After 31 years of practice Dr. Strinden retired at the end of 2019. We have removed the ability to email our office via the website and only phone contact will be available for messages. This website is currently available for education and information. Please use the online form to request your records. You can find it under the resource tab, then forms. Click on medical records release authorization. Please fill out ALL numbered blanks and return the form via fax (936)632-3837, email (, or US mail. Dr. Strinden no longer lives in Lufkin. For patients, there will be a $5.00 fee for copying records for mailing. We will be happy to forward records to any doctor of your choosing. Please allow 4 weeks for processing records requests.

We have been honored to serve our patients!!
Dr. Strinden and Staff of Lufkin Plastic Surgery


William D. Strinden, M.D.

Dr. Strinden has been in practice in Lufkin since June of 1988 performing over 10,000 surgical procedures in the hospital or office. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California medical school in 1981 and he trained at the University of Wisconsin residency programs in general surgery and plastic surgery including maxillofacial, hand and general plastic surgery until he opened his practice in Lufkin. He is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery. He attends over 120 hours of continuing medical education biannually in order to keep up with the latest techniques to benefit patient safety and outcomes.


University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
B.S. in Zoology June, 1977

University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033
M.D. Degree June, 1981

Professional Background

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1981-1986)

1987, 1994 (recertification)

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1986-1988)

1990, 2003, 2013 (recertification)

Memorial Medical Center of East Texas
Woodland Heights Hospital

Lufkin Plastic Surgery (1998-present)

Memorial Medical Center of East Texas
Woodland Heights Hospital (2013 – 2016)

1/1/92 to 1/1/93 and 1/1/2010 to 1/1/2012

Woodland Heights Hospital (1999 - 2004)
Physicians of East Texas (2005 – 2011)

General Surgery Residency

Board Certification in Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Fellowship

Board Certification
American Board of Plastic &
Reconstructive Surgeons

Past Chief of Surgery

Medical Director

Past Chief of Staff

Angelina County Society President

Board of Directors

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Medical Association
  • Angelina County Medical Association
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Association of Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Our Philosophy

We will treat each patient with kindness and professionalism. Our goal is to provide excellent surgery of a quality expected in a major medical center, but delivered with personal attention. It is important to me that my patients are comfortable with their care and that they are satisfied. Come visit us at our pleasant office to discuss your plastic surgery needs in the privacy you expect.

Our Staff
Our Anesthesia Providers



Very friendly staff.

Great Team.

My experience with Dr. Strinden and all those who work with him has been wonderful!

They called me all weekend to check on my progress. I really appreciate that.

Very good experience.

Extremely happy with results plus the staff makes you feel comfortable and calm.

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