Patient-centered research for better health and healthcare

Balbina Russillo

     Current academic and hospital titles

      Associate Professor
      Department of Family Medicine
      McGill University

      Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      St. Mary’s Hospital Centre

      Obstetrics Coordinator
      Family Medicine Unit
      St. Mary’s Hospital Centre


Current research interests

Obstetrical care in family practice
Comparing obstetrical intervention rates among different physician groups
Pain management in obstetrical care

Current and recent research grants 

Principal investigator: Vaginal Birth after Cesarian Section: Evaluating eligibility, Offer Rate and Patient Recall of Consent for trial of labor
Funded by: Competition Attracting Research Excellence (CARE)
Representative recent publications
Russillo B. Comparing Rates of Trial of labour Attempts, VBAC Success, and Fetal and Maternal Complications Among Family Physicians and Obstetricians. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 30(2): 123-128, 2008.
Yaffe MJ, Gupta G, Still S, Boillat M, Russillo B, Schiff B, Sproule D. Morbidity and Mortality Audits. “How to” for family practice. Canadian Family Physician. 51: 234-239, 2005.