Kridel & Sturm Get Houston Top Doc

June 10th, 2017 admin

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm awarded H-Texas Top Doc

Houston Top Doc

Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm have each been named 2017 H-Texas Magazine Top Doc. This Houston plastic surgery dynamic duo have been awarded the honor of Houston Top Doc annually for many years in recognition of their achievement as the best facial plastic surgeons in the Houston area.  Only the top 1-2% of doctors receive the H-Texas Top Doc recognition based upon votes from both physicians and patients.

 

Both Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have received numerous Top Doc awards for their surgical excellence and quality patient care from multiple groups including, but not limited to; Texas Monthly Super Doc, vitals.com Top Doc, Best Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doc.

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Russell Kridel

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Russell Kridel

As the most highly honored plastic surgeon in Houston and in his specialty of facial plastic surgery, it is no surprise that Dr. Kridel is often referred to as “The Doctor’s Doctor” by his peers. He has received each of the highest awards for surgical excellence by the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as been given the highest distinction of a “Legacy” paper for one of over 100 medical journal articles he has authored on facial plastic surgery.  He has pioneered several surgical techniques for nasal surgery (and revision rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty) that are now taught in medical schools across the country. Recently, Dr. Kridel received the prestigious Stephen C. Duffy (right) Award for Leadership, Health Policy and Advocacy from the AAFPRS.

 

 

“I am so touched by all of the accolades given to me and to all of our FPSA team members by patients and peers. We are so proud,” reflected Houston Top Doc Dr. Kridel.

 

 

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Angela Sturm

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Angela Sturm

Dr. Angela Sturm has been an associate with Facial Plastic Surgery since 2013.  Her rapid rise as one of the most highly regarded facial plastic surgeons in Houston is a testament to her training as a facial plastic fellow with Dr. Kridel, her commitment to advancing superior surgical techniques in facial plastic surgery and the level of care and attention given to patients.

She also received the Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Star in 2016, as well as Trademark Women of Distinction Award.  Dr. Sturm has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of the Top 40 under 40 and People on the Move.

“Being the best possible surgeon and compassionate physician for every one of my patients is my passion.  I love what I do,” stated Houston Top Doc Dr. Sturm.

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have also made highly honored contributions to their communities in the areas of domestic abuse, patient advocacy and obesity prevention.  Their commitment to both their profession and to their patients is extraordinary.  Their boundless energy and passion for what they do can also be seen in each of their curriculum vitae — To read more About Dr. Kridel.  To read more About Dr. Sturm.

To call or make an appointment with one of our award-winning Top Docs, please contact us at 713-565-5775.

Angela Sturm MD Awarded Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40

November 9th, 2014 Kirin

 

Award winner, Dr. Angela Sturm

Angela Sturm, MD is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and Associate at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates. Shevcontinues to make a positive impact in her community and her profession. Dr. Sturm was awarded Houston Business Journal 40 under 40, a significant accomplishment for a young surgeon.  She was recently recognized at the HBJ award ceremony and was written up in the September 17 issue of the Houston Business Journal recognizing all of the award winners.

Peers and patients have shown their overwhelming support and respect for Dr. Sturm. She has received numerous accolades in the past year, including Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award by Vitals.com, H-Texas Magazine Top Doc, Best Female Cosmetic Surgeon in Out Smart Magazine, Blazing Star Award by Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Top Women in Business and one of the Top 30 Influential Women of Houston.

Please join Dr. Russell Kridel and all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates (FPSA) in applauding Dr. Sturm for all of her accomplishments.

Check out detail from the HBJ issue: Angela Sturm MD Awarded Houston Business Journal 40 under 40 and photos from the award ceremony.

For more information about Dr. Sturm visit todaysface.com.  Or to make an appointment with Dr. Sturm, call Facial Plastic Surgery Associates at 713/526-5665.

 

 

 

Top Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm featured in Modern Luxury Magazine

January 24th, 2014 Kirin

The January Issue of Modern Luxury features Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm as top Houston facial plastic surgeons.

Top Houston facial plastic surgeons

Houston Top Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm

 

 

Dr. Kridel is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon particularly known for his skill and experience with Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, Facelift (MVP Facelift), Septal Perforation and facial rejuvenation.  He has been recognized by his peers and patients with numerous honors and awards as a top Houston facial plastic surgeon annually for over ten years. Dr. Kridel has often been called The Doctor’s Doctor as surgeons as well as their family members often come to him for facial plastic surgery procedures.

Facial Plastic Surgery Associate, Dr. Angela Sturm, has already won accolades as a top Houston facial plastic surgeon as well.  Dr. Sturm trained with Dr. Kridel through his fellowship program and has also authored scientific papers on multiple facial plastic surgery procedures.

Check out the complete January issue of Modern Luxury Magazine including the info about Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm on page 98.

 

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Sturm MD named 2013 Texas Blazing Star

November 30th, 2013 Kirin

FPSA Associate — Angela Sturm MD — Honored by Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas!

Angela Sturm MD wins 2013 Trailblazer Award

Facial plastic surgeon, Angela Sturm MD, was recently named the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas Business Woman of the Year (TBOY): “Texas Blazing Star” for 2013.   Dr. Sturm is an Associate with Facial Plastic Surgery Associates located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

The “Texas Blazing Star” award was announced at the MAPcon + TBOY Conference and Awards event in Austin, Texas. This prestigious distinction recognizes business women who are on the fast track to success.  The event is presented by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas and is known as the “Academy Awards” for Texas business women. The coveted awards are given to business owners and professional women in Texas, whose style and drive go above and beyond setting them apart from the crowd.

“I’m elated to have received such a distinguished award, said Angela Sturm MD. It’s an honor to have been nominated and recognized for my hard work and effort towards my profession and community.”

