Board-certified dermatologist, Julie Russak, M.D., comes from a long line of physicians. Russak knew from the beginning she would be going into medicine. Growing up in a small town in Siberia, Russak remembers her mother, who specialized in neurology, filling the role of town physician. Despite training to be a specialist, Russak’s mother ended up taking care of her patients as a whole, rather than just treating one aspect of their health. Russak’s own medical journey followed the same path.