General Health News Jan 15, 2019

UT Health Austin Physicians Among Austin’s 2019 Top Doctors

4 UT Health Austin doctors recognized as Top Doctors in the January 2019 issue of Austin Monthly magazine

Sourced from: Austin Monthly

UT Health Austin banners on the Health Transformation Building

4 UT Health Austin physicians were recognized as Top Doctors in the January 2019 issue of Austin Monthly magazine. These physicians were nominated by other licensed physicians as the best in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Each physician nominee is carefully screened based on their educational and professional experience by a physician-led team of Castle Connolly researchers who select top doctors on a national and regional level. This is the second year that UT Health Austin physicians have been recognized for this honor.

How are doctors selected for Austin’s Top Doctors?

Austin Monthly’s Top Doctors are selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Physicians selected for inclusion in Austin Monthly’s Top Doctors may also appear online at, or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online or in print.

Meet UT Health Austin’s 2019 Top Doctors

A headshot portrait of John A. Bertelson, MD, FAAN Neurologist, Comprehensive Memory Center, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences.

John A. Bertelson, MD, FAAN*, is a behavioral neurologist in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and other neurological disorders of cognition. Additionally, Dr. Bertelson is an assistant professor in both the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Portrait of neurologist David Paydarfar, MD, in a round frame

David Paydarfar, MD, serves as Interim Director for UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He previously served as a professor and the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as well as an associate faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s in physics from Duke University. He completed a residency in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is a fellow of the American Neurological Association and an investigator of the Clayton Foundation for Research.

A headshot portrait of Mark Queralt, MD - Clinical Director, Back and Neck Pain Center, Musculoskeletal Institute.

Mark Queralt, MD, is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For more than two decades, Dr. Queralt has specialized in the treatment of spinal pain and injuries. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Texas Southwestern. He is board-certified in pain medicine through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Queralt is also a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Queralt sees patients with back and neck pain in UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute.

A headshot portrait of Amanda White.

Amanda White, MD*, is a fellowship-trained female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon in Women’s Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin. She specializes in the treatment and management of pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Additionally, Dr. White is an associate professor and serves as the Division Chief of Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health. She also serves as the Program Director for the Dell Medical School Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.

*Consulting Clinician: A medical specialist who, though not a member of the UT Health Austin professional staff, works as part of a care team to help ensure our patients are provided with comprehensive access to the clinical expertise and services they need to address their unique condition, situation, or circumstance.

Interested in seeing a UT Health Austin clinician?

UT Health Austin welcomes new patients and accepts most insurance plans. For more information or to request an appointment, call our Access Center at 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737) or visit here.

About the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton

The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Ascension brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare delivery and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments to build an integrated system of care that is a collaborative resource for clinicians and their patients.

About UT Health Austin

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide patients with an unparalleled quality of care. Our experienced healthcare professionals deliver personalized, whole-person care of uncompromising quality and treat each patient as an individual with unique circumstances, priorities, and beliefs. Working directly with you, your care team creates an individualized care plan to help you reach the goals that matter most to you — in the care room and beyond. For more information, call us at 1-833-UT-CARES or request an appointment here.