Anthony J. Russo, MD

Anthony J. Russo, MD | Spine Specialist

Dr. Anthony Russo relocated to southwest Montana to join Montana Orthopedics in 2008. Dr. Russo grew up in Huntington Beach, Calif. and graduated magna cum laud from UCLA. He attended medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on a health professions scholarship with the U.S. Navy and completed his internship and residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following residency, Dr. Russo was called to active duty with the Navy and worked as an orthopedic surgeon in Okinawa, Japan. In 2005, he was deployed to Iraq, spending seven months in the western Anbar province. While in Iraq, Russo worked with a surgical team providing care to casualties coming in off the field. Russo was on call 24/7, stabilizing wounded troops before they were sent off to other hospitals. When his tour in Iraq concluded, he returned to Bremerton when he finished his commitment with the Navy and enrolled at the University of Washington and Harbor View Medical Center for a 12 month fellowship in spine surgery.


Medical School

The George Washington School of Medicine Washington, DC

Undergraduate Degree

University of California (B.S.) Los Angeles, CA



University of Washington Medical Center/Harborview Medical Center (Spine Surgery)


University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)


University of North Carolina School of Medicine (General Surgery)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Spine

Professional Memberships

Dr. Russo’s Team

Natalie S. Barefield, PA-C

Natalie hold’s a Master’s Degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham where she completed her Physician Assistant studies. She has completed clinical training in areas including Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatric Medicine, General Surgery, Surgical ICU, and more.
Natalie works closely with Dr. Russo to provide seamless care to his patients.


Marcie, LPN

Marcie is the dedicated nurse for Dr. Russo’s patients. Marcie works closely with Dr. Russo and Natalie Barefield, PA-C to ensure that all patient’s needs are met.