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