Milan, Italy
Neurology PGY-1

2014-2016 San Raffaele University – Milan, Italy
Postgraduate rotations in internal medicine, surgery and cardiology

2007-2013, San Raffaele University – Milan, Italy
Medical School, Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD, CM)



  • Data analysis to identify early markers of susceptibility to neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Artificial intelligence applications to neurology



Geier EG, Bourdenx M, […] Russo, S., […], Storm NJ, et al. Rare variants in the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis gene MFSD8 are candidate risk factors for frontotemporal dementia. Acta Neuropathologica. 2019;137(1):71-88.

Meeter, L. H. H., Gendron, T. F., Sias, A. C., Jiskoot, L. C., Russo, S. P., Donker Kaat, L., […] Lee, S. E. (2018). Poly(GP), neurofilament and grey matter deficits in C9orf72 expansion carriers. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 5(5), 583–597.

Russo, S. P., Fossati, B., Toffetti, M., Lanzone, J., Cardani, R., & Meola, G. (2017). Clinical Reasoning: A 35-year-old woman with hyperstartling, stiffness, and accidental falls A startling diagnosis. Neurology, 88; e38-e41

Russo, N., Franzì, E., Capilli, G., Patané, A. A., Russo, S. P., & Evola, R. (2014). The Drop That Spilled the Cup: Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Woman with Underlying Thrombophilic Polymorphisms and Oral Contraceptive Use. Case Reports in Cardiology, 2014, 1–4.



Russo, Choi, et al., (2018) Ebb and Flow: Suspecting Dementia with Lewy-Bodies in the Acute Inpatient Setting - 2018 Annual UCLA Solomon Scholars – Poster Session



Udacity – Data Analyst Nanodegree (underway)

Udacity – Scholarship to the Intel Edge AI Foundation Course (April 2020)

Udacity – Artificial Intelligence Programming with Python (September 2019)

DataCamp – Importing data in Python, Part 1 (September 2017)

DataCamp - Intermediate Python for Data Science (June 2017)

DataCamp - Python Data Science Toolbox, Part 1 (June 2017)

Coursera and Johns Hopkins University - Getting and Cleaning Data (May 2017)

DataCamp - Intro to Python for Data Science (May 2017)

Coursera and Johns Hopkins University - R Programming (April 2017)

Coursera and John Hopkins University - The Data Scientist’s Toolbox (February 2015)



2018-Current: Neuroscience Research Track: working on genetic underpinnings of resting state fMRI (Mentor: Mike Greicius, MD)

2016-2017 Research scholarship at UCSF Memory and Aging center, (Mentor: Suzee Lee, MD)

2017 Rainwater Foundation scholarship to attend at the 2017 Annual Tau Consortium meeting

2013 San Raffaele University, Milan Italy:

  • Best medical student of the class of 2013
  • Medical school graduation with honors and special mention – 2013
  • Selected for neuroanatomy teaching assistant – 2009



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