PHYSICIANS

Austin Kidney Associates physicians call central Texas home.  Our physicians direct all aspects of kidney care including the diagnosis and management of diabetic and hypertensive kidney diseases.  We emphasize preventative medicine with the hope of avoiding late complications of kidney disease.  Our physcians are experts in the care of dialysis patients as well as kidney transplant patients.  We know you have a choice in your healthcare and appreciate you choosing us.

 

Judith A. Betts, MD - "A positive approach to quality kidney care."

Judith A. Betts, MD

Education

Fellowships:

 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Residency:

 University of California, San Francisco, CA

Medical School:

 Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Undergraduate School:

 The University of Texas, Austin, TX

 

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 1996
Primary Office: 408 W. 45th Street
Davita Dialysis:  Primary Location - Waterloo
Primary Hospital: Seton Medical Center
Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, FASN
American College of Physicians
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Professional Positions and Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Salutatorian Southwestern Medical School
Faculty of the Ohio State University College of Medicine
Medical Director of Waterloo Dialysis

Interests

I enjoy University of Texas sports, children, pets and outdoor activities.

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Cristian Cipleu, MD

Cristian Cipleu, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2003-2005
Postdoctoral Research, University of Nevada, Reno 1999-2000

Residency:

Internal Medicine, Austin Medical Education Programs/Brackenridge Hospital, Austin 2000-2003
Nephrology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 1995-1999

Medical School:

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca Romania, 1988-1994

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 2005
Primary Office: 4100 Duval Rd.
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Metric
Primary Hospital: North Austin Medical Center

Certifications

 

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
American Board of Nephrology, 2005

Professional Positions and Honors

Medical Director of Satellite Dialysis Metric location

Interests

My hobbies include skiing and running.

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Amsalu  Erko, MD

Amsalu  Erko, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2009

Residency:

University of Texas Medical Branch, Austin, TX 2006

Medical School:

Gondar College of Medical Sciences, Ethiopia 1998

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 2009
Primary Office: St. David’s
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Southwood
Primary Hospital: St. David's Medical Center

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
American Board of Nephrology, 2009

Interests

My hobbies and interests include playing the keyboard and acoustic guitar as well as painting with water colors. Austin has some beautiful landscapes for my canvas. 

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Shahzad Hashim, MD - "I believe that as physicians we must place the patient's best interest above everything else."

Shahzad Hashim, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Residency:

University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Medical School:

The Aga Khan University

Undergraduate School: 

Karachi Grammar School, Advance Level GCE Degree

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2008
Primary Office: Cedar Park
Primary Hospital: Round Rock Medical Center, St. David's Georgetown and Cedar Park Regional
American Society of Nephrology
American College of Physicians
Harris County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Professional Positions and Honors

Chief Medical Resident - Department of Internal Medicine, UT Houston Health Science Center 2004-2005
Best Resident Teacher in Internal Medicine - Awarded by the Graduating Class of 2005
Monica Monet Halloway Barrett MD Award 2001-2002 for exemplifying the professional attributes: Integrity, Excellence in Patient Care, Leadership in Community Service, and Kindness of Spirit

Interests

I enjoy golf and live music.

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Peter B. Hines, MD - "Expert kidney care . . .  genuine patient care."

Peter B. Hines, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Residency:

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Medical School:

Doctor of Medicine - Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Undergraduate School: 

The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2007
Primary Office: Cedar Park
Primary Hospital: Seton Williamson
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Interests

I enjoy hiking, swimming, family and church.

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Timothy R. Hines, MD - "Effective communication is the cornerstone of the treatment process."

Timothy R. Hines, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Residency:

Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Medical School:

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Undergraduate School: 

The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 1995
Primary Office: 408 W. 45th Street
Davita Dialysis:  Primary Location - Cedar Park and Taylor
Primary Hospital: Seton Medical Center
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Professional Positions and Honors

Medical Director of our Cedar Park and Taylor Davita Dialysis facilities

Interests

I enjoy snowboarding, UT Football, family and the Austin music scene.

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Ting-Chi Lu, MD - "My goal is to provide patients with the tools and information they need to live well with kidney disease."

Ting-Chi Lu, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Undergraduate School: 

Rice University, Houston, TX

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2008
Primary Office: 408 W. 45th Street & 4007 James Casey
Primary Hospital: Seton Medical Center
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Society of National Kidney Foundation

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Professional Positions and Honors

Faculty of Mount Sinai Department of Medicine, New York

Interests

I enjoy time with kids, hiking and yoga.

