Dr. Kridel has been in private practice in Houston, Texas, since 1981, and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and neck, with special emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty and aging face surgery. He is a noted specialist in this very difficult surgical procedure.
He began his higher education at Stanford University, where he earned his B.A. and attended medical school at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, where he was awarded his M.D. in 1975. He studied at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he did residencies in general surgery and in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Dr. Kridel was board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 1981. In 1984, he became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and since then has been a fellowship director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
In 1991, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery certified him and he became one of its first fellows. Today he serves on the board of directors and is a board examiner in facial plastic surgery for both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the ABFPRS. In 1987, he was certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Kridel currently serves on the faculty at the University of Texas Medical School Houston as a Clinical Professor and a Director of Facial Plastics Education, and previously served on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine. He was chief of staff of HealthSouth Hospital for Specialized Surgery in 2002, and president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2000 to 2001. He has served as AAFPRS vice-president for public affairs, treasurer, and is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors.