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The Fellowship Program - Houston, TX


In his ongoing commitment to the specialty and to improving quality patient care, Dr. Kridel is a Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Fellowship Program.

The AAFPRS Fellowship Program is considered the best post-graduate program in the world for training facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons and is widely respected by the medical community at large. Through this program, surgeons refine their surgical techniques and develop new skills and specialized knowledge in facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Kridel’s Fellowship Program is one of just 49 sanctioned programs across the United States and Canada and one of only two programs in Texas. Based on his reputation for superior surgical skills and innovative techniques, a fellowship with Dr. Kridel is one of the most sought after by the best and the brightest physicians that have graduated at the top of their respective medical training programs. He receives over 25 applicants each year from around the country just for the one position.

Dr. Kridel’s Fellows include:

Fred Aguilar M.D., Kenneth Buchwach M.D., Ed Szachowicz , M.D., Kevin Shumrick M.D., Richard Price M.D., Larry Marcus M.D., J. Raymond Konoir M.D., J.D. Gonzales M.D., Fred Bressler M.D., Bernard Pacella M.D., Hossam Foda M.D., Bruce Scott M.D., Suzanne Yee M.D., Kevin Lunde M.D., Leonard Covello M.D., Paul Evangelisti M.D., Paul Kelly M.D., Ali Rezaee M.D., Kevin Cavanaugh M.D., Edmund Liu M.D., Michel Siegel M.D., Lee Klausner M.D., Peyman Soliemanzadeh M.D., Robert Chiu M.D., Edward Kwak M.D., Dominic Castellano M.D., Matthew Bridges M.D., Anand Patel M.D., Samir Undavia M.D., Angela Sturm M.D., David Burstein M.D., Eric Yavrouian M.D., Christian Conderman M.D., Jeffrey Watson M.D., Sagar Patel M.D., Sean Delaney M.D. and Neela Rao M.D.

Dr. Kridel and the Fellows have performed a tremendous service to the specialty through the research, development and dissemination of new procedures, improvement of patient care and the refinement of surgical techniques in facial plastic surgery.

Current Fellow

2019-2020 FPSA Fellow
Dr. Kevin Caceres

Kevin Caceres, M.D., has joined the Facial Plastic Surgery Associates team through the esteemed fellowship led by Dr. Kridel. Dr. Caceres seeks to advance his training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery under the guidance of Dr. Kridel.

Education & Training

Dr. Caceres completed his undergraduate education at Rollins College and medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where he had extensive training in functional, aesthetic, and reconstructive procedures of the face and neck. Dr. Caceres has also authored multiple scientific journal articles and research articles on facial plastic and reconstructive surgical topics. Other interests include, facial skin cancers, facial trauma and sinus surgery.

Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Caceres has also played a leadership role in his residency program as Program Representative for the AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows-In-Training.


Dr. Caceres has participated in medical mission trips, including Guatemala where he served as a physician assistant at a newly constructed hospital in an underserved area of the country. In addition, he helped set-up and launch a new Boys & Girls Club chapter in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Russell Kridel's Commitment

Dr. Kridel discusses his commitment to teaching and the prestigious Fellowship Program