Investigator Profile: Russel E. Ettinger, MD

Dr. Russell Ettinger

Russell E. Ettinger, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ettinger's research interests focus on clinical outcomes across both adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery. Facial trauma is major component of his practice and he is currently evaluating the incidence of traumatic brain injuries in patients presenting with craniofacial trauma in order to enhance clinical recognition and the subsequent delivery of interdisciplinary care.

His secondary research interests involve collaborations with colleagues in Burn Surgery and UW Bioengineering to develop non-invasive methods for quantifying soft tissue and skin graft elasticity through optical coherence elastography (OCE) and thereby improving reconstructive outcomes for patients with thermal injuries.