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Krzysztof (Krys) Lyson, MD, PhD

Krzysztof Lyson, MD, PhD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 1999
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX 1992
Institute for Biomedical Research, University of Texas at Austin, TX  1986

Residency:

Central Texas Medical Foundation, Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, TX 1997
Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Medical Academy of Lodz, Poland, 1984

Medical School:

Medical Academy of Lodz, Poland 1980

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 2003
Primary Office: 4100 Duval Rd.
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Round Rock
Primary Hospital: St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997
American Board of Nephrology, 1999

Professional Positions and Honors

Medical Director Award, Satellite Dialysis 2013
Institutional Research Fellowship, Nephrology Division, University of Iowa 1997
Scholarship, Distinguished Residents and Fellows, NHLI, London, UK 1996
Scientific Award, Polish Ministry of Health 1979 & 1985

Interests

My hobbies include photography and cycling.

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Helen Maidment, MD

Helen Maidment, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1994

Residency:

Central Texas Medical Foundation, Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, TX 1992

Medical School:

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 1989

Graduate School, MEd:

University of IL, Chicago, IL 1976

Undergraduate School:

University of Canterbury, New Zealand 1972

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 1998
Primary Office: St. David’s
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Manor Road
Primary Hospital: Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004
American Board of Nephrology, 2005

Professional Positions and Honors

Brackenridge Hospital Physician of the Year, 2004
Texas Super Doctors 2007 & 2008

Interests

I enjoy traveling the world with my family. My husband and I have 2 daughters and 2 grandsons. We also enjoy tennis and play as often as we can.

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Neil Manek, MD

Neil Manek, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 2012

Residency:

Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 2010

Medical School:

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX 2007

Undergraduate School: 

The University of Texas, Austin, TX 2002

 

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2013
Primary Office: Cedar Park
Davita Dialysis:  Primary Location - Georgetown, Taylor
Primary Hospital:  Cedar Park Regional Center, Seton Northwest

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

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Ravi Mididoddi, MD

Ravi Mididoddi, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 2009

Residency:

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 2006

Medical School:

Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, India 1998

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 2009
Primary Office: Round Rock, Georgetown
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Metric
Primary Hospital: St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
American Board of Nephrology, 2009

Interests

My hobbies include biking and financial markets.

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Peter Miller, MD

Peter Miller, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1989
Harvard School of Public Health

Residency:

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 1985

Medical School:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 1982

Undergraduate School: 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 1978

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 1998
Primary Office: South
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Southwood
Primary Hospital: St. David’s South Austin Hospital

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985
American Board of Nephrology, 1988
American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology 2013

Professional Positions and Honors

President, Capital Nephrology Associates 2009-2012
Texas Super Doctors 2007

Interests

My hobbies include skiing, cycling and speaking German.

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Scott Moore, MD

Scott Moore, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO 1979

Residency:

Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN 1975
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 1977

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX 1974

Undergraduate School: 

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1970

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 1998
Primary Office: St. David’s
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Manor
Primary Hospital: St. David's Medical Center

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977
American Board of Nephrology, 1980

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Paul Nader, MD

Paul Nader, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 1988

Residency:

University of Missouri / Columbia Hospitals, 1984

Medical School:

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 1981

Undergraduate School: 

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 1977

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 1998
Primary Office: St. David’s
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Metric
Primary Hospital: St. David’s Medical Center

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985
American Board of Nephrology, 1988
American Board of Critical Care Medicine, 1991 to 2001

Professional Positions and Honors

President, Capital Nephrology Associates 1998-2009, 2012-2013
Austin Business Journal Annual Best Doctors List
Austin's Monthly "303 Best Doctors" 2011
Texas Super Doctors 2007 - 2013

Interests

I am married and have 2 grown children.  We are huge UT fans!  I enjoy swimming, and it is great for relaxation and exercise.

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Annalisa Perez, MD

Annalisa Perez, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 2007

Residency:

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 2005

Medical School:

The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 2002

Graduate School:

The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 1996

Undergraduate School: 

Duke University, Durham, NC 1994

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 2009
Primary Office: Kyle
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Kyle
Primary Hospital: Seton Hays, St. David’s South Austin Hospital

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005
American Board of Nephrology, 2007

Professional Positions and Honors

Medical Director, Satellite Dialysis Kyle Facility

Interests

I enjoy hiking and kayaking in the Austin area. Austin offers so many opportunities for the outdoors. I take advantage of them whenever I can!