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates founder, Dr. Russell Kridel, adds, “I am so thrilled for Angela to be named a 2013 Trailblazer.  She is highly deserving of this award for her contributions to facial plastic surgery, her commitment to the highest standards of patient care and for all of her contributions to our community as a whole.”

Please join all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in congratulating Angela on this great accomplishment!

—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

For more information about Angela Sturm MD.

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

 


Dr. Kridel & Dr. Sturm Receive 2013 Top Doctor Honors

July 29th, 2013 Kirin

Houston facial plastic surgeon, Russell Kridel, MD, continues to be recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons for his exceptional facial plastic surgery skills and quality patient care. Already one of the most highly honored surgeons in Houston and in his specialty of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Kridel has been named by peers and patients to numerous prestigious 2013 Top Doctor lists.

Dr. Kridel has been named a 2013 Castle Connolly Top Doctor and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor: Southeastern Texas for the third year in a row. Each year, Castle Connolly surveys thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals and asks them to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation. They follow an extensive screening process to identify the top doctors and to provide consumers with detailed information in the Castle Connolly Top Doctors printed guides, online directories and published features. Check out more about the Castle Connolly Top Doctor award process

From 2005-2013, Dr. Kridel has also been designated a Super Doctor in Texas Monthly’s annual Super Doctors list. Candidates are selected based upon surveys of physicians, a medical panel review and additional research analysis. Key Professional Media performs the process, with the goal of finding doctors who have acquired both a “high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Super Doctors explains the process here used to nominate Dr. Kridel 

Through an additional peer-review process, Dr. Kridel has been selected as a “Best Doctor”, a prestigious roster that represents the top five percent of experts across more than 400 specialties and subspecialties of medicine across the nation.  It is the fourth year in a row that Dr. Kridel has received the distinguished award.  Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School affiliated physicians with the purpose to provide patients with access to the best minds in medicine. More information about Best Doctors is available here 

In addition to these recent 2012 accolades, Dr. Kridel has received numerous prestigious honors and awards throughout his years in practice, including the two highest honors from the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ” — The F. Mark Rafaty Award for surgical excellence and the William K. Wright Award.  You may also want to read about Dr. Kridel’s additional awards and publications posted here on the site 

H-Texas Magazine voted Dr. Kridel as a Houston’s Top Doc for 2013 — an honor he has received annually since 2006. H-Texas Magazine also named FPSA Associate, Dr. Angela Sturm, as a 2013 Houston Top Doc.  It is the first year Dr. Sturm has been eligible for this honor— 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. Check out the Top Doc listing for Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm in the Spring issue of H-Texas Magazine.

Dr. Sturm has also received the 2013 H-Texas Magazine Top Women in Business award and was featured as a Top Health & Beauty Expert in the July, 2013 Issue of Modern Luxury.

“We are so touched by the kind words and accolades we receive from patients and other surgeons,” reflected Dr. Kridel.

“All of us in the practice are so passionate about providing our patients with the best possible care.  We really love what we do”, said Dr. Sturm.

 

 

For more information about Dr. Kridel or for more information about Dr. Sturm.

 

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

 

—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

The Top 5 Reasons to select an ABFPRS board certified surgeon for facial plastic surgery?

June 28th, 2013 Kirin

 

Selecting a surgeon to perform any type of cosmetic surgery on your face and neck can be a very daunting process.  Fortunately, there is an important selection criteria that is already available to you – the surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). Why?  This is an elite group of surgeons, which specialize in the face and neck area.

 

Only surgeons who meet the following stringent criteria can qualify for ABFPRS certification:

  1. Before obtaining ABFPRS certification (which has additional requirements noted below), the surgeon must first have already earned prior board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This requires completion of a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery or Plastic surgery after completion of medical school. That means your surgeon will be double-board certified when they receive ABFPRS certification.
  2. The surgeon must pass a rigorous 8-hour written and oral examination on facial plastic surgery anatomy and surgical techniques. The examination is the concluding activity of the AAFPRS Foundation fellowship program and the first step toward certification by the ABFPRS.  There are only about 45 fellowship programs across the United States, which is an additional full year of training specifically in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  3. A surgeon must have been in practice for at least two years and submit for peer-review a minimum  of 100  operative reports of facial plastic surgeries.
  4. He/She must prove that they operate in an accredited facility.
  5. The surgeon must currently hold the appropriate licensure and adhere to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.

Why is this so important to patients? Because you want a surgeon who specializes in the face and neck, not a surgeon who prefers to do hand surgery or breast surgery.

In addition to being ABFPRS board-certified, Houston facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel is also a Board Examiner.  Because of his expertise and reputation, he is one of a handful of facial plastic surgeons that has been selected to actually give the board examination to surgeons applying for certification.  Dr. Kridel is also a Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Fellowship Program. Dr. Kridel’s fellowship program is one of just 45 sanctioned programs across the United States and Canada and one of only two programs in Texas. He has received the highest honors for his surgical expertise in facial plastic surgery by his peers.

Needless to say, your face and neck will be in great hands with Dr. Kridel.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

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.

 

 

Dr. Russell Kridel Congratulates Dr. Sturm-O’Brien on being named H Texas Magazine Top Women in Business

March 8th, 2013 Dr. Russell Kridel

Dr. Sturm-O’Brien featured in Winter 2013 issue

 

Congratulations to my associate, Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien, on being one of H Texas Magazine’s Top Women in Business seen in this month’s (Winter, 2013) issue!

Dr. Sturm-O’Brien is committed to the highest standards of surgical achievement and patient care.  And it shows!

Russell Kridel, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

Houston, TX

You can also click here to learn more about Dr. Sturm-O’Brien.