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Meet The Team

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Meet the team! Here at My Houston Surgeons, we understand that your total care not only involves Dr. Rednam but also her team: her PA, nurses, MA and her amazing patient care coordinators! We believe in a team care approach so that your experience with us is amazing in every aspect of your care. Meet the warm, caring and capable ladies of MHS who will be with you every step of your recovery!

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie Cooper, Patient Care / Surgery Coordinator

Stephanie Cooper has been with the practice since 2012. She earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Texas at Tyler and worked in health care for over a decade. When you are consulting with Dr. Rednam, Stephanie will be an integral part of your experience with our practice. She excels at discussing all details of the surgical plan and makes scheduling surgery with our office effortless for our patients! She loves her ridiculously handsome husband, Chris, two kiddos named Christopher and Wyatt, and (she’s ashamed to admit) a Chiweenie named Lil’ Ting. She is also passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating a 90% plant-based diet and exercising regularly.

Cheryl Ciancio

Cheryl Ciancio, Patient Care / Surgery Coordinator

Cheryl Lynn Ciancio has over five years experience as a patient coordinator in the plastic surgery field. Cheryl says the best part of her day is the connection she makes with each and every on of Dr. Rednam’s patients while helping them along in their surgical process. When not at work Cheryl enjoys spending time with her sweet husband Brian, and his two children Molly and Liam. Cheryl loves her morning runs and super sweaty workouts, traveling, crossword puzzles, live music, playing in the rain, chicken fried steak with cream gravy, college football and the LSU Tigers.

Erin Ho

Erin Ho, PA-C

Erin grew up in Pearland, Texas. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with honors. She completed her master’s program of physician assistant studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. To her, plastic and reconstructive surgery is a beautiful combination of art and medicine. Erin is an integral part of patients’ surgical experience and assists Dr. Rednam in all surgeries. In addition, she has received personal training from Dr. Rednam to perform injectables, lasers, peels and small cosmetic procedures. During her time off, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, embarking on adventures near and far, staying active and getting lost in a good novel.

Crystal Gardiner, MA

Crystal joined MHS in 2017 as a medical assistant for the practice. She has since then become Dr. Rednam’s right hand woman running her clinics and acting as a patient liason. She is constantly working to improve our patient’s experiences and is continuing her education to bring more to the practice in the future. She provides passionate care and develops a strong rapport with patients. “I’m lucky to be working with an amazing team and the best surgeon.” Crystal explains.

Gladys Perez, MA

Gladys is an experienced medical assistant who recently joined the practice. She takes pride in providing the best patient care possible. As Dr. Rednam’s medical assistant her goal is to help guide patients through their surgery journey from start to finish.

Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman, Clinical Manager, RN BSN

Katie Hoffman, RN, BSN is the most senior nurse at MHS Surgery. She is from the small town of Nada, Texas where her father is a rice farmer. She’s a country girl that enjoys hunting/fishing and being outdoors. Katie prides herself on being able to provide compassion and understanding that exudes through her patient care.

Jana Haggard

Jana Haggard, RN BSN

Jana has served in the nursing field since April 2012. Her nursing career began in the Operating Room at Memorial Hermann Hospital- TMC, where she was first introduced to the surgeons within this practice. After a few years, she was asked to join their ranks. Jana loves the variety of care she gets to offer her patients at My Houston Surgeons in the roles of pre-operative, clinical, operating room and recovery nurse. Aside from work, she is happily married and lives nearby in Southwest Houston. Jana has one yellow lab, a beautiful little girl and a brand new baby boy. Fall is her favorite time of year where she gets to root on the football team at her alma mater, Texas A&M University. Whoop!

Florella Ayala

Florella Ayala, RN BSN

Florella was born and raised in Houston, TX. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She mostly enjoys being able to provide compassion and support to her patients and their loved ones. She loves traveling and being outdoors. Her spare time is spent with her family, friends, and her fur baby Ollie who is a handsome Chiweenie mix. She feels blessed to be a part of such an amazing and hard-working team that always strives to provide the best patient care.

Hillary Huettel

Hillary Huettel, B.S.N., RN

Hillary Huettel is a native Houstonian and finished her BSN at the University Of Texas, Cizik School Of Nursing in May 2019. She also has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and after a short stent in the cooperate world, she decided to stay at home with her son and daughter. As they are now 20 and 17, Hillary decided to return to school and pursue a field she always felt drawn to, nursing. Hillary is excited to join the MHS team and looks forward to being a part of each patient’s cosmetic or reconstructive journey.

Cathy Meredith

Cathy Meredith, RN, NP, MBA

Breast Cancer Relations Coordinator & SVP, Business Development & Operations
Cathy joined MHS in June of 2018 and has a dual role in our practice. She is our Breast Cancer Coordinator as well as our Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development. She has been in the medical field since 1994 in various roles throughout the Houston area, but has spent most of her career working with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare system. She received her Master’s in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center in 2001 and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2011. After receiving a diagnosis of bilateral breast cancer in September of 2016, she decided to change her career path and join MHS so that she could work with breast cancer patients to connect them to resources and offer support as someone who has been through that journey. She enjoys scuba diving, traveling, CrossFit, reading, and hanging out with friends/family. She is incredibly excited to be part of the MHS team and have the capability to pay it forward with women who are diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Amy Hoffman

Amy Hoffman, Practice Administrator

Amy is responsible for all operational aspects of our busy multi-specialty practice. As a Texas native, this University of Houston graduate has been a part of the practice since 2006. She enjoys being a part of the MHS team and is “always looking for new MHS teammates that have a passion for people and overall excellence.” When she’s not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Patrick and their two active children.

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