Clinician Spotlights Jan 16, 2020

UT Health Austin Doctors Make the Austin Monthly Magazine 2020 Top Doctors List

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9 UT Health Austin physicians were recognized as Top Doctors in the January 2020 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 third 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 castleconnolly.com, or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online or in print.

Meet the 2020 Austin Monthly 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.

Charles Fraser, MD

Charles Fraser, Jr., MD, is a board-certified congenital heart surgeon and the Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He specializes in the surgical treatment of infants, children, and adults with congenital cardiac disease, with emphasis on complex neonatal repairs of serious cardiac malformations. Additionally, Dr. Fraser is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Pediatrics as well as a professor and the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Dell Medical Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

John Kuo, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and the Surgical Director for UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He specializes in treating patients with pituitary tumors, brain tumors, and brain metastases using advanced neurosurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery. Additionally, Dr. Kuo is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurosurgery and a courtesy professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Oncology. He also serves as the Inaugural Chair for the Dell Medical School Department of Neurosurgery and the Director of Neuro-Oncology for the Dell Medical School Livestrong Cancer Institutes.

Steve Roach, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and the Chief of UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He leads the development of pediatric neurology and serves as the Section Chief for UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. He specializes in autism, epilepsy, and neuromuscular conditions as well as other neurological diseases. Additionally, Dr. Roach is a professor and serves as the Associate Chair for Clinical Integration and Operations for the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

David Paydarfar, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and the Director of UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He is also a part of the Pharyngeal High-Resolution Manometry care team. In his role, he is responsible for establishing the initial infrastructure to support premier subspecialty programs in clinical neuroscience, working closely with the chairs of psychiatry, neurosurgery, and others committed to these important ventures. Additionally, Dr. Paydarfar is a professor and serves as the Chair for the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

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

Mark Queralt, MD, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and the Clinical Director of UT Health Austin’s Back and Neck Pain Center within the Musculoskeletal Institute. With more than twenty years of experience, he specializes in the treatment of spinal pain and injuries. Additionally, Dr. Queralt is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

Rebecca Rogers, MD, is a board-certified urogynecologist and the Clinical Director of Women’s Health, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton. With over 25 years of experience, she specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, Dr. Rogers serves is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health and serves as the Associate Chair for Clinical Integration and Operations for the Dell Medical School.

Celeste Sheppard, MD, FACOG, is a fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine specialist in both Women’s Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, and the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She also serves as the Clinical Director of Ultrasound for Women’s Health. Additionally, Dr. Sheppard is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health.

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?

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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 the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center

The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center 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.