Dr. Russell D. Briggs was honored to receive the "Patient's Choice" Award for 2010, which represents the top 6% of physicians nationwide. Dr. Briggs, who was raised in Winter Haven, Florida, did his undergraduate studies at Davidson College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors. Dr. Briggs continued his medical education at the University of Florida Medical School where in 1998 he graduated in the top 1% of his class and was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Briggs also participated in ground-breaking ear research while at the University of Florida that earned him research honors at graduation. Dr. Briggs was excited to come to Texas in 1998 to start his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. During his residency, Dr. Briggs was involved in multiple research projects, published numerous articles for various Medical Journals, and was a guest speaker at ENT national conferences.
Dr. Briggs moved to Austin in 2006 where he joined Dr. Karen Stierman in practice. Dr. Briggs is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.