Skip to main content
hero

About Dr. Angela Sturm

Hello, my name is Dr. Angela Sturm. I am a plastic surgeon at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, which is led by internationally acclaimed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel. I am honored and proud to by board certified by ABOto and have completed the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Fellowship with Dr. Kridel.

Top Doctor 2018 Top Doctor 2017

Trust Your Face to a Specialist

Medicine drew me in with its promise of continual challenges and personal interactions. I have always been particular and want things to work and look just right. So when I found the field of Facial Plastics, it was a perfect fit. In this field, my meticulous nature makes my work exceptional and my patients very happy. My relationships with my patients is just satisfying on so many levels. Trusting someone with your face is as personal as it gets. I truly enjoy sharing in their triumphs, joy, excitement in our office, and that extends to the other aspects of their lives.

With significant growth in aesthetic procedures, particularly for patients wanting to maintain their youthful appearance at an earlier age, I am passionate about working with every patient to tailor the most effective method — whether it is surgical or non-surgical — to help them achieve their desired results for facial rejuvenation.

aboto

Background & Achievements

  • I attended medical school and residency in Otolaryngology...

    I attended medical school and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. During my medical training, I received numerous awards for surgical excellence, including the Outstanding Otolaryngology Medical Student Award and the top medical student research prize from the national academy of Otolaryngology. I began my quest to advance the medical field by co-authoring and publishing numerous medical journal articles on head and neck surgical techniques, as well as facial plastic surgical techniques. I am board certified by ABOto.

  • Following my medical education...

    Following my medical education, I entered the distinguished American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship program where I trained alongside Dr. Russell Kridel to gain extensive expertise in cutting edge head and neck surgical techniques. I continued to contribute to important areas of clinical research including ethnic rhinoplasty, revision lower eyelid surgery, septoplasty, male rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and the long-term effects of using irradiated cartilage in rhinoplasty.

  • I am passionate about promoting health and wellness...

    I am passionate about promoting health and wellness as well as rejuvenating our community through involvement with Leadership Houston, D-tag Tattoo Removal Program and various community charities. I hold an interest in helping victims of domestic abuse and as a result support Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, as well as provide free care through the Face Foundation. I also hold a warm spot in my heart towards animals and children. I was a Citizens for Animal Protection Honoree in 2013, Woman of the Year Candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2014, on the Trees of Hope Board and am an active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and on the Lamb and Goat Auction Committee.

  • I am proud to have been named H Texas Magazine’s Top Doc...

    I am proud to have been named H Texas Magazine’s Top Doc in 2017 and 2018, Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2014, H Texas’ Top 25 Beautiful People in Houston 2014, Houston Business Journal’s People on the Move 2013, H Texas’ Top Women in Business in 2013, one of the Top 30 Influential Women of Houston in 2013, Best Female Cosmetic Surgeon in Out Smart in 2013 and 2014 and given the Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award by Vitals.com.

  • I am currently the Chief of Staff at Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery...

    I am currently the Chief of Staff at Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery. In addition to this facility, I also work at Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospita,l Park Plaza Hospital, and Kirby Glen Ambulatory Surgery Center and accept insurance for medically necessary surgical procedures.

Dr. Angela Sturm, Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon, Introduction

Angela Sturm, MD, FACS

associations
Education Fellowship under the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the direction of Russell Kridel, MD, FACS 2011-2012
Baylor College of Medicine, Resident in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2006-2011
Baylor College of Medicine, MD 2002-2006
Texas A&M University, BS, Molecular and Cell Biology
Minor: Music
Summa Cum Laude
8/1998-12/2001
Licensure Texas medical license 2011-present
Certified Infection Preventionist 2012-2017
Emergency Medical Technician 2001
Educational Appointments University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Otolaryngology Clinical Assistant Professor 2017-present
University of Texas Health Science Center Department of Otolaryngology Volunteer Faculty 2012-present
Hospital Appointments First Street Hospital 2015-present
Methodist Hospital 2012-present
Kirby Glen Ambulatory Surgery Center 2011-present
Memorial Hermann Hospital 2011-present
Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery 2011-present
• Chief of Staff 2012-2014
Professional Associations Harris County Medical Society 2011-present
• Central Branch
• • Secretary/Treasurer 2016-2017
• Young Physician Committee 2013-present
• • Chair 2015
• Membership Committee 2013-2016
• Community Health Improvement and Communications Committee 2013-present
Texas Medical Association 2011-present
• Harris County Delegate to Texas Medical Association 2013-present
Houston Society of Otolaryngologists 2011-present
• Secretary 2015-2016
• Vice President 2016-2017
• President 2017-2018
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010-present
• Curriculum Compendium Subcommittee 2012-present
• Patient Safety, QI and Accreditation Committee 2012-present
• Women in Facial Plastic Surgery 2012-present
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Section for Residents and Fellows 2005-present
• Member-at-Large 2010-2012
Association for Research in Otolaryngology 2006-2011
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2009-2011
Awards Top Otolaryngologist in The Leading Physicians of the World 2017
Houstonia Magazine Top Doc 2017, 2018
Out Smart Best Cosmetic Surgery Center 2015-2017
Out Smart Best Female Cosmetic Surgeon 2013-2017
H Texas Top Doc 2013-2018
Vitals.com Patients’ Choice Award 2013-2018
Vitals.com Compassionate Doctor Award 2013-2018
Trademark Women of Distinction Honors edition 2016
Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Star 2016
Prime Living Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2015-2016
Prime Living Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2015-2016
Living Magazine Best Surgeon 2015
Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 2014
H Texas 25 Most Beautiful People 2014
Houston Business Journal’s People on the Move 2013
Texas Chamber of Commerce Blazing Star Award 2013
Top 30 Influential Women of Houston 2013
H Texas Top Women in Business 2013
Medical Student research prize AAO-HNSF 2006
Outstanding Otolaryngology Medical Student Award 2006
National Dean’s List 2006
Community Organizations Sterling Group 2012-2019
• President 2014-2015
• Vice President 2014-2015
Trees of Hope Board of Trustees 2014-2015
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
• Lamb and Goat Auction Committee 2013-2015
• Secretary 2013-2015
Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce 2012-2015
• Conference Committee 2012-2013
Leadership Houston, Class XXXI 2012-2013
Houston West Chamber of Commerce 2012-2015
Physician’s Organization of Women 2012-2015
The Women’s Home 2013
Charity organizations TransUnity Gala Supporter 2016-2018
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Candidate 2014
Top 30 Influential Women in Houston Host Committee 2014
D-Tag 2013-2015
• removing gang-related tattoos from young adults entering the workforce
Citizens for Animal Protection Honoree 2013
Fittest Doctor Challenge 2014, 2015
• Promoting health and wellness in Houston
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Gala Host Committee 2014-2015
CAP’s Got Talent, Organizer
• Pet talent show benefitting Citizens for Animal Protection 2013
My Legacy Mentor for pre-teen girls 2013
Publications

