Dr. Russell Kridel Receives Inaugural Stephen C Duffy Award

December 28th, 2016 admin

AAFPRS Awards Dr. Russell Kridel the Stephen C Duffy Award at Annual Meeting

Dr. Kridel Receives Stephen C Duffy Award

Dr. Russell Kridel and Stephen C Duffy with Inaugural Award

 The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive  Surgery (AAFPRS) awarded Russell W.H. Kridel, MD, FACS,  of Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in Houston, Texas, with  the prestigious Stephen C Duffy Award for Leadership,  Health Policy and Advocacy.at the AAFPRS Annual Meeting  in Nashville where world-class facial plastic surgery  innovators and educators explored cutting-edge facial  rejuvenation techniques.

The honor is awarded to the AAFPRS member who embodies the same tireless enthusiasm and commitment to health policy and member advocacy as Stephen C Duffy, former Executive Vice President of the AAFPRS. In his years at the AAFPRS and American Medical Association (AMA), Duffy exemplified a vigorous commitment to the political process and greatly influenced the profession’s and the public’s knowledge of the quality care that facial plastic surgeons deliver.

Dr. Kridel is First Recipient of the prestigious Stephen C Duffy Award for Leadership, Health Policy and Advocacy

Dr. Kridel Receives Stephen C Duffy Award

Stephen C Duffy Award

As a world-renowned and politically connected  facial plastic surgeon  for more than 25 years,  Dr.  Kridel is a worthy first recipient of this    award.

The depth of his experience and knowledge has  led  Dr. Kridel to be  one of the most sought-  after facial  plastic surgeons in the country.  He  has published  more than 100 scientific journal articles and book  chapters on facial plastic surgery techniques and received the highest AAFPRS awards for surgical skill.

Dr. Kridel has also been active in the medical political arena for more than 20 years. As a tireless advocate for patients and physicians, he has held numerous leadership positions. Currently, he is a member of the AMA Board of Trustees. Dr. Kridel has also served as National President of the AAFPRS, as well as the president of the Harris County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association Foundation. He served on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health for 7 years and was its chair.  He is a clinical professor and director of facial plastic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
“It is an incredible honor to be chosen as the first recipient of the Stephen C Duffy Award for Leadership, Health Policy and Advocacy,” says Dr. Kridel. “Steve’s tireless advocacy for our specialty has brought us great recognition and respect. We must interface for our patients’ sake with the government, with insurers, hospitals, legislators, and health care systems. We cannot leave the destiny of our patients and our health care system in the hands of those with neither a license to practice nor the education to provide patient care.”

Dr. Kridel received his award in Nashville at the AAFPRS Annual Meeting where world-class facial plastic surgery innovators and educators explored cutting-edge facial rejuvenation techniques.

He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

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Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award

November 20th, 2013 Kirin

Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award  for contributions to Houston area dietetics by Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award

Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award by Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

The Bluebonnet Award of the Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is intended to recognize an individual who is not a dietitian, but who has contributed significantly to the advancement of nutrition and dietetics in Texas.

Dr. Russell Kridel is a passionate advocate of the importance of nutrition and diet in our community.  As the President of the Harris County Medical Society for 2013, one of his primary goals during this year is to help target the obesity epidemic in our community.

He created the HCMS Personal Responsibility Committee dedicated to helping address the obesity epidemic. The committee provides physicians from all specialties with additional tools to communicate with their patients about the importance of diet and nutrition to prevent obesity, diabetes and other diseases, with specific emphasis on sugar sweetened beverages. Through Dr. Kridel’s leadership, the committee developed a brochure called “Shut Out Sugar” for physicians and other health providers to hand out to patients.  The brochure clearly outlines simple and easy steps people can take to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to improve their health.

Russell Kridel MD advocate for diet and nutrition

HCMS President, Russell Kridel MD is passionate advocate of diet and nutrition

He also participates in key roles at the state and national level on health care issues that positively promote the role of diet and nutrition in the ever-changing landscape of health care.

