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


Dr. Russell Kridel Featured Speaker at Advances in Rhinoplasty Course

May 25th, 2013 Kirin

Houston facial plastic surgeon, Russell Kridel MD, was a featured speaker at the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) prestigious Advances in Rhinoplasty course in Chicago, IL from May 10 – May 12. This Rhinoplasty course is the longest running of its kind and is considered the best in the world.

Dr. Kridel was invited to present a 45-minute scientific talk on Rhinoplasty surgical techniques to a record number of facial plastic and general plastic surgeons from the United States and around the world gathered to learn more from internationally recognized experts such as Dr. Kridel.  His talk, “Structure, Creativity, and Common Sense in Rhinoplasty,” provided physicians in attendance with numerous practical approaches to nose surgery, including several innovative techniques pioneered by Dr. Kridel that are now taught in medical schools.  Only the most respected and highly published facial plastic surgeons are invited by their peers to present at this level — a significant honor for Dr. Kridel.

” I came to this course just so I could hear Dr. Kridel’s talks and learn from his techniques,” stated a plastic surgeon in attendance.

In addition, Dr. Kridel presented three additional scientific talks on Rhinoplasty, including; “Prevention: Disasters in Rhinoplasty,” “Aging Nose Rhinoplasty” and “Revision Rhinoplasty.” And, as a faculty member, he provided individualized instruction to members participating in a cadaver workshop for Rhinoplasty.

Dr. Russell Kridel Training Surgeons on Advanced Rhinoplasty Techniques

Dr. Kridel has published over 60 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters on Rhinoplasty and has taught general plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons advanced surgical techniques all around the world.  Considered by his peers as “the doctors doctor,” patients come not only from Houston, but from other parts of the United States and other countries to have nose surgery (Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty) by Dr. Kridel.

Click here to view a few of his before and after Rhinoplasty photos.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates




Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien Named 2013 H-Texas Magazine Top Doc for Facial Plastic Surgery

May 2nd, 2013 Kirin


Please join us in congratulating Facial Plastic Surgery Associates (FPSA) surgeons, Russell Kridel, MD and Angela Sturm O’Brien, MD, on being named H-Texas Magazine 2013 Top Doc for Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Russell Kridel is one of the most highly honored plastic surgeons in Houston and has received the H-Texas Top Doc award annually since 2006.

It is the first year Dr. Sturm has been eligible for this status— a significant achievement as a new associate to FPSA. Only the top 1-2% of doctors receive the “Top Doc” honor based upon votes from both physicians and patients. She has also received the 2013 Top Women in Business award.

“I love what I do and am always so humbled by the kind words and accolades from patients and other surgeons. Dr. Sturm and my entire staff are all so passionate about providing our patients with the best possible care, so this is a great achievement for them as well,” said Houston-based facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel.


“As a new associate, I deeply appreciate the recognition and support from physicians and patients. I am absolutely thrilled to be named a Top Doc and will continue to strive to deliver the highest level of care,” declared Dr. Angela Sturm.

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates is located in the prestigious Texas Medical Center.  Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm offer the most technologically advanced surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques in a beautiful and elegant setting.

For more information about Dr. Kridel.

For more information about Dr. Sturm.

Check out the Top Doc listing for Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm in the recent Spring Issue of H-TexasMagazine

To make an appointment with Dr. Russell Kridel or Dr. Angela Sturm call 713/526-5665.