Russell Avellana Sub-Investigator

Flourish – Chicago (Ravenswood)

Russ is a graduate of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. He started his career as an Urgent Care provider in Seattle for 3 years before moving back to Chicago. He then worked as a sports medicine orthopedic surgical PA in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for about 4 years before making the jump into clinical research. His clinical research studies range from working with those with immunocompromised conditions, obesity, cardiometabolic disorders, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. In his spare time, Russ enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Reilly. He loves going out to eat and watching his favorite Chicago sports teams, especially the Bulls and the Bears.

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