Dr. Russell earned his medical degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand. He received the distinguished KG Howsam Medal from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists for the highest academic performance.
Upon graduation, Dr. Russell completed extensive specialist training, including three fellowships at institutions in the United States and Canada.
He is regarded as an ophthalmic microsurgeon specialist with international training in refractive surgery, medical retinal disease, and cataract surgery. He has also served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Dr. Russell started in private practice in 2007 with Vision Eye Institute in Brisbane and has since gone on to found OKKO Eye Specialist Centre and VSON Vision Correction Specialists.
He has been invited to speak all over the world about his experience and interests.