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 Feda 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., Edward 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. and Christian Conderman, 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.
2017-2018 FPSA Fellow
Dr. Sean Delaney
We are very excited to have Dr. Sean Delaney join us as our 2017-2018 Facial Plastic Surgery Fellow under the direction of Dr. Russell Kridel. Dr. Delaney completed a 5 year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California, one of the busiest clinical programs in the country. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, including works on the management of facial trauma and application of stem cells therapy for facial weakness. Combining his interest in drawing with his research endeavors, Dr. Delaney has illustrated many of the figures for his articles. He enjoys the aesthetical, functional and psychosocial aspects of facial plastic surgery, which masterfully combines science and artistry, and looks forward to learning the finer points of facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Kridel this year.
Dr. Russell Kridel's Commitment
Dr. Kridel discusses his commitment to teaching and the prestigious Fellowship Program