Faculty Profile: Russell Lemmon, DO

We are pleased Russell Lemmon, DO, has joined the Department of Family Medicine as an Assistant Professor (CHS).  Since the end of May 2012, Russ has been providing patient care and teaching residents at the UW Health Northeast Family Medical Center location.

Russ received his medical training at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the MacNeal Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Illinois.  Following residency he served as a family physician in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.  While on active duty he was the medical director for the Family Medicine department and was deployed as a physician with the Special Forces in Iraq.  He also completed training in medical acupuncture and used this modality to treat military personnel in both the U.S. and Iraq.  After 4 years in Arizona, Russ and his family moved back to the Midwest, first working in private practice in the Chicago suburbs before transitioning to academic family medicine here at the DFM in Madison. 

His professional interests include medical acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation and integrative medicine. 

Outside of work Russ enjoys chasing around his 3 young kids, triathlons and playing guitar.