Kristin Schmidt, MD
Dr. Schmidt is a native Texan raised as a fifth generation resident of Katy, Texas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She began practicing in west Houston and Katy, TX in 2000 after completing her medical degree from the University of Texas Houston Medical Branch where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Her focus in medicine is general obstetrics and gynecology with a special interest in gynecologic surgeries such as Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy and da Vinci® Robotic surgery. Dr. Schmidt enjoys spending time getting to know her patients and forming long lasting patient-physician relationships.
Dr. Schmidt is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Schmidt has served as Chief of Obstetrics at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. When not caring for her patients, Dr. Schmidt enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Patricia A. Bruha, APRN, BSN, WHNP-BC
Patty is the newest member of our team and joined the practice in September of 2023. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Scholastica in her hometown of Duluth, Minnesota, with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Sciences. She completed the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.
Patty has over 20 years of clinical experience in ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the professional organization Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and attends their annual conference to keep up with the latest developments in the field. She sees females of all ages and provides well woman exams, contraception, urgent OB/GYN care, and low and high risk prenatal care.
She has a son and a daughter and loves dogs, listening to music, working on crafts, crossword puzzles and Sudoku, and enjoys water and boating activities.
Botros Rizk, Medical Director, Elite IVF
Botros Rizk is Medical Director, Elite IVF in Houston and Odessa Texas and former Professor and Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Medical and Scientific Director of USA In vitro fertilization and assisted reproduction at the University of South Alabama for 25 years from 1993 to 2019. Dr Rizk currently leads Elite IVF , Houston , Texas a premier assisted reproductive technology center in Texas.
Dr. Rizk is the President of the Middle East fertility Society. He currently serves as distinguished Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Cairo University , Egypt and served as Distinguished adjunct Professor of Reproductive medicine at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Rizk is distinguished Adjunct Scientific Director of IVF Michigan Rochester Hills. Dr Rizk is the scientific and Lab Director of Odessa Fertility Lab and Columbus Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Mentored by Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Edwards, recipient of the Nobel prize in Medicine for achieving the first successful In Vitro fertilization in the world, Dr.Rizk started his career in Reproductive Medicine in London and Cambridge in the era of the legends where most of the current scientific developments and medical protocols where invented. He joined the prestigious University of Cambridge for three years from 1990 to 1993 as Clinical Lecturer and Senior Registrar. Dr. Rizk is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist in England, as well as, the American Board of Bioanalysts in Embryology and Andrology.
Dr. Rizk’s clinical and research interests have focused on ovarian stimulation including the development of the long agonist protocol which became the standard for two decades of IVF. He is internationally considered a leading authority on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and made original contributions to the pathophysiology and prevention of the syndrome. Dr. Rizk authored a book solely dedicated to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that is considered the standard reference for OHSS. Dr. Rizk is an authority on endometriosis; its novel medical management and robotic surgery. Dr Rizk is the principal investigator for tens of clinical trials for the FDA over the last three decades. Professor Rizk edited and authored twenty eight medical textbooks and more than four hundred manuscripts embracing different aspects of infertility and assisted reproduction, as well as, ultrasonography and robotic surgery. Dr. Rizk is one of the early members of European Society for Human Reproduction and a founding member of Middle East Fertility Society. He chaired for several years many ASRM postgraduate courses teaching ART, ovarian stimulation, and ultrasonograhy.
Jill, Dr. Schmidt’s Nurse
Stephanie, Breanna’s Nurse
Angela, Triage Nurse
Ale, Medical Assistant
Nikki, Ultrasound Sonographer
Alda, Wellness and Aesthetic Consultant
Annette, Office Manager
Linda, Front Desk
Carrie, Phone Operator