Robert Russell


Emergency Management Scholarly Concentration

Robbie received his BA in Sociology from Duke University. At Duke, he was Captain and All- American for the Men’s Varsity Soccer Team and spent much of his time as a volunteer in the Children’s Oncology Ward at Duke Medical Center. Upon graduation, Robbie was tapped to play soccer professionally, going on to play for various M.L.S. teams, including serving as co-captain on D.C. United. During his career, Robbie was awarded with the M.L.S. Works Humanitarian of the Year for his work with The Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and the non-profit organization Nothing but Nets. He also has served as a Sports Broadcaster and Color Commentator for NBC Sports Network.

“I chose GW because during medical school I wanted to make sure I surrounded myself with the types of doctors and professionals I aspire to emulate. I knew I would be spending a significant amount of time and effort throughout medical school working, studying, and learning alongside my classmates and from faculty, and GW offered a place I knew would be right for me. Completing my first year has only proven to me that I made the right decision. 

The level of support and camaraderie that the GW community provides, has made my academic experience so much more enjoyable. Physician and faculty mentors I have been connected with through my studies and my apprenticeship experiences show me the level of commitment and mastery that is required to not only be a good professional and excellent Doctor, but a healthy and productive individual.”