Dr. Kridel is in his sixth year and the current Chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH). CSAPH provides information and recommendations on medical, scientific, and public health issues.  Reports during Dr. Kridel’s tenure on the CSAPH, have covered such issues as: sugar sweetened beverages, obesity and bottled water safety.  Dr. Kridel also has a blog — scienceandyourhealth.com, that provides patients with answers to questions about topics covered by the CSAPH reports.

As the immediate Past President of the TMA Foundation, Dr. Kridel also raised funds for initiatives that enable physicians and their families to give back to their community and improve the health of all Texans. The foundation supports TMA’s health improvement programs that address the association’s public health priorities.

Houston-based Facial Plastic SurgeonDr. Russell Kridel, will be presented with the Bluebonnet Award at the annual Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member’s dinner in May, 2014.  He will also be placed into consideration for the statewide designation.

Please join all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in congratulating Dr. Russell Kridel on this significant award and his continued contributions to providing all patients with the highest standards of health care!

 

—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX

 


Russell Kridel MD quoted in Houston Business Journal on TMA launch of new physician services group

May 27th, 2013 Kirin

Dr. Russell Kridel was quoted in the May 23, 2013 issue of the Houston Business Journal about the recent launch by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) of the Physicians Services Organization for Patient Care.

In the article, Dr. Kridel stated, “The Physician Services Organization for Patient Care will provide services to help physicians navigate the changing health care delivery system. The best use of a physician’s time is in directly taking care of the patient one-on-one, not in dealing with red tape, reporting measures and compliance regulations.”

As the President of the Harris County Medical Society, Dr. Kridel helped lead the group to team up with the TMA Association as a key member of the new physician organization designed to provide doctors with the tools to perform better and more efficient patient care.  For example, one service of the Physicians Services Organization for Patient Care might help physicians comb through their data to identify chronically ill patients who need extra help to stay as healthy as possible and stay out of the hospital. Another might align primary care physicians and specialists to better coordinate the care they provide to their common patients.

Dr. Kridel was also featured in the Houston Business Journal earlier in 2013 to discuss ways to address the rising health care costs.

Check out Dr. Kridel’s blogs on topics relating to Facial Plastic Surgery and current health care issues:  Dr. Kridel on Health blog and Science and Your Health blog.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

 

2013 HCMS President, Dr.Russell Kridel Delivers Inspired Inaugural Speech

February 10th, 2013 Kirin

As the newly installed President of the Harris County Medical Society, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel delivered a noteworthy inaugural speech at the 2013 HCMS/HAM Installation of Officers & Leadership Recognition Dinner on January 18, 2013 at the Petroleum Club in downtown Houston.

2013 HCMS President, Dr. Russell Kridel accepts the gavel from outgoing President, Dr. Keith Bourgeois.

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Kridel’s inaugural speech:

…”The absolute commitment to patients is what defines physicians and separates them from other professions. Patients put their lives in our hands; how scary it is for them to have a disease process change the course of their lives. That sacred trust they place in us comes with great responsibility, to provide the best care possible and be patient advocates without any other motivation”…

The full transcript of the speech can be found at Dr. Kridel’s blog —kridelonhealth.com — on current health care issues that are important to both physicians and patients.

In addition, an abbreviated version of the speech can be found here on the Harris County Medical Society website where it was published in the February 1 Physician’s Newsletter.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, TX

Dr. Russell Kridel is Interviewed by the Houston Business Journal on Rising Health Care Costs

January 20th, 2013 Kirin

Russell Kridel, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
2013 President of HCMS

Internationally recognized facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel spoke to the Houston Business Journal about the important issue of rising health care costs in the January 11, 2013 issue of the Houston Business Journal.

As the new President of the Harris County Medical Society for 2013, Dr. Kridel shared his thoughts on the implications of the Affordable Care Act for healthcare providers.

He also stated that one of his goals during his tenure is to focus on the obesity epidemic  — helping doctors counsel their patients on healthy lifestyles and provide to tools to help them empower their patients to take greater control over their health.

Click here to read the entire article, “A New Prescription,” in the January 11th issue of the Houston Business Journal

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates