About Christian P. Conderman, MD
I was born in Kansas and moved to Heidelberg, Germany when I was three years old. While overseas, I attended Department of Defense schools until I was 18. Upon graduating from high school, I returned to Kansas to attend the University of Kansas where I obtained a BA in Chemistry. I subsequently attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. During my time in medical school, I developed an affinity for head and neck anatomy and had always wanted to pursue a career in a surgical field. As such, head and neck surgery seemed like a natural choice. After medical school, I moved to southern California to complete my internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. During my 5 years in residency, I thoroughly enjoyed gaining experience in all aspects of head and neck surgery but ultimately found myself most passionate about facial plastic & reconstructive surgery. This is especially true of functional and cosmetic nasal surgery due to the intricate and unique anatomy associated with this type of surgery. As a result, I chose to pursue additional training and completed a fellowship in facial plastics with Dr. Russell Kridel in Houston. This provided me with the opportunity to refine my knowledge and surgical acumen in both the cosmetic and reconstructive arenas within head and neck surgery. I ultimately stayed in Houston as an assistant professor in the department of otorhinolaryngology-head & neck surgery at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School and served as a faculty member for 2 years while developing a facial plastics practice and also having the opportunity to work with residents and medical students at one of the greater Houston area's county hospitals fulfilling a need for Houston's under-served population.