William E. Russell, MD

William E. Russell, MD

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Department of Pediatrics
Delivery Address
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Ave S
Room / Suite
Suite 1514
(615) 322-7427

Endocrinology, Pediatric
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Pediatric Residency-Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Clinical and Research Children's Service Fellowship-Massachusetts General Hospital and Shiners' Burns Institute, Boston, MA
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship-University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Clinical Interests

Diabetes, growth, puberty, thyroid, adrenal.

Research Information

Dr. Russell studies ways to predict and to prevent type 1 diabetes (T1) He is the Principal Investigator at Vanderbilt for the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet consortium, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health prevent type 1 diabetes in people at risk and to preserve insulin secretion in those who have T1D. He leads the international abatacept trial (TN18) to determine an immune system modulating drug (CTLA4-Ig) can prevent the development of T1D in people at high risk to progress to full-blown T1D.


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