Dr. Russell D. Briggs was raised in Winter Haven, Florida, and did his undergraduate studies at Davidson College in North Carolina where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors. Dr. Briggs continued his medical education at the University of Florida Medical School graduating 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. He was recently honored to receive the "Patient's Choice" Award, which represents the top 6% of physicians nationwide. He performs a wide variety of both adult and pediatric ENT procedures and is particularly accomplished in balloon sinuplasty, performing the first procedure of this type in Austin over 10 years ago.
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 (FACS).
In his personal life, Dr. Briggs enjoys traveling and enjoying culinary delights throughout the world with his wife, Tina, and his four children. He is also an accomplished saltwater fly fisherman and tennis player having won the Southern Conference tennis title in both singles and doubles while in college.