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We are committed to developing and maintaining a collegial working relationship with referring health care professionals. Our standard is to always keep the referring physician informed of the patient’s status and treatment plan. We recognize the importance of the relationship you have with your patients and strive to work together to provide the best possible care for your patient’s. Contact our office to refer a patient.

Selected Publications

Facial Nerve Repair
Ho T, Byrne PJ.  E-Medicine.

Autologously generated tissue-engineered bone flaps for reconstruction of large mandibular defects in an ovine model
Tatara AM, Kretlow JD, Spicer PP, Lu S, Lam J, Liu W, Cao Y, Liu G, Jackson JD, Yoo JJ, Atala A, van den Beucken JJ, Jansen JA, Kasper FK, Ho T, Demian N, Miller MJ, Wong ME, Mikos AG.  Tissue Engineering Part A.  2015 May; 21(9-10_:1520-8.

Ho T.  Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.  2013:3075-9.

Interpolation Flaps
Pakdaman MN, Ho T.  Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.  2013:1338-47.

Medicinal Leeches
Husain I, Ho T.  Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.  2013:1623-8.

Successful Onyx embolization of life threatening traumatic posterior jugal artery fistula following mandibular fracture
Maioriello AV, Stanley DJ, Ho T, Ashley WW.  J Neurointerv Surg.  2012 Jul; 4(4):e15.

Evaluation and initial management of the patient with facial skin cancer.
Ho T, Byrne PJ. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;17(3):301-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2009.04.002. Review.

X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) single-nucleotide polymorphisms and the risk of salivary gland carcinomas.
Ho T, Li G, Lu J, Zhao C, Wei Q, Sturgis EM.  Cancer.  2007 Jul 15;110(2):318-25.

Radial forearm free flap donor site outcomes comparison by closure methods.
Ho T, Couch M, Carson K, Schimberg A, Manley K, Byrne PJ. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Feb;134(2):309-15.

Preoperative assessment of the aging patient.
Ho T, Brissett AE. Facial Plast Surg. 2006 May;22(2):85-90.

Long-term in vivo electromechanical reshaping for auricular reconstruction in the New Zealand white rabbit model.
Badran KW, Manuel CT, Loy AC, Conderman C, Yau YY, Lin J, Tjoa T, Su E, Protsenko D, Wong BJ. Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep;125(9):2058-66. doi: 10.1002/lary.25237. Epub 2015 Mar 16.

Improving applicant selection: identifying qualities of the unsuccessful otolaryngology resident.
Badran KW, Kelley K, Conderman C, Mahboubi H, Armstrong WB, Bhandarkar ND. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr;125(4):842-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.24860. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

Confocal laser endomicroscopy in head and neck cancer: steps forward?
Volgger V, Conderman C, Betz CS. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Apr;21(2):164-70. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e32835df135.

Mechanical analysis of cartilage graft reinforced with PDS plate.
Conderman C, Kinzinger M, Manuel C, Protsenko D, Wong BJ. Laryngoscope. 2013 Feb;123(2):339-43. doi: 10.1002/lary.23571. Epub 2012 Sep 10.

Facial Nerve Reconstruction With Concurrent Masseteric Nerve Transfer and Cable Grafting.
Owusu JA, Truong L, Kim JC. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 May 19. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0345. [Epub ahead of print]

Patterns of Pediatric Mandible Fractures in the United States.
Owusu JA, Bellile E, Moyer JS, Sidman JD. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Jan-Feb;18(1):37-41. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2015.1456.

Update of patient-specific maxillofacial implant.
Owusu JA, Boahene K. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug;23(4):261-4. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000175.

Does the type of cleft palate contribute to the need for secondary surgery? A national perspective.
Owusu JA, Liu M, Sidman JD, Scott AR. Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct;123(10):2387-91. doi: 10.1002/lary.24008. Epub 2013 Aug 5.

Resource utilization in primary repair of cleft lip.
Owusu JA, Liu M, Sidman JD, Scott AR. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar;148(3):409-14. doi: 10.1177/0194599812474634. Epub 2013 Jan 24.

Postoperative facial nerve function in pediatric parotidectomy: a 12-year review.
Owusu JA, Parker NP, Rimell FL. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb;148(2):249-52. doi: 10.1177/0194599812467299. Epub 2012 Nov 14.

Resource utilization in primary repair of cleft palate.
Owusu JA, Liu M, Sidman JD, Scott AR. Laryngoscope. 2013 Mar;123(3):787-92. doi: 10.1002/lary.23661. Epub 2012 Oct 15.

Vascularized scapular tip flap in the reconstruction of the mandibular joint following ablative surgery.
Boahene KD, Owusu JA, Collar R, Byrne P, Ishii L. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 May-Jun;14(3):211-4. doi: 10.1001/archfacial.2012.100.

Fellowship Program

Mission Statement

The fellowship program provides postgraduate training in facial plastic surgery. The objectives of the fellowship program are to:
  • Provide an outstanding academic opportunity for the acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills in facial plastic surgery;
  • Develop trained specialists who will contribute to the ongoing development of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery;
  • Foster development of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery educators, especially in residency programs; and
  • Encourage the development of new skills and knowledge in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery through basic research and clinical trials.


The fellowship is currently under the direction of Dr. Kridel through the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. You will be an official UT fellow and clinical instructor where you would cover 2nd call approximately 4–5 nights per month. You will also have the opportunity to staff the UT residents and perform both cosmetic and reconstructive cases at the University’s county hospital. You, along with Dr. Kridel, will attend Facial Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds and Journal Clubs, and you will be responsible for giving facial plastic surgery lectures to the otolaryngology residents. Though the majority of your time will be spent with Dr. Kridel, the time at the University will help round out the fellowship, since with Dr. Kridel it is almost 100% cosmetic. Dr. Kridel offers a private practice fellowship focusing on elective facial plastic surgery in which we perform about 400 facial plastic surgery cases per year.

Quality care and long-term follow-up care is emphasized in the practice. Routine documentation (chart, photo and computer images) of all patients is on file to provide the fellow with great opportunities to write several expected clinical papers based on retrospective or prospective studies during the fellowship year.

This is a participatory fellowship and a Texas medical license is required. Current ACLS certification is also required prior to the fellowship. Responsibilities of the fellow include thorough pre- and post-operative care, surgical assistance and first-call beeper availability.

The fellow will be responsible for several types of laser procedures. The fellow will work with the computer imaging system, and knowledge of imaging systems and the use of digital camera and video equipment is very helpful. The fellow will assist Dr. Kridel in organizing and running the clinical practice. The successful fellow is a high energy, patient-friendly, detail-oriented, organized individual with initiative, curiosity and a deep desire for obtaining an in-depth knowledge of facial plastic surgery and how to run a facial plastic surgery office.

Dr. Kridel is predominantly interested in training individuals who wish to do only facial plastic surgery after their fellowship rather than practice general otolaryngology. While it is understood that many individuals must start out with a general otolaryngology practice in order to get going, Dr. Kridel feels that the intensive training during the year is best suited to an individual whose ultimate goal is to focus his practice on facial plastic surgery in either a private practice or academic setting.

This is a fellowship for the individual who wants total immersion in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Kridel believes strongly in the fellow’s academic achievement while here. In past years, two of his fellows have won the Anderson prize for the highest score on the ABFPRS Board Exam given to all fellows across the country. Dr. Kridel has trained 28 fellows to date.


The Fellowship participates in the Facial Plastics Match, which is conducted by SF Match, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. All applications must be through SF Match.

For more information, contact Shannon Clark.