Dr. Reid earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1990 and his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School in 1998. He did his internship and residency at Northwestern University McGraw Medical Center from 1998 to 2005 and his craniofacial fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, with staff appointments at Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Reid is also the Volunteer Medical Director for Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation.
Dr. Reid is a member of the following professional organizations: American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Cleft Palate Association (ACPS), and Plastic Surgery Research Council and Society of Clinical and Translational Science. He is an Active Fellow of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS). In 2007, he founded the Cleft Lip and Palate team and in 2011, the Craniofacial Anomalies Multidisciplinary Program (CAMP) at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and is currently the director of both. Both teams are certified as Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team as part of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation. He also has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and medical textbooks.
Russell R. Reid, MD, PhD, is a skilled and very experienced surgeon who specializes in pediatric plastic surgery. He is fellowship-trained in craniomaxillofacial surgery and has particular expertise in the surgical areas of the face, jaw, palate, and skull.
An accomplished author, Dr. Reid has published book chapters and several peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics, from craniofacial surgery techniques to wound healing.
Dr. Reid's research interests include the regeneration of bone for the repair of complex craniofacial defects, the biology of skull and facial sutures, and genetic expression in craniofacial development. He also studies ways to improve diagnostic testing for craniofacial patients.