Frederick P. Russek, Jr., DO, FACOA, DABMA, is board certified in anesthesiology and fellowship trained in both pediatric anesthesiology and interventional pain management. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture and certified in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.
Dr. Russek graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry then attended medical school at Kansas City University – College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation from medical school and the completion of his internship in Michigan, he served as a General Medical Officer in the Commissioned Corps of U.S. Public Health Service detailed to the Coast Guard and attained the rank of O-4. Upon completion of his service obligation, Dr. Russek worked in general medicine in private practice and in emergency medicine at local hospitals, including trauma centers. He served as the Director of Emergency Medicine for Spectrum Medical Services.
After years of family practice and emergency medicine in the Southwest and Mountain West, Dr. Russek decided to return to Michigan with his young family to pursue additional education and specialization. He completed an anesthesiology residency and pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Russek practiced pediatric anesthesia for 34 years.
In 2002, while still working as a pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Russek started studying acupuncture. He began training with the Medical Acupuncture for Physicians program at the Helms Medical Institute through the University of California, Los Angeles. He has more than 1400 hours of medical acupuncture training. He has also trained in Classical Five-Element acupuncture, Chinese Scalp Acupuncture, Korean Hand Acupuncture, and Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. He has been practicing acupuncture for 18 years and continues to study multiple and varied forms of acupuncture and alternative medicine.
In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Russek is a lecturer in pediatric anesthesia, medical acupuncture, and acupuncture for pain relief. In addition, he works with the American Heart Association to train physicians and nurses in advanced resuscitation techniques. He continues to study several different forms of acupuncture and alternative medicine. He interests include autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, aging and cosmetic acupuncture, and acupuncture support for patients with cancer.
Dr. Russek enjoys spending time with his family, walking his two Australian Shepherd pups and fishing. He is an instrument rated pilot.