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Severe Weather Alert Update: 2:00 pm, Dec. 10, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics and Urgent Care locations in Winston-Salem and Hickory will open at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec., 11.
Locations in Asheboro, Lexington, Wilkes, High Point, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Elkin will open at 12 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11, except for the following locations which will open at 10 am: 
Urgent Care - Palladium in High Point
Hematology Oncology - Elkin

If you have questions, please contact your clinic directly. Find your clinic online. 

Information for employees: Staff and faculty members are encouraged to review the Severe Weather Policy and the Severe Weather Guidelines for information related to attendance and notification procedures. [Employee Access Only]

    Russell Scott Traister, MD

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    Russell Scott Traister, MD

    Russell Scott Traister, MD

    Assistant Professor

    Pulmonology

    Physician Rating

    4.7 out of 5

    37 Ratings
    1 Comments
    contactCONTACT & REFERRAL

    Contact Information

    • NPI: 1336300672

    Education & Training

    • MD

      2008 - The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    • Residency

      2006 - ALLERGY: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    • Residency

      2010 - INTERNAL MEDICINE: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    • Fellowship

      2015 - POST DOCTORAL: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Allergy and Immunology Allergy and Immunology

    • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

    contactRESEARCH

    Research Contact Information

    Research Interests

    • Asthma, Vocal Cords, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Diagnostic Errors, Interleukin-18

    Recent Publications

    • Could chiggers be contributing to the prevalence of galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose sensitization and mammalian meat allergy?.
      Stoltz LP, Cristiano LM, Dowling APG, Wilson JM, Platts-Mills TAE, Traister RS. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Jul;
    • A 10-year experience of a novel and safe modified environmental rush immunotherapy protocol..
      Fajt ML, Rosenberg SL, Yecies E, Traister RS, Petrov AA. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2017 Jul; 38(4):309-316.
    • Vitamin D3 therapy in patients with asthma complicated by sinonasal disease: Secondary analysis of the Vitamin D Add-on Therapy Enhances Corticosteroid Responsiveness in Asthma trial..
      Jiao J, King TS, McKenzie M, Bacharier LB, Dixon AE, Codispoti CD, Dunn RM, Grossman NL, Lugogo NL, Ramratnam SK, Traister RS, Wechsler ME, Castro M, . J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2016 08; 138(2):589-592.e2.
    • The morbidity and cost of vocal cord dysfunction misdiagnosed as asthma..
      Traister RS, Fajt ML, Petrov AA. Allergy Asthma Proc. ; 37(2):25-31.
    • Focal adhesion kinase-mediated activation of glycogen synthase kinase 3ß regulates IL-33 receptor internalization and IL-33 signaling..
      Zhao J, Wei J, Bowser RK, Traister RS, Fan MH, Zhao Y. J. Immunol. 2015 Jan; 194(2):795-802.
    • Phenotypic and genotypic association of epithelial IL1RL1 to human TH2-like asthma..
      Traister RS, Uvalle CE, Hawkins GA, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER, Wenzel SE. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2015 Jan; 135(1):92-9.
    • Revisiting fatal asthma..
      Traister RS, Wenzel SE. Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Jan; 112(1):4-5.
    • A novel scoring system to distinguish vocal cord dysfunction from asthma..
      Traister RS, Fajt ML, Landsittel D, Petrov AA. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. ; 2(1):65-9.
    • Whole-exome sequencing identifies tetratricopeptide repeat domain 7A (TTC7A) mutations for combined immunodeficiency with intestinal atresias..
      Chen R, Giliani S, Lanzi G, Mias GI, Lonardi S, Dobbs K, Manis J, Im H, Gallagher JE, Phanstiel DH, Euskirchen G, Lacroute P, Bettinger K, Moratto D, Weinacht K, Montin D, Gallo E, Mangili G, Porta F, Notarangelo LD, Pedretti S, Al-Herz W, Alfahdli W, Comeau AM, Traister RS, Pai SY, Carella G, Facchetti F, Nadeau KC, Snyder M, Notarangelo LD. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2013 Sep; 132(3):656-664.e17.
    • A retrospective analysis comparing subjects with isolated and coexistent vocal cord dysfunction and asthma..
      Traister RS, Fajt ML, Whitman-Purves E, Anderson WC, Petrov AA. Allergy Asthma Proc. ; 34(4):349-55.

    All Publications

    For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

    For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

    contactPHYSICIAN RATINGS

    Doctor Ratings

    The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
    Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

    CP concern for questions/worries
    4.8
    CP efforts to include in decisions
    4.8
    CP explanations of prob/condition
    4.6
    CP spoke using clear language
    4.8
    Friendliness/courtesy of CP
    4.8
    Likelihood of recommending CP
    4.6
    Patients' confidence in CP
    4.6
    Time CP spent with patient
    4.7
    Wait time at clinic
    4.7



    Patient Comments

    Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

    • 3/15/2018

      I appreciate their time and efforts

    contactREQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

    We're sorry, Dr. Traister is not currently accepting new patients. If you are an existing patient, you may contact the office directly at .

    • Find a Pediatric Specialist
    • New Patient Appointments

      Locally

      336-716-WAKE

      Toll-free

      888-716-WAKE

    • Additional Information

      For returning patient appointments, contact the clinic directly.