Chaiet S, Yoshikawa N, Sturm A, Flanary V, Ishman S, Streed C. The Otolaryngologist’s Role in Providing Gender-Affirming Care: An Opportunity for Improved Education and Training. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Feb 2018.

Patel S, Sturm A, Boblan M, Svider P, Zuliani G, Kridel R. Opiod Use by Patients After Rhinoplasty. JAMA Facial Plastic Surg. 2018: 20 (1):1-7.

Rodman R, Sturm, A. Harline Restoration: Difference in Men and Women – length and shape. Facial Plastic Surgery. Facial Plastic Surg. 2018 Apr; 34 (2): 155-158.

Kridel RWH, Sturm-O’Brien AK. Long Term Follow Up and Outcomes with Septoplasty. In progress.

Sturm A, Kridel RW. Dorsal Augmentation with Homologous Rib. Facial Plast Surg. Facial Plast Surg 2017 Apr; 33(2):195-201.

Kridel R, Sturm-O'Brien A. Chapter 33: Revision Rhinoplasty. In: Sclafani A, ed. Sataloff's Comprehensive Textbook Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery: Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2015:519-532.

Kridel RWH, Sturm-O’Brien AK. Nasal Septum. In:Flint, P et al eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery 6th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Mosby; 2014: 474-492.

Sturm-O’Brien AK, Kridel RWH. Use of Irradiated Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty. In: Herman C and Strauch B, ed. Encyclopedia of Aesthetic Rejuvenation Through Volume Enhancement. New York, NY: Thieme Medial Publishers; 2014: 191-197.

Kridel RWH, Sturm-O’Brien A. Acellular Dermal Graft for Tear Trough Deformity.JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013 May; 15 (3): 232-4.

Victores A, Roberts J, Sturm-O’Brien A, Victores N, Uecker W, Alford B, Takashima M. Otolaryngology resident workflow: a time-motion and efficiency study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2011 May; 144(5):708-13

Sturm-O’Brien AK. Brissett AEA, Brissett AE. Ethnic Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery. Facial Plastic Surgery 2011 May: 26(2):69-74.

Sturm-O’Brien AK, MJ, Giannoni, CM, Sulek, M, Friedman EM. Tonsillectomy in Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in Children. Laryngoscope. 2010 Mar: 120(3):608-11

Sturm-O’Brien, AK , Hicks, MJ, Giannoni, CM, Sulek, M, Friedman EM. Optimal ulilization of histopathologic analysis of tonsil and adenoid specimens in the pediatric population, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Nov 25.

Sturm-O’Brien AK, Salazar JD, Byrd RH, Popek EJ, Giannoni CM, Friedman EM, Sulek M, Larrier DR. Cervical thymic anomalies – the Texas Childrens’ Hospital experience. Laryngoscope. 2009, Oct; 119(10):1988-93.

Rajagopalan L, Greeson JN, Xia A, Liu H, Sturm A, Raphael RM, Davidson AL, Oghalai JS, Pereira FA, Brownell WE. Tuning of the outer hair cell motor by membrane cholesterol. J Biol Chem 2007, 282 (50):36659-70.

Sturm AK, Rajagopalan L, Yoo D, Brownell WE, Pereira FA. Functional expression and microdomain localization of prestin in cultured cells. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2007. 136(3): 434-9.

