FPSA Congratulates Dr. Russell Kridel as he kicks off his term as the 112th President of the Harris County Medical Society

January 13th, 2013 Kirin

Russell Kridel, MD, FACS
President, Harris County Medical Society
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Effective January 1, Houston facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel has been installed as the President of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) for 2013.

The HCMS is the largest county medical society in the nation, with more than 11,000 physician and medical student members. Its mission is to be the leading advocate for its member physicians, their patients and the community, in promoting the highest standards of ethical medical practice, access to quality medical care, medical education, research, and community health.

Dr. Kridel is also very active with the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and American Medical Association (AMA). He currently serves as president of the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, consultant to the TMA Council of Legislation, member of TEXPAC Board of Directors, and HCMS Delegate to the TMA. He also serves as chair elect on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, AMA Delegate representing his specialty, and on the Governing Council of the AMA Specialty and Service Society. He is a former president with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has won numerous prestigious awards for surgical excellence, including The F. Mark Rafaty Award, the highest honor from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Kridel’s presidency of the HCMS further demonstrates his passion for his profession and his patients, as well as his commitment to providing the highest standards of care.

Join all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in congratulating Dr. Kridel on this significant honor.

Check out the announcement in the Houston Business Journal. 

Dr. Kridel shares importance of Investing in Prevention

November 6th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

We all need to invest in healthcare prevention

‘”Three old American sayings capture the interconnections among personal responsibility, preventive medicine, and health care costs. Consider ‘You are what you eat,’ and ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ and ‘A penny saved is a penny earned’.

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If we as individuals take better care of ourselves — if we as a society take better care of ourselves — we’ll be not only healthier but also wealthier in the long run. Every Texan needs to have more skin in the health care game, especially those who have too much skin and fat already. We can no longer blow smoke at proven ways to stop people from smoking and exposing others to their secondhand smoke. We need a shot in the arm to stop the spread of deadly, contagious diseases. A healthy and wealthy Texas depends on a sound health care system with robust medical care and effective public health components… All in all, a stitch in time does indeed save nine.”

Taken from TMA’s Healthy Vision 2020, Invest in Prevention, Section 5

Healthy Vision 2020 is the the roadmap for the Texas Medical Association initiatives through 2020.  If you would like a complete copy of Healthy Vision 2020 click here 

— Dr. Russell Kridel,  Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, TX