Clinician Spotlights Jan 5, 2023

UT Health Austin Doctors Make the Austin Monthly Magazine 2023 Top Doctors List

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Ten UT Health Austin physicians were recognized as Top Doctors in the January 2023 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 sixth 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 that helps 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 2023 Austin Monthly Top Doctors

A portrait of Glendaliz Bosquez, MD, pediatric physiatrist, in a round frame.

Glendaliz Bosques, MD, is a board-certified physiatrist and the Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine in UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in treating children with congenital or acquired physical disabilities. Additionally, Dr. Bosques is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

A round portrait of infectious disease specialist Elizabeth Douglass, MD.

Elizabeth Douglass, MD, is a board-certified infectious disease specialist in UT Health Austin’s Infectious Disease Clinic. She specializes in HIV and outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy for patients with complex infections. Additionally, Dr. Douglass is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine.

A round portrait of surgical oncologist Declan Fleming, MD.

Declan Fleming, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgical oncologist in UT Health Austin’s Surgical Oncology Clinic. He is also a part of both UT Health Austin’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction care team and UT Health Austin’s CaLM Care Team. He specializes in the surgical treatment of patients with cancer and has expertise in the treatment of cancers of the pancreas, liver, and stomach as well as neuroendocrine tumors. Additionally, Dr. Fleming is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, where he is the Division Chief of Surgical Oncology. He also serves as the Associate Director for Surgical Services for the Dell Medical School Livestrong Cancer Institutes.

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.

A round portrait of pediatric cardiologist Byron Holt, MD.

D. Byron Holt, MD, is a board-certified pediatric interventional cardiologist and the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. He specializes in the interventional catheterization of children and adults with congenital heart disease. Additionally, Dr. Holt is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Pediatrics.

Karl Koenig, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, FAAHKS, Medical Director  of UT Health Austin's Musculoskeletal Institute.

Karl Koenig, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, FAAHKS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the Medical Director of UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. He specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis, both primary and revision surgery, and the treatment of periprosthetic fractures and prosthetic joint infections. Additionally, Dr. Koenig is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, where he serves as the both Division Chief of Orthopedics and the Director of the the Joseph Miles Abell Jr., M.D., Clinical Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery.

A portrait of Roshni Koli, MD, pediatric psychiatrist, in a round frame.

Roshni Koli, MD, is a board-certified pediatric psychiatrist and the Medical Director of Pediatric Mental Health for UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. Dr. Koli also serves as the Medical Director for Pediatric Mental Health Services for Dell Children’s Medical Center. She specializes in primary care collaboration, treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatry, and reproductive psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Koli is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

A portrait of Carlos Mery, MD, pediatric cardiac surgeon,  in a round frame.

Carlos M. Mery, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatric congenital heart surgeon and the Associate Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic 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 also serves as the Surgical Director of the Coronary Anomalies Program, Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program, and Single Ventricle Program within the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. He specializes in the management of children and adults with congenital heart disease, including simple and complex congenital heart defects. Additionally, Dr. Mery is an associate professor in both the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School, where he also serves as the Director of Health Transformation and Design in Congenital Heart Disease.

A round portrait of physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Mark Queralt, MD.

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. He also serves as the Musculoskeletal Institute’s Medical Director. 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.

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. Additionally, Dr. Sheppard is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health.

A round portrait of gynecologist oncologist Yvette Williams-Brown, MD.

Yvette Williams-Brown, MD, is a fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist in both Women’s Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, and UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes. She is also a part of UT Health Austin’s CaLM Care Team. Additionally, Dr. Williams-Brown is a courtesy associate professor in the Dell Dell Medical School Department of Oncology and an associate professor in Dell Med’s Department of Women’s Health, where she directs the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship.

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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.