Kristen Held, MD.

Kristen Held

Kristin Story Held, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and International Society of Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Held is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she was named “Outstanding Student.” She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she achieved membership in AOA, the national medical honor society. After completing her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, she joined the faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology. There, she taught cataract surgery, glaucoma, refractive, eyelid, strabismus, trauma, and laser surgery to residents in ophthalmology for five years while serving as director of the county ophthalmology clinic at the Brady Green Community Health Center. She maintains an academic affiliation as an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the university. Dr. Held started her private practice of ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery in Stone Oak in 1994 and built the Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center at its current location on Sonterra Blvd. in 2005. She was overjoyed to be joined by brilliant, exceptionally trained, stellar physician, gifted surgeon, ophthalmology colleague and trusted friend, Dr. Allison Young, in 2012.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Held’s love is her family and the outdoors. She and her husband, David, have four daughters, Holly (and son-in-law, Kendal), Heidi (and son-in-law, John), Hayley (and son-in-law, Reid), and Hannah (and future son-in-law, John). Two of her daughters are physicians and two are in business. She is blessed with three adorable grandchildren. Her father is a retired chairman of neurosurgery, and her mother is a retired R.N. Dr. Held is blessed to be a seven year breast cancer survivor who is grateful for her amazing physicians and fights all the harder for her patients because of this and many other personal life experiences.