Congratulations to five UT Health Austin physicians who were among those selected as Austin’s Top Doctors in the 2019 January Issue of Austin Monthly magazine.
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. The process begins when a physician is nominated by their peers at www.castleconnolly.com/nominations. Physician-led research teams follow a rigorous process to select top doctors at regional and national level. Final selections are made after careful screening of the doctor’s educational and professional experience. Physicians selected for inclusion in Austin Monthly’s Top Doctors may also appear online at castleconnolly.com, or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online or in print.
Meet our Top Doctors 2019
John Bertelson, MD* is a neurologist with UT Health Austin’s Cognitive Impairment Clinic in the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. A native Texan, Dr. Bertelson completed his Neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his fellowship in behavioral Neurology at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.
James Ferriss, MD is a gynecologic oncologist with UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute. Dr. Ferriss received his medical degree at Louisiana State University Medical School. He went on to complete his residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at The University of Texas Southwestern and a Fellowship in Gynecologic/Oncology at University of Virginia. He is an expert in the care of women with cancers of the uterus, cervix, tubes, and ovaries. Dr. Ferriss is passionate about minimally invasive approaches to surgery and helping patients to have access to cancer research trials and leading-edge treatment.
David Paydarfar, MD is interim director of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at UT Health Austin. He previously served as Professor and Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and as Associate Faculty of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He received his B.S. in Physics (summa cum laude) from Duke University and M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his residency training in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Neurological Association and an Investigator of the Clayton Foundation for Research.
Mark Queralt, MD is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received 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 his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern and completed a subspecialty in pain medicine from 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 orthopedic patients in the Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin.
Amanda White, MD received her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School where she also completed her residency in Obsteterics/Gynecology and a fellowship in Female Pelvic and Reproductive Surgery. Dr. White treats uncontrolled urination, accidental bowel leakage (incontinence); weakening of muscles and tissue in the pelvis and vaginal bulging (pelvic organ prolapse). As a physician at the Women’s Health Institute at UT Health Austin, Dr. White works to find treatment solutions that fit a woman’s individual lifestyle and goals, including surgical options.
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