Russell Kridel, MD discusses health care issues that are important to physicians and to patients.
Some Fun Facts about Russell Kridel:
One of the founders of the Student American Medical Association (SAMA), which evolved into the Medical Student Section (MSS)
Took a year off from medical school to serve as the President of SAMA. The Speaker announced his receipt of his medical degree from the floor of the AMA HOD.
Testified in front of Senator Ted Kennedy about primary care.
Got a pilot’s license before a driver’s license
DJ while attending Stanford. Known as “The Jersey Cat” broadcasting on KZSU
Created multi-year International Rhinoplasty Course, “Rodeo Rhinoplasty.” Co-chaired course with Anthony Brissett, MD and a cross-cultural, diverse team of instructors held in conjunction with University of Texas Health Science/McGovern Medical School
Speaks fluent Italian and presented medical talks in Italian as the featured guest lecturer at multiple International Conferences.
Created The Face Foundation to provide pro bono facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgical benefits to victims of domestic violence
Selected one of the first female facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellows for his AAFPRS fellowship
Selected one of the first BIPOC facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellows for his AAFPRS fellowship
Has published more than 180 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters on facial plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques, as well as health policy
Delivered hundreds of lectures, presentations, and media interviews on a wide range of health policy and scientific topics in the U.S. and around the world
Received every award for surgical excellence from his specialty