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William A. Rodriguez, MD - "Bringing exceptional kidney care so patients can live their best life."

William Rodriguez, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Texas-Division of Renal Disease & Hypertension, Houston, TX

Residency:

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Medical School:

University of Texas, Houston, TX

Undergraduate School: 

St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2003
Primary Office: 408 W. 45th Street
Davita Dialysis:  Waterloo & El Milagro Home Program
Primary Hospital: Seton Medical Center
Texas Medical Board Consultant
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society and Hispanic Physicians Association

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Professional Positions and Honors

Medical Director, El Milagro Home Program

Interests

I enjoy jogging, outdoor activities, snow skiing, BBQ'ing and dogs.  I am from a Cuban descent and am married with two daughters.

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Mark Rosen, MD

Mark Rosen, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Miami Medical Center, Miami, FL 1977

Residency:

University of Miami Medical Center, Miami, FL 1975

Medical School:

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1972

Undergraduate School: 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1968

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 2011

Primary Office: St. David’s
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Manor
Primary Hospital: St. David’s Medical Center

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1975
American Board of Nephrology, 1978

Professional Positions and Honors

President of Medical Staff, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD 1998-2000

Interests

I enjoy duplicate bridge.

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Nicholas Rowder, MD - "We must never stop learning: patients and physicians both."

Nicholas Rowder, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of California, San Diego, CA

Residency:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University

Medical School:

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Undergraduate School: 

The University of Texas, Austin, TX

 

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2006
Primary Office: 4007 James Casey (South Office)
Davita Dialysis: Primary Location - El Milagro
Primary Hospital: Seton Northwest, St. David's Hospital and Cornerstone
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Interests

I enjoy running, basketball movies and home theater.

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Edith Simmons, MD

Edith Simmons, MD

Education

Fellowships:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 2004

Residency:

University of MS Medical Center, Jackson, MS 2001

Medical School:

University of MS Medical Center, Jackson, MS 1997

Graduate School:

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2004

Undergraduate School: 

Delta State University, Cleveland, MS 1992

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 2005
Primary Office: St. David’s
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Southwood
Primary Hospital: St. David’s South Austin Hospital

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000
American Board of Nephrology, 2004

Interests

I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and time on the water while kayaking.

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Karon Simpson, MD

Edith Simmons, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 1984

Residency:

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 1982

Medical School:

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 1979

Undergraduate School: 

University of Texas, 1975

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 1998
Primary Office: St. David’s
Satellite Dialysis:  South & Southwood
Primary Hospital: St. David’s South Austin Hospital

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1982
American Board of Nephrology, 1984

Professional Positions and Honors

Texas Super Doctors 2010 - 2011

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Sujatha Venkatesh, MD - "I strive to use my expertise to compassionately care for my patients."

Scott Moore, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Medical School:

Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: 

University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2000
Primary Office: 4007 James Casey
Davita Dialysis:  Primary Location - South Austin
Primary Hospital: St. David's South Austin Hospital
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Indian Physicians Society
American Society of Nephrology

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Professional Positions and Honors

Medical Director, South Austin Davita Dialysis
Top Doctor Award, Austin Monthly Magazine 2013

Interests

I enjoy running, cooking and listening to music.

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Malavika Vinta, MD - "I get the greatest satisfacton caring for my patients and really getting to know them and their families over the years."

Malavika Vinta, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Residency:

University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Medical School:

Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Undergraduate School: 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

 

Affiliations

Central Texas Kidney Associates since 2007
Primary Office: 4007 James Casey
Davita Dialysis: Primary Location - Hill Country
Primary Hospital: South Austin Hospital, Brackenridge Hospital and Health South Rehab
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Society of Nephrology
International Society of Nephrology

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Interests

I enjoy traveling and participating in community services.

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Byron Welch, MD

Byron Welch, MD

Education

Fellowships:

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic, Iowa City, IA 1990

Residency:

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 1988

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX 1985

Undergraduate School: 

Rice University, Houston, TX 1980

 

Affiliations

Capital Nephrology Associates since 1998
Primary Office: 4100 Duval Rd.
Satellite Dialysis: Primary location - Round Rock
Primary Hospital: St. David’s Medical Center Round Rock

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988
American Board of Nephrology, 1990

Professional Positions and Honors

Austin Business Journal Annual Best Doctors List
Austin's Monthly "303 Best Doctors" 2011

Interests

I enjoy cycling in the Austin area.  The central Texas area is great for outdoor activities.

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