Melissa M. Russell, MS, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology
Lenox Hill Hospital

Melissa Russell is a nurse practitioner and the epilepsy program coordinator for the Department of Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital. Melissa first joined the health system in 2010, gaining experience in cardiology, emergency medicine, and as a nurse practitioner in primary care before joining the department of Neurology in August of 2014. 

Melissa obtained her bachelor of science and master of science in nursing degrees from Columbia University and is ANCC board-certified as a family nurse practitioner.

Melissa works with patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, with a focus on evaluating patients with seizure disorders and EEG monitoring.  She has a special interest in non-pharmacological interventions for managing stress and anxiety in the epilepsy population and is currently conducting research on the efficacy of mindfulness training.