Nordell VL, Scarborough MM, Buchanan(Sturm) AK, Sohrabji F. Differential effects of estrogen in the injured forebrain of young adult and reproductive senescent animals. Neurobiology of Aging. 2003 Sep;24(5):733-43.

Jezierski MK, Sturm AK, Sohrabji F. NGF stimulation increases JNK phosphorylation and reduces caspase-3 activity in the olfactory bulb of estrogen replaced animals. Endocrinology. 2001 Jun;142(6):2401-4.

Sturm-O’Brien, AK, Rodgers CB, Pereira FA, Farrell B, Brownell, WE. Modulation of Prestin-associated Charge Movement by Omega-3 Fatty Acid. In progress.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Opioid Use by Patients After Rhinoplasty. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018.

Course director for Live Injection Course. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018.

Transgender Patient Care in the Otolaryngology Practice Panelist. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 2018.

Laser Resurfacing. Oral presentation at University of Texas Medical Branch, 2018.

Management of Hair: Alopeica and Unwanted Hair. Oral presentation at University of Texas Medical Branch, 2018

Laser Resurfacing. Oral presentation at University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, 2018.

Management of Hair: Alopeica and Unwanted Hair. Oral presentation at University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, 2018

Acellular Dermal Grafts for Tear Trough Deformity in Revision Lower Blepharoplasty. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017

Tracheal Shave. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017

Transgender Patient Care in the Facial Plastic Surgery Practice. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2017.

Marketing: What has worked and what hasn’t. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2017.

Facial Feminization, The Real Story. Gender Infinity Conference, Houston, TX, 2017.

Laser Resurfacing. Oral presentation at University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, 2017.

Facial Feminization: 1010. Gender Infinity Conference, Houston, TX, 2016.

Management of Hair: Alopeica and Unwanted Hair. Oral presentation at University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, 2016

The Transgender Care Team: Creating the Right Environment, Staff Training, Community Relations Building and Marketing at American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting 2016.

Joining a Well Established Practice. Oral presentation and panel at American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting 2016.

Online Personal Branding and Search Engine Optimization. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting 2016

Online Personal Branding and Search Engine Optimization. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Board of Governors Meeting 2016

Joining a Well Established Practice. Oral presentation and panel at American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting 2015.

Laser Resurfacing. Oral Presentation at University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, 2013-2015

Management of Hair: Alopeica and Unwanted Hair. Oral presentation at University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, 2012

Sturm-O’Brien AK, Glazer R, Stewart M, Yaremchuk K, Liu J, Ghossaini S. Interviewing: What to Ask and How. Moderator. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting 2012

Kridel RWH, Sturm-O’Brien A. Long Term Follow Up and Outcomes with Septoplasty. Oral presentation at Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting 2012

Kridel RWH, Sturm-O’Brien A. Long Term Follow Up and Outcomes with Septoplasty.Oral presentation at 2012Otorhinolaryngology Frontiers meeting

Management of Hair: Alopeica and Unwanted Hair. Oral presentation at University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center. 2012

Sturm-O’Brien AK, Glazer R, Fried M, Zacharia D, Ghossaini S. Practice Considerations and Contracts for New Employment. Moderator. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting 2011

Sturm-O’Brien AK, Brissett AE. Management practices in frontal sinus fractures. Poster presentation at International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery 2010.

Sturm-O’Brien, AK, Rodgers CB, Pereira FA, Farrel Brownell, WE. Modulation of Prestin-associated Charge Movement by Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Poster presentation at Association for Research in Otolaryngology 2010.

Sturm-O’Brien, AK, Hicks, MJ, Friedman EM. Optimal ulilization of histopathologic analysis of tonsil and adenoid specimens in the pediatric population. Poster presentation at American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology annual meeting 2009

Sturm-O’Brien AK, Popek EJ, Larrier DR. Cervical thymic cysts. Poster presentation at American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology annual meeting 2009.

Sturm AK, Liu H, Rajagopalan L, Yoo D, Brownell WE, Pereira FA. Biochemistry and cellular distribution of prestin in cultured cells. Poster presentation at Association for Research in Otolaryngology 2006.

Sturm AK, Rajagopalan L, Yoo D, Brownell WE, Pereira FA. Functional expression and microdomain localization of prestin in cultured cells. Oral presentation American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting 2006

Testimonials

“I broke my nose as a baby and have never been able to breathe more than 10% through it. Had a septorhinoplasty at 14 but it did not improve my breathing. This septoplasty and turbinate reduction with Dr. Sturm has greatly improved my breathing! Also the recovery from the surgery was much easier than my previous surgery. Had no pain or nausea and returned to work in 1 week.”

“My breathing ability and health improved significantly after surgery. I will definitely recommend Dr. Sturm to my friends.”

“Dr. Sturm, the staff and everyone have been the best of the best… She has made my journey a great and pleasant experience and has exceeded my every expectation.”

Read More Reviews

Schedule a Consultation

Taking these into consideration, Dr. Angela Sturm will tailor the most effective treatment plan to help you look and feel your best.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.