Dr. Scott Kelly grew up in Brownwood, Texas, and is excited to return to his home state to practice ophthalmology. Dr. Kristen Hawthorne, born in Dallas, Texas, is interested and excited about returning to her "home state" to practice ophthalmology and was excited about the prospect of practicing in her hometown of Austin.
Dr. Kelly attended the University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston Medical School, where he earned his B.S. in Neurobiology and completed an internship before completing his training as an ophthalmologist. After completing his residency, Dr. Branch moved to Greenville, South Carolina, to finish his stay and help establish an ocularology department at Greenville Hospital System. She began her academic career at Texas A & M University in Dallas, Texas, where she earned her Bs and S's and a doctorate from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Houston.
Dr. Werchan is married to psychiatrist Dr. Isela Werchan, they have two dogs and a cat and share a sweet toddler. She was an intern at Texas A & M University Medical Center, a temporary position she held for two years before moving to Austin, New Mexico, where she now lives. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, boating on Lake Austin and finding the best tacos in town. She also spends time with family and friends, including husband, son, daughter-in-law, husband's wife, husband's friend and son's girlfriend.
Dr. Aubrey graduated from Texas A & M University Medical Center and completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin upon her arrival. Dr. Hawthorne received his doctorate from Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he was honored with a prestigious teaching award by his peers.
He trained as an ophthalmologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin, where he was elected chief medical officer. Dr. Morledge graduated from Texas A & M University Medical Center and completed her residency at Texas State University Health Sciences Center. She was an assistant at the King Daughters Clinic and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Department of Child Health and Human Services at the Texas Department of Health.
He is the founder of Austin Vein Specialists, which has offices in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and has a long history of excellence in the treatment of meningitis, ulcerative colitis and other chronic diseases.
Prior to joining Texas Vision, he was chief physician at the King Daughters Clinic, which performed cataract and refractive surgery. He was also a clinical professor at the University of Texas, where he taught other ophthalmologists how to perform cataract and LASIK surgery, and an assistant professor of medicine at Texas A & M University.
He graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in 1982 and completed his medical degree and residency in neurology at the University of South Florida in 1983. He graduated in 1990 with a degree in neurology and neurosurgery from Texas A & M University Medical Center. Sussman, a 44-year-old pathologist, has been working as part-time medical director for Texas Vision for three years, most recently as director of the Texas Eye Institute. In 1990 he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Texas in Austin.
Texas Vision was founded to provide patients with the highest level of clinical and personalized care. Dr. Hawthorne completed his medical training at Texas A & M University Medical Center and the University of Texas at Austin. He was accepted to be trained at the country's largest medical center before focusing on medicine and training to become an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Chang has participated in international missions and has served in the US Army Corps of Engineers and the United Nations Special Operations Command. Dr. Morledge holds a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Texas A & M University Medical Center and a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
What does it mean to be a nationally recognized expert recognized by other Texas physicians and recognized as one of the nation's top ten physicians for his work in public health and medical education?
Dr. Morledge has been recognized as Texas Super Doctor every year since 2004 by Texas Monthly Magazine. Dr. Gotvald was named one of the nation's leading vascular surgeons by US News & World Report in its annual list of the best surgeons in Texas and is included in its top 10 list for 2020. He was also named "the top physician in this country" by the American College of Surgeons and the Texas Medical Association's American Society of Cardiology.
Dr. John D. Castle, president of the Texas Medical Association, said of Dr. Gotvald's recognition: "It's important to note that doctors who cannot or cannot be paid are selected for Castle and Connolly's top doctor. Only a small percentage of doctors were selected, which is testament to the quality of medical education in the state of Texas and the medical community as a whole.