Tang Ho, MD, MSc, FACS
Chief, Texas Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ho is chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and an associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his Otolaryngology head and neck residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at John Hopkins Hospital. Prior to embarking on a career in medicine, Dr. Ho was a U.S. Fullbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where he received his master’s degree in sociology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Dr. Ho is double-board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His clinical interests include Aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face, including facial rejuvenation procedures (facelift, brow lift, Botox injection, injectable fillers), rhinoplasty, facial reanimation procedures for patients with facial paralysis, reconstructive surgery of skin cancer defects, and complex microvascular facial reconstruction.
W. Katherine Kao, MD
Dr. Kao is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She received her medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, and completed her residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. Following residency, Dr. Kao completed subspecialty training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami. Subsequently, she joined the Department as an assistant professor.
Dr. Kao is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Her clinical interests include hair restoration and transplant, facial trauma, facial rejuvenation (including Botox injections, injectable fillers, brow lift, facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty), rhinoplasty, and reconstructive surgery of skin cancer defects.
With over ten years of experience in the medical field, Dalia is our surgical coordinator at the Texas Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. She began her career in healthcare as the office manager of a busy Spine Surgery Center and while she had many roles in this capacity, she felt her most meaningful interactions were with patients. Dalia feels that the best part of her job is sitting down with patients before scheduling surgery, and she is committed to making the entire experience as smooth as possible. This includes coordinating your surgery with insurance companies and obtaining pre authorizations. Dalia is also bilingual and assists our Spanish speaking patients. She is dedicated to providing top of the line care and greets every patient with a smile.
Valerie is a veteran of the medical field with over 18 years of experience in medicine and has quickly become a vital member of our team. She graduated with a Medical Assistant Certificate from Southern Careers Institute in 2002. When you enter our office, Valerie will be one of the first people to greet you. She loves her job and often spends extra time talking to patients and learning about their story. Valerie loves working within facial plastic surgery because she loves being a part of each patient’s journey and is constantly encouraged by being a personal and positive impact in their treatment.
Patient care coordinator
Sara is the patient care coordinator at Texas Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. She is an industry veteran who brings with her over ten years of experience in skin care and plastic surgery. She is passionate about providing the best patient experience possible and loves interacting with patients and walking them through their individual aesthetic and reconstructive surgery experiences. Sara wears many hats in this clinic. In addition to her role as our patient liaison, she has also been a licensed aesthetician and laser technician since 2012 with immense experience in microneedling with PRP, chemical peels, intense pulse light treatments, laser hair removal, laser resurfacing and non-surgical skin tightening procedures, just to name a few! Sara is extremely passionate about aesthetics and facial plastic surgery because it is always evolving with new technologies and new treatments to help patients become their best selves. She is adept at listening to patient concerns and helping patients find what fits best for them. As a team, we believe that cosmetic treatment and surgery should be individually tailored to address distinct concerns and she feels strongly that it is her personal goal to help each and every patient look and feel their very best.
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