Elizabeth Kvale, MD, MSPH

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Fax: 1-512-495-5709


Southern Illinois University, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham, MSPH, Health Behavior


Residency, Family and Community Health, University of Missouri

Fellowship, Palliative Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Elizabeth Kvale, MD, MSPH, is a board-certified family medicine specialist and the Survivorship Medical Director of UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes. In her role, she oversees the CaLM Care Team. She is also a part of UT Health Austin’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction care team. Additionally, Dr. Kvale is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine, a courtesy associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Population Health, and a courtesy associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Oncology. She also serves as the Program Leader of Survivorship and Supportive Care for the Dell Medical School Livestrong Cancer Institutes.

Dr. Kvale earned her medical degree from Southern Illinois University and her master’s in health behavior from the University of Alabama. She completed a residency in family and community health at the University of Missouri and a fellowship in palliative medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she served as both an assistant and associate professor and held a number of important leadership positions within clinical and research programs, including Director for the Palliative and Supportive Care Ambulatory Clinical Program, Clinic Director for Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic, and interim Section Chief for Palliative Care at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Kvale’s scholarly contributions to palliative medicine are significant. Her research primarily focuses on end-of-life care in under-served, underrepresented, and safety net populations as well as interventions to improve the quality of life for older cancer survivors.


  • Palliative care and support

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Citation of Merit Award, Circle of Life



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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